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How is the iPod Touch or an iPad Mini a replacement for an iPhone? Have you priced data only plans vs. iPhone plans? iPhone plans are far cheaper than data only ones and also offer phone, texts, more data and subsidies with also a lower price. Good luck with an iPod touch if you need to call 911. Like the other poster said I want the largest device I can carry with me and still be portable and I certainly do not want yet another monthly bill. I carry a .45 caliber Glock model 37 with me pretty much everywhere I go so I am not too worried about portability of a larger iPhone or for that matter someone trying to steal my iPhone either. They  now sell combination holsters for your phone and gun though I have not seen any in person. I love my Itac defense series holster though so unless Itac makes one I am not interested. 

gwmac,

You need to identify what you really want:

You want to phone and do basic tasks on the go: get the iPhone.

You want to surf the web comfortably: get the iPad. The 7.9" iPad mini is already on the edge for surfing the web. A 5.5" iPod (or iPhone if you like) will still be a bad device for surfing the web. It will only improve the keyboard experience.

You're mixing up two different devices with different purposes here. "On the Go" versus "In the Couch". Only Apple seems to understand this.

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gwmac,

You need to identify what you really want:

You want to phone and do basic tasks on the go: get the iPhone.

You want to surf the web comfortably: get the iPad. The 7.9" iPad mini is already on the edge for surfing the web. A 5.5" iPod (or iPhone if you like) will still be a bad device for surfing the web. It will only improve the keyboard experience.

You're mixing up two different devices with different purposes here. "On the Go" versus "In the Couch". Only Apple seems to understand this.

I really do not need your help in determing what I want. I thought I was clear but let me try again. I have an iPhone 5s and also an iPad Air wifi version. At home I don't really use my iPhone very much except for calls and texts. When I am away from home I want to have access to voice, texts, and data and I do not want to add on an additional data bill for an iPad nor do I want to carry another device. I simply want a larger iPhone because the screen is far too small. I will be happy with any iPhone between 4.7" and 5.5" and I will buy the largest model iPhone Apple makes. If that is 4.7" then that is what I will buy. What I will not buy again is another practically useless 4" display that is far too small. If a tiny display if your preference then more power to you, I hope they keep offering a 4" for people like you. Why does the idea that Apple could also offer a larger display to make people like me happy  so threatening to you? 

post #43 of 63
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-sigh- here we go again.

What's an iPhone for? Yes, it is primarily to make a phone call and to be connected at all times because you want to stay up to date with your social life!

Your use case is not typical for most smartphone users. People generally spend a lot more time looking at the screen than making phone calls. For me personally I spend about an hour on the phone each week, but I spend about 3 hours a day looking at the screen whether I'm on the internet or using an app. I expect I'm atypical as for how little I make phone calls, but the bias is in that direction.
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Your use case is not typical for most smartphone users. People generally spend a lot more time looking at the screen than making phone calls. For me personally I spend about an hour on the phone each week, but I spend about 3 hours a day looking at the screen whether I'm on the internet or using an app. I expect I'm atypical as for how little I make phone calls, but the bias is in that direction.

You are exactly right. I can see the advantage of a 4" display on the 5s if you are just glancing at a text, email, or notifications for a few minutes at a time but if you spend longer periods looking at the screen then the advantages of a larger display are readily apparent. Anyone looking at the display longer than just a few minutes are also likely to be seated and therefore holding it in landscape mode as well which means one handed use is not very important. 

post #45 of 63
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I really do not need your help in determing what I want. I thought I was clear but let me try again. I have an iPhone 5s and also an iPad Air wifi version. At home I don't really use my iPhone very much except for calls and texts. When I am away from home I want to have access to voice, texts, and data and I do not want to add on an additional data bill for an iPad nor do I want to carry another device. I simply want a larger iPhone because the screen is far too small. I will be happy with any iPhone between 4.7" and 5.5" and I will buy the largest model iPhone Apple makes. If that is 4.7" then that is what I will buy. What I will not buy again is another practically useless 4" display that is far too small. If a tiny display if your preference then more power to you, I hope they keep offering a 4" for people like you. Why does the idea that Apple could also offer a larger display to make people like me happy  so threatening to you? 

hey folks, I am enjoying the discussion here.

It looks like the data plan is more of an issue to you than the actual screen? You want to merge two devices in one?

