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post #41 of 70
The last several releases from Apple were telegraphed weeks in advance, so I see no reason to doubt the accuracy of this photo on the face of it. Most Apple pundits believe a larger iPhone is all but guaranteed. I'll probably buy a larger iPhone myself...I can't see as well as I used to!

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post #42 of 70

I'll wait to see the real thing before forming a judgment, or deciding.

post #43 of 70
Just as likely that the part shown is for that Chinese Apple copycat.
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Just as likely that the part shown is for that Chinese Apple copycat.

That is a distinct possibility.

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post #45 of 70
That looks like an abomination. If Apple ever succumbs to that's tastelessness I will never buy another Apple device again. That's horrible.
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That looks like an abomination. If Apple ever succumbs to that's tastelessness I will never buy another Apple device again. That's horrible.
It's an iPhone with a bigger screen. I don't see what the big deal is.
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I'll be absolutely shocked if they scale up a 5s and use that for the 6. The phone looks ridiculous that big with such huge top and bottom bezels. A larger phone means more of the internals can be hidden beneath the screen. So the top and bottom bezels can and should shrink appreciably.

I agree. Can't imagine Jobs doping something stupid like this.

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post #48 of 70
As to the 3rd person in the picture, maybe he's hell-bend over the large front¿ (isn't that an American saying, hell-bend? Is it a good play of words?)
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My question is if she's holding the phone and panel, how is she taking the photo? 1smile.gif

Photographers usually aren't in the picture.
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

Based on that image that phone looks too big for my needs. The footprint is bigger but the rumours are that they will make it thinner thereby reducing the internal volume. If it's under 7mm it'll be about 6mm thinner than the thickest iPhone so perhaps that will work for one handed operation.

Isn't it supposedly tapered? Meaning the top will be thicker, due to the camera and not going for a 'sticking-out camera design'? Then with the thinner bottom one could still use it one-handed if you're 'holding it right'.

Then again, it could also be a new smartphone from Samsung. They wanted to differentiate themselves so a larger than iPhone design would accomplish that¡
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That looks like an abomination. If Apple ever succumbs to that's tastelessness I will never buy another Apple device again. That's horrible.
It's an iPhone with a bigger screen. I don't see what the big deal is.

Especially if this isn't the only size they're going to sell.
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post #49 of 70
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Most Apple pundits believe a larger iPhone is all but guaranteed. I'll probably buy a larger iPhone myself...I can't see as well as I used to!

Loosing sight a bit and needing glasses sucks. There is unfortunately no way to tell if a larger display on a new iPhone is going to help here; that would only work if they keep the amount of pixels the same, yet I think that if Apple were to release a larger display on a new iPhone it will have increased the # of pixels, making reading glasses still a necessity.
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As to the 3rd person in the picture, maybe he's hell-bend over the large front¿ (isn't that an American saying, hell-bend? Is it a good play of words?)

Close, it's hell-bent

hell–bent
Function: adjective
Date: 1835
: stubbornly and often recklessly determined or intent
— hell–bent adverb

And your play was off, because there's no actual bending. Good try though.
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post #51 of 70

OK, so the top bezel maybe/could/should be a little smaller. The bottom's size is supposedly constrained by the home button. Oh well, who knows!

 

On the other hand, , , , all the dismay over the larger form factor may be justified by us as being the "Apple FanBoys" that we are, , , , . LOL

 

But, , , , a lot of people that I know who have Galaxies certainly got them because they were somewhat cheaper than the iPhones. But, , , , and, now that they have their Galaxies, they do not want an iPhone, at any price, because the iPhone is "too small"!

 

We certainly do not use our cell phones today like we did twenty years ago, but remember when "smaller/smallest" was all the rage?

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Close, it's hell-bent

hell–bent
Function: adjective
Date: 1835
: stubbornly and often recklessly determined or intent
— hell–bent adverb

And your play was off, because there's no actual bending. Good try though.

i love replies like yours; I learn something, and you took the time to show it to me. Still, double fail on my part, other than the grammar mistake hell-bent didn't apply to the guy bending over. Oh well.

Still, thanks!
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post #53 of 70
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If you look carefully through the glass you'll see it's a person bending down. It took me a few seconds to make out what I was looking at. The arm outside the glass looks thicker than the arm through the glass. It could photoshopped but it could also be the refraction of the glass. Hard to tell.

The glass already has plastic protective sheet on it which makes it distort and foggy. You can see a couple air bubbles.

