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Those polls just reflect the thoughts of a vocal community, who think their opinions are shared by everyone.

Hear hear.

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post #122 of 168
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Originally Posted by j1h15233 View Post

Enjoy your future android phone.

Done and done, seriously though why wouldn't Apple make a larger screen model. The entire industry has moved on except Apple. Sure they will still sell a bagillion of them if they decided to stay with that archaic screen size but I won't be one of those buyers. I can't, not after owning a Samsung Galaxy Note as my business phone and Nokia N9 as my personal phone.

They could easily fit a 4" screen on the current chasis, just need to loose the silly idea that we need a dedicated home button. A gesture or even screen buttons can replace that huge space under the screen and give us a larger screen size. Doesn't anyone feel like the iPhones small rezsolution is starting to feel a little cramped, there's like no white space.

It doesn't matter at the moment I moved on after Apple released the 4S. I didn't want to buy the same phone twice, sure the specs were better but I get bored of a design quickly. plus I really wanted the last Unicorn, the gorgeous and rare white Nokia N9 64GB, my firm also replaced our Blackberry's with the Samsung Galaxy Note. So yea I'm pretty set. However I buy my phones out right instead of getting them with contract as I want them unlocked and it's cheaper in the long wrong, so if Apple releases a 4" I would happily buy one as I really want to preserve the Nokia N9 as a collectors item. Man that phone is perfect in every way, it's a shame you guys in the US will never get to see one up close.
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post #123 of 168
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Done and done, seriously though why wouldn't Apple make a larger screen model. The entire industry has moved on except Apple.

Because a larger and larger phone was something that was a normal evolution of tech and not a reaction to Apple's dominance with the normal smartphone design.

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Sure they will still sell a bagillion of them if they decided to stay with that archaic screen size but I won't be one of those buyers.

Now it's an archaic screen size. So not only is Apple incompetent they are old fashioned. You're like one of those people that said the iPad would fail because they use the archaic 4:3 aspect ratio.

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I can't, not after owning a Samsung Galaxy Note as my business phone and Nokia N9 as my personal phone.

So the Galaxy Note is 5.3" and the Nokia N9 is 3.9" or less than the width of the iPhone... yet somehow the iPhone is too small and too big at the same time. Bottom line: there is nothing Apple could ever do to satisfy you... except fail miserably.

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They could easily fit a 4" screen on the current chasis, just need to loose the silly idea that we need a dedicated home button. A gesture or even screen buttons can replace that huge space under the screen and give us a larger screen size.

So having no button to return to a universal starting point is a fault. Got it!

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It doesn't matter at the moment I moved on after Apple released the 4S. I didn't want to buy the same phone twice, sure the specs were better but I get bored of a design quickly.

Because it's perfectly sane and rational to not want a more powerful device if it looks the same¡ What kind of ADHD comment is that?

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I really want to preserve the Nokia N9 as a collectors item. Man that phone is perfect in every way, it's a shame you guys in the US will never get to see one up close.

Funny who you pooh-pooh iOS for its icon grid yet that is exactly what Meego has. It's a poor man's version of iOS except without any refinement, ecosystem or decent App Store but since it's not-Apple it's "perfect."

Fraking trolls!

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post #124 of 168
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

Because a larger and larger phone was something that was a normal evolution of tech and not a reaction to Apple's dominance with the normal smartphone design.


Now it's an archaic screen size. So not only is Apple incompetent they are old fashioned. You're like one of those people that said the iPad would fail because they use the archaic 4:3 aspect ratio.

So the Galaxy Note is 5.3" and the Nokia N9 is 3.9" or less than the width of the iPhone... yet somehow the iPhone is too small and too big at the same time. Bottom line: there is nothing Apple could ever do to satisfy you... except fail miserably.


So having no button to return to a universal starting point is a fault. Got it!


Because it's perfectly sane and rational to not want a more powerful device if it looks the same¡ What kind of ADHD comment is that?


Funny who you pooh-pooh iOS for its icon grid yet that is exactly what Meego has. It's a poor man's version of iOS except without any refinement, ecosystem or decent App Store but since it's not-Apple it's "perfect."

