Originally Posted by anonymouse
I find this, and it's sister rumor, the 7" iPad, just won't die, apparently. The most frequent specious arguments for it are along the lines of:
* everyone else is doing it
* Apple is losing (some unquantified number of) sales by not doing it
* the current size is too small|big for purpose x
* one size isn't right for everyone (whereas some other particular size apparently is right for, again, some unquantified number of people)
None of these are compelling reasons for Apple to produce the rumored sized devices and there are numerous downsides for developers, consumers and Apple to producing devices with larger|smaller|different sized|proportioned screens. By their own testimony, Apple put a lot of effort into determining the optimal
size for these devices before they ever released them. It doesn't seem to make any sense that they would just toss that all out the window simply because someone else made a device a different size or because a handful of people clamor for larger|smaller devices, especially given the facts that 3.5" phones and 9.7" tablets are outselling the competition at any other specific size points by very wide margins.
Just curious - if selling millions of units of a new device isn't a compelling argument, then what is?
You can, of course, argue that unless someone is holding a gun to Apple's head, NOTHING is a compelling argument for change. That isn't a very useful argument, though.
If Apple can do it without making the phone larger, why not? What downside is there? And there IS an upside.
After the iPad, the top selling tablets on the market are all around 7". Clearly, the market is large. So what's the compelling reason NOT to do it?
Originally Posted by chronster
Talking out of your ass again I see.
I mean MY GOD. When Apple comes out with a 4 inch screen, you'll stop talking against it, and instead you'll be talking about how much of a genius Apple is for it. Oh and YES, going from 3.5 to 4 inches IS a big difference. Hell, I just went from 4 to 4.3 and I notice a difference.
Yes, the iPhone is selling at 3.5 just fine, but lots of people have said they would like bigger screens, so it will just sell EVEN BETTER. What's wrong with that?
I notice that you couldn't refute anything I said. And where did I say that Apple wouldn't go to a 4" screen? I said that they wouldn't go to a 5.3" screen, but even you ought to be able to tell the difference.
3.5" to 4"? For most people, that's "well, that's nice, but it's not that big of a deal".