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post #54 of 70

I did a little Photoshop work on it to take out the distortion and then resized it to 100% based on the measurements of a iPhone 5 and it appears to be 4.7" screen.

 

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post #55 of 70
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You think it looks ridiculous now because you're not used to it- a couple months after release,when millions of them are around, it will look as normal as every other iPhone. Everyone also said the iPhone 5 looked ridiculous too.

 

I think my wife's iPhone 4S looks weird (particularly the screen which looks so small) compared to my iPhone 5, so I'm inclined to agree with you.

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I did a little Photoshop work on it to take out the distortion and then resized it to 100% based on the measurements of a iPhone 5 and it appears to be 4.7" screen.

 

You method is more in line with how it should be done, Using the know size, scale it properly to that size and measure everything else in the picture. The only concerns is the fact the original picture was taken off angle so their are parallax issue you some time have to worry about, but you estimate is closer than the first guys attempt.

post #57 of 70
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I did a little Photoshop work on it to take out the distortion and then resized it to 100% based on the measurements of a iPhone 5 and it appears to be 4.7" screen.

 

 

Slow day at the office huh? 

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Slow day at the office huh? 

No we are really busy but this stuff only takes me 5 minutes and PS is always open

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Originally Posted by Mac-Daddy View Post

Slow day at the office huh? 

 

Perspective Crop is one of Adobe’s only good features. It’s seconds to an unwarped picture.

post #60 of 70
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[…] Apple will never go with asymmetrical bezels.

 

I don't get that. I don't understand why a designer would waste so much panel space at the top. What's the supposed payoff?

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post #61 of 70
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I like the 4", just big enough to see and small enough to use and conveniently store in my pocket. I just don't get the phablet trend beyond niche yet.
I hate the phablet sizes too, but some would like 8 inch.

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You're forgetting about the home button. Until the home button goes away the top and bottom bezels are always going to be as wide as necessary to accommodate it. And Apple will never go with asymmetrical bezels.
Actually there in iPhone 5, it could see a little bit less room below home button and a little less above, below camera, of course this will only allow maybe a 4.2 inch screen in same form factor, but will make a 4.5 inch less significant.

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You are correct it looks ridiculous indeed. To dam big to carry around.
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Who's copying who now. 1wink.gif

Looks like a copy of iPhone 5s, only bigger.
post #63 of 70
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I did a little Photoshop work on it to take out the distortion and then resized it to 100% based on the measurements of a iPhone 5 and it appears to be 4.7" screen.



4.7" is good size; I love my 4.5" Lumia 920.

Bit it also appear that form factor has changed a bit? 16:10, sort of..?
post #64 of 70
Almost every other smartphone on the market looks just as large when it is beside the iPhone. Of course, it's gonna look ginormous, because it is. It looks great, about time, and Apple will sell these as fast as they can make them. If current iPhone owners don't like the size, what will you do, go buy an S5 that's even more "ginormous?" How many other companies make a flagship smartphone under 4.7"? None.
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Originally Posted by Eric38 View Post
If current iPhone owners dont like the size, what will you do

 

Stop buying phones. Why would someone be dumb enough to buy something they don’t want?

 
How many other companies make a flagship smartphone under 4.7"? None. 

 

Apple. For a reason.

post #66 of 70
It looks like illusion.
The size difference of the fingers tells the truth.....
post #67 of 70
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I don't get that. I don't understand why a designer would waste so much panel space at the top. What's the supposed payoff?

The 'payoff' probably is due to all the electronics that are in that spot:




Everyone looks at the front and thinks there's space for a larger display without taking the innards into account.
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post #68 of 70
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The 'payoff' probably is due to all the electronics that are in that spot:

Everyone looks at the front and thinks there's space for a larger display without taking the innards into account.

 

Some components obviously already reside behind the display, so the stuff at the top could, too. It's a design choice -- it could just as easily house a larger screen in the same height and width by making it slightly thicker and losing the "end zones" at the top and bottom.

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post #69 of 70
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I don't get that. I don't understand why a designer would waste so much panel space at the top. What's the supposed payoff?
Because it's ugly. And do we know it's all wasted space?
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Originally Posted by Lorin Schultz View Post

so the stuff at the top could, too. It's a design choice

 

Nope. Look at the inside of an iPhone sometime.

 
…by making it slightly thicker…

 

Does… not… compute…

 

Never mind that you NEED THOSE to have a device that actually works.

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