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We call them Phones, but lets not forget their flexibility as computers:

I am 67 years old and had lots of computers since the first day the Pet came out.

With my iPad, I decided to redo all my Math up to Vectors and Calculus with a new pleasure because of the display flexibility. I never wanted to give up on my multitude HP calculators but now I do. We need real pocket portability for Math, Study, games and WEB; "the answer in your pocket". How many times in a day do I pick my iPod Touch to check on something I ear on the radio...

A (4" - 5" screen) would be a dream come through for me because the "Touch" with its great screen is still to small to be a practical calculator, a CAS or a Web browser. Even so, I use more the Touch than my 4th Gen. iPad. For desk study, the iPad for me is still a must. These machines will change the way we learn; at last, with pleasure. Its fun to play games but its also a pleasure to learn at our own pace...

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That's actually why you're mistaken. Apple makes high tech electronics. They're not in the customer business.

And your not in the spelling business. Spell Check if you please.

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Is iPhone "Math" the lost in translation version of iPhone "Max"? If so this will make those who want a monster-sized iPhone happy.

yes on both. But add also that it is to up the stock on the mentioned company.

We have seen the answer to the cheap iPhone in the whole payment plan thing plus Schiller's comments.

I suspect that the only truth in this rumor is the possible 12 megapixel camera in the new iPhone and perhaps iPads. Which would be great if the flash, light sensors etc are also awesome. It would be like having a low to mid grade DSLR in your mobile device (and in my opinion is as far on that front as they need to go unless they can figure out a way to give us the same full control as a DSLR and I doubt that)

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The iPhone Math will be followed by iPhone History, iPhone Psych, iPhone Chem ...
 


Probably a code name for a new, bigger phone and maybe misheard or mistranslated.

 

I want a bigger iPhone. I tried using mine last night to track stocks and do other stuff and I'm seeing that the iPhone is too small for me. Since I don't use it all that much for calls, I want something like a Dell Streak. A phone that is more of a small tablet.

 

And no, I won't buy and iPad mini. I want at least 32 MB of memory and LTE and Apple (are you listening Apple?) are GOUGING customers on memory and LTE. Gouging. It's a rip-off.

 

If a bigger iPhone does not come out this year, I will have to consider moving to Android.

 

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As for the "latest rumor out of Asia"... give me a break. People all of the world make stuff up. Why do people in Asia get all the attention for it?

Asia generally means Foxconn and Asia is the copycat culture so (racist that it is) the world expects them to sneak out info.
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Here, I'm not in Asia, and I can make something up: I work in Cupertino and I saw someone with a 16" (or so) iOS device, clearly running iOS Mail. It was wrapped in rubber or plastic to hide the edges, and the guy was in a public park, not knowing someone was near enough to watch him test it. iPad Pro? The home button looked different: the square was solid white instead of an outline.

That would never work because we KNOW that Apple stopped allowing iOS devices to be tested in the field which is what Forstall tried to use as the excuse for why iOS 6 blew chunks on release, not him having too much time spent on pointless visual stunts like button shadows. So you'd have to be on campus and you'd be easily caught and fired. So you'd never tell anything. And so on.

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As for the "latest rumor out of Asia"... give me a break. People all of the world make stuff up. Why do people in Asia get all the attention for it? Here, I'm not in Asia, and I can make something up: I work in Cupertino and I saw someone with a 16" (or so) iOS device, clearly running iOS Mail. It was wrapped in rubber or plastic to hide the edges, and the guy was in a public park, not knowing someone was near enough to watch him test it. iPad Pro? The home button looked different: the square was solid white instead of an outline.

Did you miss the flux generator on the back? It doubles as a time machine.

But, alas, I also saw the price tag and it was $49.99. That's far too expensive and Apple needs to release a cheaper version or they will never succeed. /s
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Facts:

- There's a market with millions of monthly subscribers willing to pay 700$ just for a big screen.

Defined using what statistically sound research?

I think you will find that there are many reasons why folks wouldn't pay that much just for a screen, including that Android gives them that size a lot cheaper. If its all about the screen then the OS doesn't matter.