What's threatening is the fragmentation of the screen sizes. It is going to complicate the design for iOS apps. I'd be very surprised if Apple ditched the 3.5" screen as it is still being produced in the shape of the iPhone 4S.

post #46 of 63
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Your use case is not typical for most smartphone users. People generally spend a lot more time looking at the screen than making phone calls. For me personally I spend about an hour on the phone each week, but I spend about 3 hours a day looking at the screen whether I'm on the internet or using an app. I expect I'm atypical as for how little I make phone calls, but the bias is in that direction.

You're right. My interaction with the iPhone is very limited. It is mainly making calls and short on the go interactions with some very good apps (I am loving Clear, Rise, Solar, Mailbox, Instagram and Adobe Kuler for instance). When I am out in the world I do not want to be immersed in my iOS.

I am using the iPad for media content, surfing the web being one of them
. The iPad is something to get cosy with. Usually in the evenings and on Sunday.

post #47 of 63

Yeah, bring on the iPhone 6 rumors! Erm.. where's the info on that bezel-free design in the title again…?

post #48 of 63
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That's a bit racist

How so? It's just a single "news" source.
post #49 of 63
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I really do not need your help in determing what I want. I thought I was clear but let me try again. I have an iPhone 5s and also an iPad Air wifi version. At home I don't really use my iPhone very much except for calls and texts. When I am away from home I want to have access to voice, texts, and data and I do not want to add on an additional data bill for an iPad nor do I want to carry another device. I simply want a larger iPhone because the screen is far too small. I will be happy with any iPhone between 4.7" and 5.5" and I will buy the largest model iPhone Apple makes. If that is 4.7" then that is what I will buy. What I will not buy again is another practically useless 4" display that is far too small. If a tiny display if your preference then more power to you, I hope they keep offering a 4" for people like you. Why does the idea that Apple could also offer a larger display to make people like me happy  so threatening to you? 

 

I don't find the screen too small at all.

 

The idea of someone with such poor eyesight running around with a gun is worrying.

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post #50 of 63
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I don't find the screen too small at all.

 

The idea of someone with such poor eyesight running around with a gun is worrying

 

Don't worry I am a very good shot. It is a lot easier to see 6' targets than fixed type in apps on a teeny 4" display in any event. Once a larger iPhone goes on sale we will see who was right. I bet it will far outsell a 4" version assuming Apple continues to sell the small one which is not a certainty. 

post #51 of 63

I'm not sure if I'd go for a 5.5" display. I mean that's big and cumbersome. 5.0" is pushing it, but I'd buy that, but I still just don't know about anything larger. I love my iPhone 5, and I do wish it were a bit bigger (even a bit bigger than the 5s), but I'm not looking for a phablet.

post #52 of 63
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Don't worry I am a very good shot. It is a lot easier to see 6' targets than fixed type in apps on a teeny 4" display in any event. Once a larger iPhone goes on sale we will see who was right. I bet it will far outsell a 4" version assuming Apple continues to sell the small one which is not a certainty. 

 

The iPhone screen sizes are the number one selling smartphone screen sizes, bar none.

 

You can make text larger and there is no real difference.

 

I have a Galaxy S4 and an iPhone 5s.

 

It wasn't an issue, I no longer use the Galaxy.

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post #53 of 63
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4.6 or 4.7 inches. No 5" and certainly no 5.5".

This is exactly why they need a dual launch with to different screen option. I want the 5.5 and give the 4.7 to the small handed people. Just think its smart to have the option and I do believe both would sell very well. As for them stating that apple follows samsung... well thats way off. Samsung phones used to suck if you don't remember, then they started following apple, if not for apple then android wouldn't be around. Apple has been planning bigger screens for a while, Samsung had to go bigger screen because it was the only way to sepperate themselves from looking like a iphone wanna-be. Apple plans out the releases, they have tons of stuff they could do but can't throw it all out there at once, then what will they do next year..? Samsung spends a lot of time just spying and trying to figure out what apple will do next. You know what else is Korean? .... Kia, and just look how the copycated everyone... Whats worse is Koreans hate Americans and thats north and south, i don't want there cars or there phones, I won't support them in any way, and wish others would do the same... Yes its my opinion but why send your money to people that hate you, think of it this way, let's say you and your nieghbor don't get along, and haven't for years. One day he has a yard sale, do you go buy his stuff or do you prefer to buy you own stuff instead of saving a few dollars by buying his stuff? Me, I give my nieghbor the bird as I pull away to buy my own. Again... It's just my opinion 1biggrin.gif
post #54 of 63
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The iPhone screen sizes are the number one selling smartphone screen sizes, bar none.

 

You can make text larger and there is no real difference.

 

I have a Galaxy S4 and an iPhone 5s.