Fraking trolls!

Yea Fraking trolls, lets get them. Why couldn't you find a picture of the white one? Oh that icon arrangement that you see on that picture looked like that waaaay before Apple came out wth the iOS. I have a Nokia Communicator 9510 that has the same exact icon layout, where did you think Nokia got it from, Apple, uuuh no. Meego is nothing like iOS, there is nothing about that OS that resembles iOS in any way. Your just assuming, you never had the chance to play with one as it's not for sell in the US.

Why wouldn't I want a new phone with a different design. I'm a women, I like pretty things but I'm also a geek and it was only logical that I would buy a phone that was rare, beautifully designed, based off of Debian and is one of the only mobile OS's besides WebOS with true multitasking.

As for the Galaxy Note, well I had no choice, it was given to me by my company but after having one for the last three months. Well, I think I will stick with this screen size and stylus for business. It's the best business phone on the market today just my opinion.

I had a iPhone 4, I liked it a lot but you know everyone has one. So when the iPhone 4S came out I didn't want to spend another year with the same phone, been their done that. I also didn't want an Android phone as I had the Note so I bought the Nokia Lumia 800, love it still use it. However when the white Nokia N9 came out I fell head over heals for it and bought that one. Then I learned Nokia was only making 3,000 of the white version, well then I really had to have the last unicorn.

Apple has been stuck at 3.5" since it's release, so yes it's archaic and they need to get with the times especially with such a small rez. They could easily fit a 4" in the current body size

I buy pretty much every Apple product that comes out, I am not a troll just a tech lover. You are a jerk and a bully, everyone who I've talked to in private also thinks so. You have no friends here you are actually the troll here by attacking people personally and you don't even realize it. I understand you think Apple can't do any wrong but please don't force you ideology onto us. I've said this before to you, Apple is a multi billion dollar company that doesn't care about you, they just want you money. So please stop being their self appointed protector, it's stupid and annoying.

I only talk negative about inanimate objects not people but you are forcing this negativity out of me because I think you get off on it, shame on you. It's just a piece of plastic with wires, get over it.
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post #125 of 168
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I'm sure this has been discussed, but much over 4" and (for my hand at least) the screen gets hard to operated one-handed. Arc of the thumb sweep and all.

Not sure about the ergonomics of edge to edge either. It's not as severe as a tablet, since you generally aren't gripping a phone in both hands by the edges, but there isn't much more than an 1/8" of space on either side of the current iPhone screen, so you're pretty much talking about making the screen just longer-- which is the worst case scenario for one hand operation.

Not all apps need a single thumb and not all apps need full/wide screen. But different kinds of apps may happily coexist in a single device.
If I use a dial pad, 4.6" screen would be an overkill so I am fine if it is confined within 3.5" area.
However if I watch hd video, 3.5" is silly.
I would also prefer to browse with as much real estate as possible.
post #126 of 168
I don't think people realize how much width the 3:2 aspect ratio screen on the iPhone gains when you make it bigger.

Android phones gain height mostly when the screen grows.
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R.I.P. Steve Jobs.
remember he left this world, the day after the 4s launch.
post #128 of 168
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Originally Posted by Relic View Post

Done and done, seriously though why wouldn't Apple make a larger screen model. The entire industry has moved on except Apple.

Fortunately much of the consumer base hasn't moved on, which is what actually matters.

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They could easily fit a 4" screen on the current chasis, just need to loose the silly idea that we need a dedicated home button.

See, this is where you're completely wrong and will always be.

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I didn't want to buy the same phone twice,

See, this is why your opinion is completely invalid.

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Originally Posted by Technarchy View Post

I don't think people realize how much width the 3:2 aspect ratio screen on the iPhone gains when you make it bigger.

They don't care about that, though. They want Apple to move to 16:9 for whatever ludicrous reason.

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post #129 of 168
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Originally Posted by Relic View Post

I had a iPhone 4, I liked it a lot but you know everyone has one. So when the iPhone 4S came out I didn't want to spend another year with the same phone, been their done that.

