Originally Posted by Curtis Hannah
well what about the first quarters Apple TV update?
You must have missed the post that the next two iPhones are still from Steve Jobs so we still have to wait and see, I still do not mind 4 inch but about 4.5 inches would be not to big or to small for most people, do you have a opinion on the best screen size?
My choice would be to keep the incredibly successful 4" iPhone and make a 5" one too. For those who've said "if you want big why not go all the way to the iPad mini", try sticking one in your pocket.
Based on what I see downtown I think the target market for large phones is young women. For them a larger size is no problem because they carry the phone in their purse and type with two hands. Those I've talked to in my office would never consider going back to a phone smaller than 4.7".
For a young demographic higher resolution would be a must. With Android focused on 1080x1920, Apple would have to at least get close with their 5" model. If iOS 7 multiplied all legacy apps by 1.5 the new phone could sport a 960x1704 display.
I don't know if Apple will ever offer a choice of size, however. While it seems like the only factor that some people would never compromise on (I will never buy an iPhone while it's stuck at 3.5" or 4"), it would increase costs by a significant amount and might not increase sales enough to cover it.
I do note, however, that Apple will soon be rejecting any apps that don't support 640x1136 so it does look like they may be priming developers for a new resolution.