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Citing upstream supply chain sources, the China Times (via global investment news service BrightWire) reports that Apple will unveil the three iPhones at staggered launches throughout the year, with the first two being the next-generation iPhone and the 4.8-inch "phablet" device.

 

Sorry, no. I am not sure there is an official definition of "phablet" but I do know that 4.8" is not it. The Galaxy S3 has a 4.8" screen and I have never seen/heard of anyone calling it phablet.

 

 

 

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Man, I guess I'll be waiting even longer to get a 4.2-4.5" phone from Apple. I find the 4" iPhone 5 small, and the 4.8" Android phones to be a bit too large.

 

Some of that could simply be phone design and not screen size. For instance, the HTC DNA with a 5" screen is the same width as the Galaxy S3 with its smaller screen.

 

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And just back to the subject , did iPad mini teach all the cheapo a lesson? The idea of cheap in apple terms is a very different concept.

Indeed. Apple has their own logic about 'cheap' etc. They don't pander to the lowest common denominator in terms of how they design even though to a degree they want the same folks to buy their stuff. And they get it by showing those folks why Apple's choice was better, or even just playing on the whole 'I have an Apple thing, and its expensive. That makes me special.' (Something all companies due to one degree or another)
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The iPhone what, now ....?

Incidentally, to show you just hiw fucking S-T-U-P-I-D these so-called "pundits" are,

Just take out one letter . . .

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Pic says it all.
Apple wouldn't fragment there phones.
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Originally Posted by Lacticburn View Post

Pic says it all.

 

Maybe, but it's saying it in a dead language.

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post #93 of 198
It's really iPhone Meth... for the crack heads that think it will happen.
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That's actually why you're mistaken. Apple makes high tech electronics. They're not in the customer business.
And your not in the spelling business. Spell Check if you please.

If you're going to spell-check someone, it's a good idea to use the correct spelling of you're.
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If a bigger iPhone does not come out this year, I will have to consider moving to Android.

Disclaimer: I've been using Apple products for over 30 years (started with Apple II).

They did make a bigger phone. You're currently using a 4S and complaining about it not being big enough, so try an iPhone 5. If you don't like it, then consider moving to Android and if you finally do move and lots of other people do too, maybe Apple will do something about it. While people keep buying and not moving, Apple has no reason to do anything to fragment their lineup.
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Pic says it all.
Apple wouldn't fragment there phones.

I've been wanting my trackpad to have a display built in for years. It's already glass and capacitance. Doesn't even have to be high resolution. Make it AMOLED so that when it's black it's not using power and then have a bar at the top with some basic info and allow an API so that certain apps can benefit from it. Calculator (for doing math) is the first app that comes to mind. Having to use the mouse or a row of numbers on the keyboard to type in equations is a chore. This would make it as easy as using your iPhone.

In the last few years a few devices, I think just as prototypes, have popped up with that concept. I can't imagine any of them working without the OS having full support which means that Apple is the only one that could do it right.



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post #96 of 198
I reckon the 'cheap' iPhone will be the same as the current iPhone 5 (including full metal jacket or maybe not?) just in colours and named iPhone 5c, the iPhone 5s will also look the same (black/slate and white/silver only) but with upgraded internals and higher-res camera and finally the phablet iPhone 5x with same internals and camera as iPhone 5s (maybe an A7x SoC instead of the A7) with the larger 4.8 to 5.3 inch screen but the same ppi as the iPhone 5s.
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...with a larger 4.8 to 5.3 inch screen but the same ppi as the iPhone 5s.

So a new SDK, resolution for developers to build for, and complexity for users when shopping?

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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post
Make it AMOLED…

 

Ah, see, well… 1wink.gif


In the last few years a few devices, I think just as prototypes, have popped up with that concept. I can't imagine any of them working without the OS having full support which means that Apple is the only one that could do it right.


Thing about Apple is they already have a plan. If, for some unfathomable reason, PC makers start doing this to their laptops, Apple won't care. 

 

"You wanted a trackpad with a screen? We made your entire computer the screen. Boom, we've discontinued our laptops; enjoy this brand new, desktop-grade multitouch OS and device lineup." 