So the usefulness of the device has no baring on your choice but having an external design does and yet you don't understand how such a comment makes your post look shallow and irrational when trying to relay a technical point.

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I buy pretty much every Apple product that comes out, I am not a troll just a tech lover.

I don't buy everything Apple or anyone else releases. I buy what I want when it fits my needs. If Apple were to release products that were less attractive to my needs than other vendors then I would stop purchasing products from Apple. It's that simple.

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You are a jerk and a bully, everyone who I've talked to in private also thinks so. You have no friends here you are actually the troll here by attacking people personally and you don't even realize it.

You're the one who constantly attacks me with ad homeniems. I attack your comments not you. I don't pull punches simply because your claim to be a girl or posting from a hospital bed. If you want some one to coddle you and tell you that your comments make sense when they don't that won't be me. I treat you exactly how I want to be treated if I were to make a series of comments that made no absolutely no sense.

As for friends you clearly don't pay attention.

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I understand you think Apple can't do any wrong but please don't force you ideology onto us. I've said this before to you, Apple is a multi billion dollar company that doesn't care about you, they just want you money. So please stop being their self appointed protector, it's stupid and annoying.

even more proof you don't pay attention.

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I only talk negative about inanimate objects not people but you are forcing this negativity out of me because I think you get off on it, shame on you. It's just a piece of plastic with wires, get over it.

You've called me a bully, jerk and troll who has no friends in this one pos where I have made only general comments or specifically decimated your weal arguments. So you don't even keep track of your posts or you you're calling me an inanimate object. Good one¡

If I let your comments slide you would post more of them. That would reduce the quality of the board. By not treating you like a child by praising all the foolish things you write you will learn to think more thoroughly before you write. This benefits everyone, but especially yourself. I expect the same from every member of this and other forums.

This forum and its posters have taught me valuable skills over the years. I've learned to be more analytical, logical, methodical and systematic when I think about technology. I wouldn't trade that for anything. I appreciate the posters here and you won't find a tech-based forum anywhere that has as many in-depth conversations on as many topics. If you wish to participate you will actually learn something... and be better for it. The choice is up to you.

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post #130 of 168
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Wait, so you'd rather have a bunch of black glass on the front of your phone instead of a larger display?

It's probably black glass for a reason. You can't just take a look at the exterior and assume a couple parametric changes can be executed well. Extending the display has consequences. To extend the screen down means you'd have to shrink the home button, with likely ergonomic issues. Also, displays do have thickness, to extend the screen up means thickening the phone to accommodate the back camera, among other things.
post #131 of 168
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Originally Posted by Relic View Post

I had a iPhone 4, I liked it a lot but you know everyone has one. So when the iPhone 4S came out I didn't want to spend another year with the same phone, been their done that. I also didn't want an Android phone as I had the Note so I bought the Nokia Lumia 800, love it still use it. However when the white Nokia N9 came out I fell head over heals for it and bought that one. Then I learned Nokia was only making 3,000 of the white version, well then I really had to have the last unicorn.

Why do you need to buy a new phone every year?

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I buy pretty much every Apple product that comes out, I am not a troll just a tech lover. You are a jerk and a bully, everyone who I've talked to in private also thinks so. You have no friends here you are actually the troll here by attacking people personally and you don't even realize it.

I think you're making things up. It's easy to string words together, but I've seen no evidence to back up such statements to make them valid. Complaints made against him are rare.

Solip generally makes rational arguments. This response of yours is not a rational response, it looks more like you're making an angry response because you're not convincinb. You might as well say something about his mother or his upbringing to round it out.

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I only talk negative about inanimate objects not people but you are forcing this negativity out of me because I think you get off on it, shame on you. It's just a piece of plastic with wires, get over it.

Don't blame other people for your responses.
post #132 of 168
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Ah, welcome to the other side! See, over here, that stuff just doesn't matter. It's all about a single feature: having the idea put in your head that you want the feature, demanding that feature, not getting that feature, being furious at Apple because you were "entitled" to that feature, finally getting the feature in a future product, and then being furious with Apple because the feature has inherently changed how other features worked or doesn't work very well because you didn't want a different, actually important feature.

