That certainly is a valid point: I don't want a larger phone, 'so I can use the same pants'. If the iPhone can get a bigger screen without increasing the dimensions of the device itself that would work for me. Still, I like the smaller dimensions of the previous versions better, but apparently I don't mind the small increase in size of the 5. If they come out with a larger phone and won't have any of the 2 smaller form factors up for sale I'll hang on to my 5, but I don't think that will be the case.
what you and others like you don't understand is: your opinion doesn't matter (or mine).
A different iPhone line with a bigger display makes all the sense in the world, you would have the same iPhone line you like. So why the constant "no because no" bla bla? Because Apple is always right? Please... They are milking it because money just keeps coming in.
If Apple dumped the older models they could even have less fragmentaton! Costs? 160 billion on the bank, no less than 7 billion net profit each quarter and you see the initial cost of another iPhone line as a concern when obviously people are willing to pay the same if not much more for a bigger screen? Please.
If Apple wants something different then the mac situation:
- Dump older models even if the design changes from 2 years only;
- Cheaper iPhone;
- Bigger display iPhone;
. Current iPhone line.
No one would lose anything and the displays and all the tech needed are there. Heck, as we know, it's easier to make an s4 or htc one (big phones) than a smaller phone. No excuse, just taking us as fools.
Then, just for Suddenly Newton, Apple should already be using IGZO displays and liquid metal. :)