 

I can see PC makers do this in one of two places: 1) right after Apple has killed their laptops for their future solution, trying to capitalize on the people too lazy to buy into said future but also too inept to realize that they're buying this new product because it pretends to offer "everything" Apple's does in a "more comfortable and familiar" environment or 2) roundabout before Apple has killed their laptops, and then the trolls get to pretend that Apple did it in "response to" trackpads with screens. 

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If they offer a 4.5-5" iPhone I will get one.  The small screen on the iPhone is the main reason left for me to stay with my Android phone.  I am a big person and simply prefer a larger phone.....

 

I have never really understood the reason people here bash the larger phones so much.  My 4.6" Display Galaxy Nexus fits in all of my pockets with a rubber cover on it and it is quite comfortable to hold.  Even my little 5'-2" wife seem to be able to operate it just fine.  I can understand why a person will small hands might not like it, but people do come in different sizes....

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Ah, see, well… 1wink.gif


Thing about Apple is they already have a plan. If, for some unfathomable reason, PC makers start doing this to their laptops, Apple won't care. 

"You wanted a trackpad with a screen? We made your entire computer the screen. Boom, we've discontinued our laptops; enjoy this brand new, desktop-grade multitouch OS and device lineup." 

I can see PC makers do this in one of two places: 1) right after Apple has killed their laptops for their future solution, trying to capitalize on the people too lazy to buy into said future but also too inept to realize that they're buying this new product because it pretends to offer "everything" Apple's does in a "more comfortable and familiar" environment or 2) roundabout before Apple has killed their laptops, and then the trolls get to pretend that Apple did it in "response to" trackpads with screens. 

I'm not following. How could this work after laptops are killed off? I can only see this being effective to boost notebook sales.

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If they offer a 4.5-5" iPhone I will get one.  The small screen on the iPhone is the main reason left for me to stay with my Android phone.  I am a big person and simply prefer a larger phone.....

I have never really understood the reason people here bash the larger phones so much.  My 4.6" Display Galaxy Nexus fits in all of my pockets with a rubber cover on it and it is quite comfortable to hold.  Even my little 5'-2" wife seem to be able to operate it just fine.  I can understand why a person will small hands might not like it, but people do come in different sizes....

Maybe they will. Cultures can change quickly due to technology. Before the iPhone smartphones were for hardcore geeks and corporate types. Now they are not only common but sometimes the primary computing device if you are only going to have one device.

I remember when the iPhone came out that anti-Apple crowd were complaining about (among other things) that it was too big. Too big! Since vendors in an attempt to compete with Apple jumped on young LTE chips that were huge and used a lot of power thus forcing vendors to make much larger phones hidden behind a larger display the trend appears to have caught on.

Even Apple has built a larger display phone for their LTE debut. Granted, it's less volume and weight than all previous iPhones but it's still a larger display. If we really are seeing a large part of the population push toward a larger device (just as many have moved to the iPad over a notebook) then the market will follow, and that includes Apple.

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We call them Phones, but lets not forget their flexibility as computers:

I am 67 years old and had lots of computers since the first day the Pet came out.

With my iPad, I decided to redo all my Math up to Vectors and Calculus with a new pleasure because of the display flexibility. I never wanted to give up on my multitude HP calculators but now I do. We need real pocket portability for Math, Study, games and WEB; "the answer in your pocket". How many times in a day do I pick my iPod Touch to check on something I ear on the radio...

A (4" - 5" screen) would be a dream come through for me because the "Touch" with its great screen is still to small to be a practical calculator, a CAS or a Web browser. Even so, I use more the Touch than my 4th Gen. iPad. For desk study, the iPad for me is still a must. These machines will change the way we learn; at last, with pleasure. Its fun to play games but its also a pleasure to learn at our own pace...

Richard


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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post
I'm not following. How could this work after laptops are killed off? I can only see this being effective to boost notebook sales.


That's what I mean: Apple kills their laptops and traditional desktops in favor of a fully multitouch OS, some people think they don't want that (they really just don't want to learn anything new), PC manufacturers take advantage of this and put out laptops with screens in the trackpads to capture the people "leaving Apple", despite the new tech purporting to be exactly what Apple added.

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Is iPhone "Math" the lost in translation version of iPhone "Max"? If so this will make those who want a monster-sized iPhone happy.