 

It wasn't an issue, I no longer use the Galaxy.

 

Thanks for proving my point. Obviously you thought the iPhone was too small so decided to buy a S4.  You probably didn't like Android so it went in a drawer. I am exactly the same. I long for a larger display but far prefer Apple hardware and iOS. Once a larger iPhone is available all the millions of people unhappy with a tiny screen but also loyal to Apple and iOS can finally buy what they really want. Perhaps a lot of other people that chose not to throw their S4 in a drawer will also come back into the fold. 

 

By the way, I am not talking about type for text messages or on Safari that are easy to adjust. I am talking about the type inside apps that is a fixed size and you cannot adjust it at all. Pretty much all games for example and many other types of apps often have tiny font sizes around 4 point that cannot be adjusted unless you use the universal zoom which is a huge PITA. I can still read that small type but it is far easier to read on larger phones. 

post #55 of 63
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Thanks for proving my point. Obviously you thought the iPhone was too small so decided to buy a S4.  You probably didn't like Android so it went in a drawer. I am exactly the same. I long for a larger display but far prefer Apple hardware and iOS. Once a larger iPhone is available all the millions of people unhappy with a tiny screen but also loyal to Apple and iOS can finally buy what they really want. Perhaps a lot of other people that chose not to throw their S4 in a drawer will also come back into the fold. 

 

By the way, I am not talking about type for text messages or on Safari that are easy to adjust. I am talking about the type inside apps that is a fixed size and you cannot adjust it at all. Pretty much all games for example and many other types of apps often have tiny font sizes around 4 point that cannot be adjusted unless you use the universal zoom which is a huge PITA. I can still read that small type but it is far easier to read on larger phones. 

 

I was given a S4, on the proviso I used it for six months, I used to carry both.

 

I used the iPhone a lot more than the S4.

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If the title can be answered with “Yes” or “No”, the article wasn’t worth writing in the first place. :lol:

 

And the answer’s no.

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If the title can be answered with “Yes” or “No”, the article wasn’t worth writing in the first place. lol.gif

And the answer’s no.

The answer for articles that are titled with a question is overwhelmingly 'no', the title is aimed to bait the reader.
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post #59 of 63
After using a 6" phablet for a couple of days, I kind of really like it!

It just "the right" size for surfing, reading and making/receiving phone calls all in one device pocketable
device. It seem giant size at the beginning, but you adopt and it turns out to the "ideal" size. It was hard to go
back to a 4" screen again; felt so tiny!

I will chose the 5.5" size !
post #60 of 63

I've been using my iPhone 4S a LOT for everything, and it's always in my jeans pocket. I'm sure a 5.5" or a 6" even would be more useful in terms of content creation, reading, drawing, everything… but I'm worried a 6" model wouldn't fit in my pocket anymore.

 

Hey all of ye phablet people, I'm wondering. How do you carry it around? Is it small enough for keeping in the jacket pocket? Or do you carry it around in a purse or what? I guess jeans pocket is out of the question, no? Also when taking a phone call, do you always use headphones, or do you put the big phablet to your ear?

post #61 of 63
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It was hard to go
back to a 4" screen again; felt so tiny!

Use a ≈ 2.8" for an hour and the iPhone will feel like a phablet

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Hey all of ye phablet people, I'm wondering. How do you carry it around?

No need to ask people, obviously Apple already asked this question themselves and ended up with a size that millions upon millions people love and use. And is a pocketable size. For content creation and hat not, there's the iPad mini.
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post #62 of 63
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I've been using my iPhone 4S a LOT for everything, and it's always in my jeans pocket. I'm sure a 5.5" or a 6" even would be more useful in terms of content creation, reading, drawing, everything… but I'm worried a 6" model wouldn't fit in my pocket anymore.

 

Hey all of ye phablet people, I'm wondering. How do you carry it around? Is it small enough for keeping in the jacket pocket? Or do you carry it around in a purse or what? I guess jeans pocket is out of the question, no? Also when taking a phone call, do you always use headphones, or do you put the big phablet to your ear?

If you have a suit or jacket inner pocket you can easily carry it there - 6" size is perfect.  The casual wear; and it not Summer; you can use a sport jacket to carry it!   Otherwise; if you are wearing blue jeans; you can transport it in the back pocket; but make sure to take it out before sitting down.  If you have carpenter's jeans; yo can stick it in the front pocket or side pocket.   Not sure about the Summer time; but I would just carry it in a cargo shorts pocket.

post #63 of 63
Some of us carry 6", or larger, without any special apparel.
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