Right now it's "a larger screen". Before it was the vague thought of "a better camera", but that has mostly died down now.


BS. People have been wanting a bigger screen for many, many versions of the iPhone at this point. A larger screen would be better, and to think apple can't do that better than the android manufacturers have, by not making it a massive PHONE itself, is selling the company short.

People who don't want a bigger screen are misguided. They don't hate a bigger screen they just don't want a bigger phone. With an unchanged or very slight change in footprint, you'd have to be a complete idiot to say that a bigger screen would not be better. As the phone becomes more and more the center of people's computing overall, I think the need for a larger screen is real, and has real benefits, and is not some "fad" or marketing gimmick.

I'm sure there were people saying why in world would anyone need a larger screen in laptops, or the iMac.

As I read this thread some of the comments from the entrenched sound like pure lunacy in reasoning that the screen cannot or should not be increased in size. There are legit reasons for a person to not want a larger phone, but few people are using them, most of what I'm reading is pure mindless drivel. I see why it's been some time since I was on these boards.

Christ this ridiculous thread will keep me away for another few months.
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Originally Posted by Jcoz View Post

BS. People have been wanting a bigger screen for many, many versions of the iPhone at this point.

Who are 'people'? People here? Sure, you see that. People in the world? Apparently not so much.

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A larger screen would be better…

Larger ≠ better.

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…to think apple can't do that better than the android manufacturers have, by not making it a massive PHONE itself, is selling the company short.

I never said that.

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People who don't want a bigger screen are misguided.

Or maybe we just don't want a big screen.

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They don't hate a bigger screen they just don't want a bigger phone.

Or maybe we just don't want a big screen.

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With an unchanged or very slight change in footprint, you'd have to be a complete idiot to say that a bigger screen would not be better.

Guess I'm a complete idiot! I always imagined, but it's nice to have confirmation from… one guy.

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As the phone becomes more and more the center of people's computing overall, I think the need for a larger screen is real, and has real benefits, and is not some "fad" or marketing gimmick.

Ah, but the phone isn't. The tablet is. And there's your big screen. And it'll get even bigger, not smaller.

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I'm sure there were people saying why in world would anyone need a larger screen in laptops, or the iMac.

Were there? I can see that back in the CRT days, and back then they had good reason to think that, but since LCDs became standard, have there really been people questioning screen size?

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I see why it's been some time since I was on these boards.

Christ this ridiculous thread will keep me away for another few months.

If you can't come to terms with the fact that some people just might not want the exact same things as you, should you really be bothering with this at all?

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post #134 of 168
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People who don't want a bigger screen are misguided. They don't hate a bigger screen they just don't want a bigger phone. With an unchanged or very slight change in footprint, you'd have to be a complete idiot to say that a bigger screen would not be better. As the phone becomes more and more the center of people's computing overall, I think the need for a larger screen is real, and has real benefits, and is not some "fad" or marketing gimmick.

You nailed it!
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Originally Posted by jason98 View Post

You nailed it!

If big screens were that important the 3GS would not have outsold ALL big screen android phones last year. It beat everyone.

Maybe people just want their phone to be a phone and not a tablet.

I am not opposed to a 3.7" or 4" tops. Over that is in obnoxious android territory.
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Maybe people just want their phone to be a phone and not a tablet.

I hear this "phone not a tablet" argument over and over again which is not an argument really if the form factor is kept the same. I guess for you special 10-15% people who love their small screens apple could do full screen option easily turned off?

Seriously what would you people really miss with wide / edge-to-edge screen? Is the that really all about the archaic home button?
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If big screens were that important the 3GS would not have outsold ALL big screen android phones last year. It beat everyone.

Maybe people just want their phone to be a phone and not a tablet.

I am not opposed to a 3.7" or 4" tops. Over that is in obnoxious android territory.

One could argue that people want a larger phone, the way you're not opposed to one, but that iOS, the App Store ecosystem, and other HW aspects of the iPhone are so strong that a larger display isn't the most important factor to consider. Now that I've stated it I can say that sums be up completely.

