Out of curiosity, what can you do with the iPad that you cannot do with the Mini????
P.S, I am 48 and have bad eye sight. I can see the Mini Just fine....
I guess this kind of drives my point home.... Different people refer different sized devices.... I honestly think a larger iPhone would lead to more iPhone sales. In fact I suspect that a 4.5-5" iPhone would actually out sell the 3.5" - 4" version....
If Apple releases one, we will see.....
I think that more important than a 'larger Iphone' is the customers desire for choice. While some prefer a smaller Iphone for their needs and convenience, others want a larger Iphone for a better gaming device. Bottom Line............Let the customer choose. It's time for Apple to realize that a strategy of 1 iphone a year is not enough.
Customers would probably be willing to pay more for a high end iphone. In reading alot of these posts about wanting a larger Iphone, nobody complained about the ecosysytem, price or anything other than size.
Apple has to give the customer choice in their type iphone, not only choice of color.
I can't believe people are still arguing about size. :P
All the riots about iPad Mini blah, blah. It happened.
I think you just look at the iPod market (Yes, 'iPod' market) and see how Apple cornered the market and sucked the oxygen out the room.
I think they're going to have to do the same here.
iPods. iPads. Macs come in a variety of sizes.
I think the minimum for the iPhone range is two sizes. Three to four would be ideal.
Current 4 inch. Turned into 'Nano' with even slimmer design. Becomes iPhone 5s.
Maxi. 5 inch. With 'hi def' screen. You've got it pretty much covered there. iPhone 6 +/Maxi/Magnum blah.
Cheap (er) plastic model of current '5' in a variety of colours. Go after the iPod teen market... Phones for kids/teens is becoming/has become a massive market. I can't see why it's taken Apple this long to replicate their iPod template.
They've screwed the pooch on iPhone profit. If they want the market share they had with iPod...they're going to have to offer different products for different people and budgets. They did it with supreme power with the iPod from classic to Shuffle. Different prices, different products but all Apple quality. Whatever Apple makes will be quality. But there is a market for a cheaper pay phone and a market for larger phones. I don't see why Apple can't be there.
Add a phone chip to the iPod design and you have a great phone for children to teens to young adults. It's a great design. Better even than the iPhone. And it's already in colours...
They can even go for a blue tooth or iPhone 'shuffle' siri controlled product for less than a hundred.
It's up to Apple. And while they may take a dip on overall margins...they'd make it back indirectly in marketshare and app store sales etc.
If they want to really turn their guns on Samsung...it's up to them.
I think they can wipe the floor with them.
Lemon Bon Bon.
The trouble with that is, it doesn't end. If Apple did make a 4.5" device, some people would still say it's not big enough and it needs to be 5". People do come in all shapes and sizes but toilet bowls tend to be roughly the same size. It's inconvenient for some but it's not practical to make different sizes for everyone and people deal with it. If the volume of customers who prefer a larger phone (not people who just buy a larger phone because it happens to be the newest model) is significant, it makes sense. If Apple has sold a significant amount of iPhone 5s this quarter then they don't have to worry.
"Too big to be a 'phone'
As great as this device is, if it's not comfortable to use in one hand for the majority of users, then it is not a phone, it's a tablet with phone functionality.
For me personally, i'll be sticking with the SG2 until they start making reasonably sized smart phones again.
I've just upgraded to the extended battery for the SG2 which is only 100mAh less than the SG3 battery but lasts longer due to the smaller screen size.
And despite having 2 less cores, the SG2 is still fast enough for all my daily smart phone needs (it never stopped being fast enough).
I hope Samsung release another 4'3 inch model next year as anything over this screen size is too big for me."
"Stupid size for a phone
We don't need phones that are this big, it's just getting ridiculous. I guarantee that the instructions tell you to take this out of your pocket when you sit down... why should having your phone in your pocket be a risk? How long before these things come with a free backpack, to carry them in?"
I find the 4.5" to 5" to be ideal for me.... Several people bought new phones at my work place recently.. All but one got an android phone. I asked why. All of them said that they perfered the larger screen on the Android phones. I honestly think Apple is losing phone sales over this....
However, I agree that you can make them too big. For example, after owning the mini iPad for a while, I now think the original iPad is too big. Of course, before I got the mini, I thought it was just fine...
My original Droid (the need to use Verizon is why I started with Android in the first place) has a 3.5" screen and I though it was fine. However, after using the galaxy for a few weeks, I found the smaller screen on the old Droid to be too small (the wife still uses it and does not want to upgrade however...)
I guess my point is that you really do not know what you will prefer until you live with it for a while......
What I find hilarious is that 1 year ago, when all we had was the iPhone 4S, numerous Apple fan sites conducted polls on how large should Apple make the iPhone screen and there was a WIDE consensus at the time that 4 inches was perfect. A lot of people would have been content with 3.7 inches at the time.
Well Apple gave us an iPhone with a 4 inch screen and what do we do? Complain and say it's not big enough!
Now today you people are saying 4 inches is too small and 5 inches is just right when a year ago NO ONE WAS SAYING THAT. And now you think Apple is "behind the times" when no one was even asking them for a larger than 4 inch screen until now.
What's funny is some people here demand Apple to essentially copy Samsung with larger screens, then are the same people to accuse Apple of copying Samsung, when THAT'S WHAT YOU WANTED THEM TO DO.