Originally Posted by gwmac
I have been making that assertion for years here and certain members (usually ones with more than 2,000 posts) shouted me down and told me I was insane and a few other choice words. Nice to have actual data now to show how right I was.
Originally Posted by Apple v. Samsung
I hate to say it but I see a report like this before the new iPhone comes out. I find the results are never as the report finds. What consumers say and what they do are two different things. Nearly unrelated it would seem at times.
More or less.
Apple needs one small model for those who want small gadgets , and one size for people who are larger and want a larger device. Really Apple should have something like
iPhone(3.5,4.7) - iPod(3.5/4.7), iPad (7", 10")
With the iPod model simply being last years iPhone model minus the mobile phone radio/ability to make phone calls, like the iPad. At least Apple is less confusing than Samsung whom I haven't a bloody clue what they are selling or what the difference is by brand name. Note that the 3.5 and 4.7 screen sizes are the same size as the screens used on Nintendo's 3DS and 3DS XL, and those products are being sold for 170$/200$. I really do not like the idea of carrying a heavy phone around. The regular 3DS is bulky enough, I can't seriously imagine carrying anything larger around.
Which is why, in reference to this article, does anyone think that someone's buying habits are dictated by surveys? The average person doesn't really care that much. Incentive survey takers are more than happy to answer questions with a bias to products if they think it will improve their chances of getting one. So without knowing how the questions were arranged, we can only assume the question is exactly what is on the survey which is
"What prevents you from purchasing an Apple iPhone" and "If Apple offered a larger screen size, would you consider an Apple product"
Note that "screen size is "12%" and the second question is loaded in without indicating which product. So without the context, eg "Would you switch from your existing phone to a new Apple iPhone..." or simply as stated. If as stated that means it includes people who already have an iPhone, as well as people who don't have a smartphone, which the more interesting number is the No side. To me means 35% of people would NOT buy an Apple iPhone if it was available in a larger size, regardless of what device they have.
Apple could always offer two sizes, because people do have affinity to smaller/larger devices and the size of the device is often a more important purchasing decision (can I put in my pockets) because that means too large of a device would get in the way. It may be cool, but if it has to carried around like 90's Motorola flip phones, it's not terribly useful.