I've said before that I'd like a larger display so long as I can still sweep the display with my thumb as effectively. I've also run the numbers and about 4.0" is about the maximum I think it could become with the same aspect ratio and still retaining their Retina Display definition for a 960x640 display for someone with 20/20(6/6) vision from 12" away.

3438 x (1 ÷ 288.44 PPI) = 11.92"

That of course requires the side bezel and/or side thickness/curvature to be lessened to accommodate. That barely makes it and I wonder if that would be acceptable for Apple. It's also the simplest for them and developers which translate into an easier transition for users.

Now if they wish to scrap all that and use a higher PPI they need to use a higher resolution. I calculate that 4.1" is about the maximum when using the same aspect ratio and trying to keep the thumb sweep about the same. Again, that would also need the bezel and/or side thickness/curvature to be adjusted to accommodate the thumb sweep.

If Apple is going add a new resolution and display size to their SDK and App Store then why not add a new aspect ratio. That said, I don't see Apple going this route in the same year they added a new resolution for the iPad. I think that is putting too much burden on the devs which would translate into a poor user experience for consumers.

PS: As previously noted in the thread one solution to get around this would be to use the same PPI as in the current iPhone and then just center the old iPhone apps until they can be updated. This would be a work around but historically Apple doesn't like workarounds, they like solutions. I figure they don't want devs to get comfortable with 'OK' solutions when they can help it.

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post #138 of 168
I enjoy the 4S but seriously, it's time for a bigger screen. The current iPhone is a great size if your a 16yr old girl.
In all seriousness though I would drop my 4S in a heartbeat if Apple would just step up the screen size just a smidge.
post #139 of 168
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PS: As previously noted in the thread one solution to get around this would be to use the same PPI as in the current iPhone and then just center the old iPhone apps until they can be updated. This would be a work around but historically Apple doesn't like workarounds, they like solutions. I figure they don't want devs to get comfortable with 'OK' solutions when they can help it.

Nevertheless this is exactly what they need to do to make everyone happy: users, developers, press.
And how about 2x mode for iPhone apps running on iPad? Was it a workaround or solution?
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I appoligize if I upset anyone with my posts. I didnt mean to make anyone angry or call people names. Sometimes I forget how much Apple means to people. I have been fighting breast cancer for the last year and a half and I've been buying gadgets like their going out of style. I'm trying to do ten years of stuff in one year. So I have a lot of oppions when it comes to Apple vs. OTHERS.

What I found by doing something that I wouldn't normaly do when I was well is other companys make pretty great products to. On par with Apple's quality if not better in some cases.

I used to be a die hard Apple person and still own a quite of few Apple products that is why I still hang around here. I had a iPhone 4 to for a while, nice phone not many complaints but when the 4S came out I was already bored of the looks and OS. I'm sorry it's just my silly oppinion, you can't customize iOS, you can't give it a personality. So when I saw the Nokia N9 the last of its kind, Debian based, full multitasking, ultra rare white, pretty beyond belief, well it appealed to me more the continueing on with the what was basicly the same phone just better specs.

I hope this kind of explains my behaviour, I'm not all there at the moment to, I've had multiple operations in the last 2 weeks and I'm on morphine to boot. Plus I'm really angry at the world and really scared at the same time.

So again please for forgive my ramblings. Sometimes it's also hard for me to properly get my point across as English is not my 1st or even my 2nd language. I'll be more carefull in the future with my oppinions.
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Nevertheless this is exactly what they need to do to make everyone happy: users, developers, press.

And they may deem that or some other solution as the best move going forward. There are many factors to consider here.

I don't mind when people say they think Apple will make a larger iPhone because of x, y, z or that they personally want a larger iPhone, but I do take issue when people state egocentric and ultimately irrational reason for why Apple should do as they say. (Not saying you, jason98, have done that).

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And how about 2x mode for iPhone apps running on iPad? Was it a workaround or solution?