 

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That simply *has* to be a typo or a bad translation.

 

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Makes far more sense than "Math", even as a code name it's a bad one.

 

Sure it's not the iPhone "Meth"?

 

(Because that's what some people must be taking to believe some of these rumors).

post #105 of 198

iPhone Meth.

 

Not even once.

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And your not in the spelling business. Spell Check if you please.

And you're not in the spelling business either.

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Your entire argument falls to the ground in the light of carrier subsides.

So do you think the money magically disappear because of the network subsides? It just a round about way coming out from your own pocket.
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If they offer a 4.5-5" iPhone I will get one.  The small screen on the iPhone is the main reason left for me to stay with my Android phone.  I am a big person and simply prefer a larger phone.....

I have never really understood the reason people here bash the larger phones so much.  My 4.6" Display Galaxy Nexus fits in all of my pockets with a rubber cover on it and it is quite comfortable to hold.  Even my little 5'-2" wife seem to be able to operate it just fine.  I can understand why a person will small hands might not like it, but people do come in different sizes....

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.

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"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?"
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Yeah, I wonder if this is a hoax from somebody with a sense of humor. That is, if you do the math you'll realize this iPhone rumor is a hoax. 

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The iPhone Math doesn't add up.

1) The name makes no sense.

2) If they are going to release a less expensive iPhone you'd think they used the same displays, and OS and app ecosystems they current use. Like with the iPad mini.

Using the iPad (3)'s PPI, with the 960x480 resolution of the iPhone 4 you get a 4.37" display. With the 1136x640 resolution of the iPhone you get a 4.904" display.
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How long before these things come with a free backpack, to carry them in?"

I'd love to see a mockup of a Samsung Galaxy S phone with wheels and extendable handle like a carry on suitcase.

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Another thing to consider... this might be the perfect time to release a bigger (again) iPhone:

4.8" iPhone whatever
4.0" iPhone 5
3.5" iPhone 4S

That's a nice lineup right there 1cool.gif

I really doubt Apple is going to increase the size of the screen as the ONLY option when updateing the iPhone.  They spend way too much time/money in R&D for this to happen.  Give me an example if this happening...where they have completely changed the form factor and dropped another in the course of 2 years???

 

Now if the rumors (all of them combined) are true, We could see 3 new iPhones this year.

The first could come this spring with the 5S as some have rumored...with Apple going to a bi-annual 4" screen iPhone release.  This is quite possible since the "S" versions are basically just speed boosts and other minor upgrades.

 

The second release could be this rumored "low cost iPhone" (with an all new form-factor) in July as some have predicted.  IMO this "low cost" new form-factor, unsibsidized version is probably the most plausible rumor to come true.  I think with the release of the Lightning jack, Apple will be turning the page on I/O and dropping the iPhone 4 & 4S (liquidating current stock in 2013) and replacing them with a lower-cost, dumbed-down iPhone.  Makes the most sense to me, but i'm just a dumb user, so what do I know...other than with my iPad 2 as my primary computing device now, I rarely use my phone other when when out of the house or just quick glances on the go.  Should they release a lower cost iPhone in a new form-factor...that would be the one I buy.  If the "low cost" iPhone is simply the iPhone 5 on a cheaper subsidy, I'll wait.

 

Third, To me, it seems quite logical to introduce a 2nd form-factor as an alternative to the current standard 4" screen.  Perhaps the 4" model will be the "low cost" option and the 4.8" will be the premium option.  To me that's the most logical course of action.  And, perhaps this 5" phone will have a 4:3 screen to keep the height of the phone down, just make it wider.  This way we have a 4:3 form-factor across the product line again.

 

Also keep in mind that Apple has just released a lot of products with the strategy to eliminate the 30-pin dock cord, so that their entire iDevice lineup is on Lightning connectors.  This could happen with the iPhone as well.  They drop every device that has a 30-pin cord, and introduce a 2nd form factor for the iPhone.

 

Now, another though could be that this rumored 5" device could be a larger iPod Touch.  I think before the iP5 was released, a lot of rumors were going down that Apple were going to release 2 iPhone models in 2012.  Well, as it turned out, one was the iP5, and the other was a 4" iPod touch.  So it's quite possible that this rumored near-5" device could be a larger iPod touch.

