Originally Posted by Sensi
So a bigger screen is "not really compelling" to play games, watch videos, surf the web, etc, certainly nope. I am sold.
What Games are there that you can't play now that you could by adding .47" to the Y or X (not both) axis?
Name one app or game that isn't on the iPhone because it's not a 16:9 ratio?
Name one developer who would say... "I really need .47 in for my application". and then name me the developers who say "I don't mind when Apple forces me to create a new code fork to support a new geometry, resubmit all my apps to the App Store, and deal with the bugs and issues people contact me about due to the new presentation modality"
Surfing the web? that 1/2" along the long axis? I'll still need to pinch the display to see a non mobile optimized page.. and even optimized... it's not deep enough (we 'read' at 4:3 and 3:2... we've been trained at that for years) to be a 'compelling experience'
I agree with you on videos. but you already have an iPad don't you? or an AppleTV. If not, then why not? you watch all your videos on a 4" screen?
Apple really doesn't see you as their demographic then...
Personally, I think Apple will focus the phone (and the iPod Touch) at the current form factor, and for all the reasons you state... will ship an 8" iPad. Because Apple is an ecosystem, not a shipper of independent chunks of hardware, where each has to maximize their sales.
I see some reasons for .47" more Y axis, but actually none of them are what you list.
- Better Notification center
- permanent Siri/voice dictation button on all app pages
- App Tiling (2 apps on one screen)
Those would help Apple make an iOS phone more 'integrated'
Your reasons... I don't think Apple sees those issues as the reasons why people buy a phone other than iPhone.