That was certainly an exception. Note that even after the iPhone 4 came out that even at 2x iPhone apps on the iPad still don't use the 960x640 resolution to display in 2x mode. They finally due on the iPad (3) but it's also using the same 4:1 pixel rendering instead of doing a 16:1 rendering when using 2x. I think that was a clear sign from Apple that they didn't want you to get comfortable with iPhone apps on the iPad.

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I hear this "phone not a tablet" argument over and over again which is not an argument really if the form factor is kept the same. I guess for you special 10-15% people who love their small screens apple could do full screen option easily turned off?

Seriously what would you people really miss with wide / edge-to-edge screen? Is the that really all about the archaic home button?

I don't think you get to be snarky with out-of-your-ass made up stuff like "10-15% people who love their small screen."

Again, the iPhone sells in enormous numbers, even if it can't outsell 50 models of Android phones all by itself. You're free to imagine that all of those people are just gritting their teeth and enduring the iPhone's "small screen" because they like other things about the platform, but the burden of proof is on people claiming that everyone loves a big screen.

Also, "archaic home button"? Half the people posting here are so full of shit I'm surprised they can figure out how to work the internet.
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I don't think you get to be snarky with out-of-your-ass made up stuff like "10-15% people who love their small screen."

Again, the iPhone sells in enormous numbers, even if it can't outsell 50 models of Android phones all by itself. You're free to imagine that all of those people are just gritting their teeth and enduring the iPhone's "small screen" because they like other things about the platform, but the burden of proof is on people claiming that everyone loves a big screen.

Also, "archaic home button"? Half the people posting here are so full of shit I'm surprised they can figure out how to work the internet.

Well then thankfully I have my posting for dumbings book with me. The Home Button isn't archaic but the size it takes up is. It's a quarter of the front panel, so why couldn't we have a software Home Button. Extend the screen to the bottom maybe even edge to edge and then we would all be happy. Those apposed to a larger screen do to it might increase the size of the phone would be happy and those wanting a larger screen would also be content.
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Well then thankfully I have my posting for dumbings book with me. The Home Button isn't archaic but the size it takes up is. It's a quarter of the front panel, so why couldn't we have a software Home Button. Extend the screen to the bottom maybe even edge to edge and then we would all be happy. Those apposed to a larger screen do to it might increase the size of the phone would be happy and those wanting a larger screen would also be content.

Why post so many false statements? What do you gain from it?
  • Home Button takes up 1/4 of the front panel.
  • Remove the Home Button from the front panel and we'd all be happy.

You also haven't considered how this would affect apps, Apple, 3rd party devs, and consumers. Until you take everything into account and comeback with a cogent game plan that would have some real world sense everything you're writing sounds like nonsense.

Pro tip: Every change affects something else. Every change affects has pros and cons. You need to at least attempt to address these to show that you've actually thought about the issue instead of crying foul on Apple for actually planning well.

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I don't think you get to be snarky with out-of-your-ass made up stuff like "10-15% people who love their small screen."

how about results of the poll of 66k participants most of them likely current iPhone users?

http://9to5mac.com/2012/03/23/imore-...r/#more-155037

Only 13% with you. So it is not "out-of-my-ass" but rather right into yours.
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Why post so many false statements? What do you gain from it?[LIST][*]Home Button takes up 1/4 of the front panel.

I guess I gain just as much as you do from trying to convince people that Apple wont or needs to change their screen size from 3.5" to at least 4", You do know that's it's going to happen don't you. There is no way they will stay at 3.5", the 4S is the last model with that screen.

Yes I probably was exaggerating it's more like 9/20, as is the top speaker, a waste of space which ever way you look at it.
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how about results of the poll of 66k participants most of them likely current iPhone users?

http://9to5mac.com/2012/03/23/imore-...r/#more-155037

Only 13% with you. So it is not "out-of-my-ass" but rather right into yours.

First of all, internet-based polls are not a good measure of the public at large because the participants aren't randomly selected. It more like an online petition with options.

Secondly, I did that poll and choose the most commonly selected answer "a 4" iPhone in a larger case" but I did so as the best option in the poll because what I want is not an option. That is a 4" iPhone that is essentially the same size.