 

 


So I guess what I'm saying is I don't see 3 NEW devices, I see 2 new one's and possibly a "last year's" discount option.
1. iPhone 5 - Subsidized (with 2-year contract) starting at $99
2. iPhone X (low cost model) - Unsubsidized (contract free) starting at $249
3. iPhone Y (near-5" screen) - Subsidized (with 2-year contract) starting at $199
They could even throw in the iPhone 4S for a free subsidy (while supplies last).
 
Whether the larger screen (if rumors are true) iPhone is the new "Standard" model or just an alternative model to the 4" is yet to be seen.  It's possible but I just don't see how they could change the standard screen size in the course of 1 year.  No apple product has done this.  Not even the iPod Nano (arguably the one device that has changed forms the most in it's product lifespan) has changed and major form in the course of 1 year.
post #112 of 198

This rumors is a good match with the halt of ipad 4 production at Sharp.  Apple needs a tech like IGZO to make bigger screen with high resolution while at the same time save battery life and have a thinner design.

 

Would be nice if Apple could secure all IGZO production, it would be a much better way to cut competition than doing it with lawsuit in court. OLED is nice but its not as efficient as IGZO. Apple would have an edge for maybe a year on the tech side. If Apple is going with IGZO, I would start production ASAP to avoid supply problem later on.

post #113 of 198

4.8" iPhone?  Yes please.  I would love to have the extra battery all of that internal space could provide.  And it would make reading and browsing a little nicer as well.

post #114 of 198

They don't just have one size of Macbook. They shouldn't have just one size of iPhone.

 

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If they offer a 4.5-5" iPhone I will get one.  The small screen on the iPhone is the main reason left for me to stay with my Android phone.  I am a big person and simply prefer a larger phone.....

 

I have never really understood the reason people here bash the larger phones so much.  My 4.6" Display Galaxy Nexus fits in all of my pockets with a rubber cover on it and it is quite comfortable to hold.  Even my little 5'-2" wife seem to be able to operate it just fine.  I can understand why a person will small hands might not like it, but people do come in different sizes....


The main difference is you can not operate the 4.6" Display Galaxy Nexus with one hand.  Could you?

post #116 of 198

finally catching on that one form factor doesn't meet everyone's needs.  When they had the market to themselves, sure, it was the thing to have, now with larger sizes, longer battery life, BB10, google phone,  it's time to compete.  Good to hear they are coming out with new models and keep more people in their ecosystem.

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They don't just have one size of Macbook. They shouldn't have just one size of iPhone.

That comparison makes no sense. Mac OS X is a windowed OS. With a windowed OS you can easily have computer displays that range from 10" to 40" and still be highly usable. You can not scale iOS with a single UI in such a way.

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I think Apple needs to make an iPhone that will function solely as a notification center and phone.  It will be paired with a larger device via bluetooth.  When a notification comes you swipe it and it will bring up the full notification on the larger device.  Basically the idea behind this setup is to separate the phone capability with an internet device. 

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I think Apple needs to make an iPhone that will function solely as a notification center and phone.  It will be paired with a larger device via bluetooth.  When a notification comes you swipe it and it will bring up the full notification on the larger device.  Basically the idea behind this setup is to separate the phone capability with an internet device. 

I think like Jobs said Apple has all the necessary components patented. 

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That comparison makes no sense. Mac OS X is a windowed OS. With a windowed OS you can easily have computer displays that range from 10" to 40" and still be highly usable. You can not scale iOS with a single UI in such a way.

 

Of course you can. They did it with the iPhone 5 and they did it with the iPad Mini. It's not at all out the realm for them to scale iOS to a 4.8 or 5" display. 

Or let me put it to you a better way, if they can't when Android can, guess who is going to lose in the long run? Because when I saw a non-geeky "female" co-worker with a Galaxy Note II last week that she just loves, it really proved to me that larger phones are selling because people do want them. Not everyone lives and breaths Apple. Even my own brand loyalty is starting to fade with all Apples patent BS and Android improvements going on.

 

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