Finally, do the people taking the poll understand what is involved with a larger display on a non-windowed OS? Do those that want a 4.3" iPhone realize how wide that would be compared to 4.3" phones with 16:9 displays? Do they even understand how and why the aspect ratio an thumb sweep matter? The poll certainly doesn't explain any of the cons involved, it's just pressing the pros.


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I guess I gain just as much as you do from trying to convince people that Apple wont or needs to change their screen size from 3.5" to at least 4", You do know that's it's going to happen don't you. There is no way they will stay at 3.5", the 4S is the last model with that screen.

Yes I probably was exaggerating it's more like 9/20, as is the top speaker, a waste of space which ever way you look at it.

All I know is that I'd like a 4"-ish iPhone providing the size is equivalent. Unfortunately, and to my everlasting regret, my desires don't run the world so I have no idea what Apple will do but there are some things incan under based on some known elements. Those have already been well well detailed in this thread as speculation, but not fact.

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I guess I gain just as much as you do from trying to convince people that Apple wont or needs to change their screen size from 3.5" to at least 4", You do know that's it's going to happen don't you. There is no way they will stay at 3.5", the 4S is the last model with that screen.

Yes I probably was exaggerating it's more like 9/20, as is the top speaker, a waste of space which ever way you look at it.

I think it takes more than a cursory look on the exterior to make a qualified opinion on that. There is no wasted space inside the device. Just take one apart for yourself to see, I've done that myself four times. It's not just the speaker. The vibration motor, speaker, front & rear cameras, headphone jack, a button, a switch, theIR head detection and circuit board with connectors are all in that "wasted" space.

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As I've stated above, moving to a 16:9 display without changing the physical size of the iphone itself will leave ~13mm on the top and bottom of the phone, which is more than enough to fit the home button there without having to shrink it at all.

But there's also a lot more down there than just the home button. It's a very tightly packed device. Extending the screen like that while constraining the overall size means maybe losing as much as a cubic centimeter in total volume, because the display has thickness.
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As I've stated above, moving to a 16:9 display without changing the physical size of the iphone itself will leave ~13mm on the top and bottom of the phone, which is more than enough to fit the home button there without having to shrink it at all.

Have you considered what a new aspect ratio would do to apps, devs and consumers?
Have you considered what a Home Button closer to the bottom edge would do to the usability when trying to be used by the thumb when placed in the hand?
Have you noticed how the iPod Nanos became harder to navigate with one hand as they continually moved the scroll wheel farther down to accommodate a larger display?
Can you see in this mockup how this would make for a worse user experience, not a better one to have the scroll wheel at the very bottom?


Here is an example of a quality mockup.

While probably not technically achievable at this time and possibly hurts certain aesthetics Apple likes it does address many of the issues being overlooked in this thread. Most notable are, it's still a 3:@ aspect ratio, it's achieving a 4" display while not making the size larger, it's elongated the Home Button and tapered which is better for various sized hands, and it moves the display up so that the Home Button doesn't have to be pushed to the bottom edge.

If you are going to make a case for a 16:9 iPhone you have to address the current aspect ratio, the SDK and app store, the transition for devs and consumers to the new aspect ratio, and the resolution and PPI. Without even trying to figure out how the logistics will work shows you aren't doing your due diligence... and certainly not creating a winning argument.

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I think it takes more than a cursory look on the exterior to make a qualified opinion on that. There is no wasted space inside the device. Just take one apart for yourself to see, I've done that myself four times. It's not just the speaker. The vibration motor, speaker, front & rear cameras, headphone jack, a button, a switch, theIR head detection and circuit board with connectors are all in that "wasted" space.



But there's also a lot more down there than just the home button. It's a very tightly packed device. Extending the screen like that while constraining the overall size means maybe losing as much as a cubic centimeter in total volume, because the display has thickness.

Wait so are you saying all that can't exsist behind the screen. Call me silly but I think there is a picture of the N9 a few posts above that almost has the identical dimensions as the iPhone but with a 3.9" and all that stuff you listed behind the screen. You would rather have a big mechanical home button and a 3.5" screen, got it sorry for wanting something else please continue telling us what is possible or not.

I would settle for this to:



But it looks a lot like this which is ok in book

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post #151 of 168
Get over your Android lust already and buy a Samsung if you want an oversized geek phone.

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I don't want a 4.5" or 5" iPhone, although if that's all that's on offer I guess I'd suck it up, since I don't have much interest in Android or WP at the moment (juries still out on WP). Big screen is great for some stuff, but carrying it around with me at all times isn't one of them. I have to shake my head at the 'droidheads sagely informing me of how a 5" phone fits nicely into their "jacket pocket" as if I'm going to be wearing a jacket at all times. I keep my iPhone on my person like a set of keys, and I typically barely know it's there. I like that, I guess because I'm a mindless fanboy.

Disappointed with S4, I settled with Galaxy Nexus instead. Nexus has got 4.65inch with 316ppi and comes with ICS. This is not bulky at all comparing with Iphone 4s with a case. It fits nicely in my pocket and 'I barely know it's there' as well.

Am I happy with my Nexus? Initialy no as I was only camparing with my wife's Galaxy Note (5.3inch). I was disappointed with Nexus due to smaller size, but then I have gradually liked Nexus more because of ICS. Yes I am happy with Nexus.

Talking 3.5inch for future smartphones is a joke to me.
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I'm sure this has been discussed, but much over 4" and (for my hand at least) the screen gets hard to operated one-handed. Arc of the thumb sweep and all.

I have 4.65inch phone my wife has got 5.3inch. We both operate one hand when calling and reading emails, but use both hands when texting, playing games, viewing phtos, playing video clips and etc. Are you doing differently with your 3.5 inch phone?
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Disappointed with S4, I settled with Galaxy Nexus instead. Nexus has got 4.65inch with 316ppi and comes with ICS. This is not bulky at all comparing with Iphone 4s with a case. It fits nicely in my pocket and 'I barely know it's there' as well.

Although I think 3.5" is just too small for a modern smartphone, I would choose my iPhone-4 over galaxy's shovelness and la-a-ags anyday.
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Although I think 3.5" is just too small for a modern smartphone, I would choose my iPhone-4 over galaxy's shovelness and la-a-ags anyday.

Sure Sammy phones may not smooth as Iphones, but much better than boring IOS. Dont get me wrong I like IOS, but just not better than Android to me.
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It seems that you, and a few other posters in this thread are against 16:9 screens on phones, claiming that its a 'ridiculous' resolution...

II'd love to know where I stated or eluded to such a thing. The only thing I recall stating as de facto is that you need a Home Button that gives you visceral feedback. I even made the same argument as to how a larger display could be used with 960x640 app being centered within them providing that the PPI was at or near the same as the new display.

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Get over your Android lust already and buy a Samsung if you want an oversized geek phone.

I have one already but I didn't buy it, I got it from work and with over 2 million sold so far it's far from just a geek toy. It makes one heck of a business phone though.

I don't want a huge phone, same dimensions as the current iPhone but with a 4" screen.
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post #158 of 168
I think Apple will increase the screen size for the following reasons:

Larger design means more space for larger battery which will be a must for LTE.

Going to an HD class retina display would make everything tiny on a 3.5" screen.

Since Apple does a refresh every other year, that 3.5" screen would be the standard until 2014.

Even a mild increase to a 3.9" screen would be work people into a frenzy and move a few million iPhones even faster. It would decimate android sales, and probably force one android device maker out the market.

LTE is not widespread enough on all carriers to convince people that it is a priority.

CPU and GPU alone refreshes will hit a point of diminishing returns, and become increasingly less appealing with every generation.
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That is a lot of votes for a larger iPhone. I hope Apple is listening. Whatever they produce will sell very well, but when only 13% are happy with 3.5" it might be time to go larger.


46,000 votes total out of more than 70 million existing iPhone owners? Uh...... no.

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46,000 votes total out of more than 70 million existing iPhone owners? Uh...... no.

The way to discredit the poll is to mention the flawed sampling. Properly sampled, 46k votes would be plenty more than enough to get a good confidence. One major problem is that the audience is self-selected, as such, not properly sampled.
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