WSJ: Apple to begin 'iPhone 5S' production this quarter, less expensive iPhone coming later this yea

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  • Reply 41 of 53
    lerxtlerxt Posts: 185member
    All these experts on larger screen models or not.... The proof is in the enormous numbers of Samsung big screens being sold in Asia. It will save their market share and business in the long run.
  • Reply 42 of 53
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    gwmac wrote: »
    Not once will you ever see a post from me requesting an iPhone larger than 5". That is not to say I wouldn't be very happy with one, but I think 4.8" is the sweet spot.  That is the typical straw man argument you and others always resort to. You twist words and say or assume wanting a larger iPhone means wanting one 5" or larger. Once again and I hope you have your reading comprehension glasses on this time,  there is a slew of possibilities BETWEEN 4" and 5". Clear enough now? If you think I am alone or even in the minority you are delusional.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-would-you-buy-an-iphone-with-a-bigger-screen-2013-1

    <img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="23041" data-type="61" height="183" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/23041/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 183px;" width="350">

    Screens of 5" and larger are about 2-3% of the market. So how big is the market for 4.8" phones? Please enlighten us.

    And no one cares about your self-selected survey. It's totally meaningless. The way it's worded, the people who are happy with the current size are far less likely to respond than people who want a change.
  • Reply 43 of 53

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    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post





    What evidence is that?



    This thread points out that 5" and larger phones are just a couple percent of the market:

    http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/156750/mid-sized-smartphones-like-apples-iphone-see-most-usage-phablets-a-fad-report



    So where's all this evidence that larger phones are such a huge market that you and the other trolls keep claiming exists?


    I used 5 inches as an example for my ppi calculation.  Not once did I say that 5" and larger were the most popular.  Larger phones, phones with screens between 4.5" and 4.9", are a large part of the market.  Every flagship Android model falls in that range, and those are the most popular phone models outside the iPhone.  Preemptively, that the iPhone is the most popular phone is not evidence that people prefer a 4" screen.


     


    Please stop calling me a troll.  Link to a post of mine where I did any trolling.  You are the biggest troll on this site.

  • Reply 44 of 53

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    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post





    Still waiting for the evidence that most people prefer phones larger than the iPhone 5. Your preference doesn't constitute the market.



    You and others keep saying that Apple is missing the boat by not offering a larger phone, yet you never seem to provide evidence. When pushed, you cite the fact that Samsung (and others) sell 5" and larger phones. When I pointed out that those phones make up only a tiny piece of the market, you wave your hands around and pretend that you didn't really mean 5", but meant something else entirely.



    Again, please provide the evidence to back your claim that Apple is missing a significant part of the market.


     


    Why don't you provide evidence to support your claim?  There is no logical reason to think that providing more choices would not result in more sales.  That's why Apple sells the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 at one time!  If next year Apple sells the 4S, 5, 5S, and a new larger model, do you expect sales to decline?  You've claimed before that you're a businessman, but the way you argue against Apple releasing a larger iPhone shows me you have no business sense at all.

  • Reply 45 of 53

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post





    Screens of 5" and larger are about 2-3% of the market. So how big is the market for 4.8" phones? Please enlighten us.



    And no one cares about your self-selected survey. It's totally meaningless. The way it's worded, the people who are happy with the current size are far less likely to respond than people who want a change.


     


    You: I want evidence!!!!!!!!


     


    gwmac: [evidence]


     


    You: No, I wanted evidence that didn't support your point!!!!!!!!

  • Reply 46 of 53
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,797member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wakefinance View Post


     


    You: I want evidence!!!!!!!!


     


    gwmac: [evidence]


     


    You: No, I wanted evidence that didn't support your point!!!!!!!!



    Ignore him, same old tired straw man rhetoric. He can't seem to comprehend why anyone would want an iPhone larger than 4" because he doesn't want one. He and others here (usually identifiable with more than 5,000 posts)  think they are the oracle of delphi when it comes to prognosticating what Apple will or should do and ignore common sense. I gave him a recent Business insider poll with proof and his retort is "well that survey is flawed because of the wording" I am sure he can find some old poll from 2012 or 2011 before large displays became really popular where people prefer a small iPhone. We will be vindicated when a large iPhone is released possibly this year but more likely next. 

  • Reply 47 of 53
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,438member
    rmbp15 wrote: »
    I am sick and tired 4" screen, Mr. Cook!

    I don't think Apple wants to start fragmenting their screen sizes like Android did. LOTS of people are very happy with 4" screens including myself. If they did increase the screen size, they should at least keep the same resolutions to make it easier for the developers.

    I'm happy with the iPhone 5, but if Apple were to make a 3.5" screen again, I'd choose that over the current one. Not only is the phone smaller, I don't see that much benefit to the current size. Photo's don't benefit from the new AR and I don't see much gain from the extra vertical pixels. Then again, I'm weird, and don't follow trends often.

    If they make a larger screen, I certainly hope it will be an additional size to the current one.
  • Reply 48 of 53
    bregaladbregalad Posts: 816member

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    Originally Posted by Curtis Hannah View Post





    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.

  • Reply 49 of 53
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,438member
    bregalad wrote: »
    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.

    Oops, forgot about that, and throws my wish for a 3.5" 4:3 iPhone out the window. Oh well, never liked windows anyway.
  • Reply 50 of 53
    According to information, the following two phones from Apple has been designed under the guidance of the legendary Steve Jobs. If we keep the tradition of naming devices that iPhone 5s and iPhone 6.
  • Reply 51 of 53
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sol77 View Post


     


    I don't think you necessarily did any lumping, but lumping did seem implied.  Don't imply lumping.  If you lump, lump in the light.


     


    Second...because the LTE iPad mini doesn't fit comfortably in one's jeans/pants/coat pocket, of course.  A five inch phone doesn't have to be "better"...it just has to be a viable solution for enough people to make Apple money.  It just might be, but I'm not holding my breath.



    Perhaps don't infer "lumping" from a post that does not state it?


     


    The mini is about screen experience which is the usual argument for the larger phone screen. Well, the LTE mini delivers that screen and cellular connectivity.

  • Reply 52 of 53
    I really hope the iPhone 5S or whatever they want to call it will have some significant changes to it. The only change which 4 and 4S was the S on it...LOL! Well and also the antenna placement was move.

    Do something interesting please although we all know it's too late to go back to the drawing board now.....
  • Reply 53 of 53
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member


    Originally Posted by rMBP15 View Post

    I am sick and tired 4" screen, Mr. Cook!


     


    So go buy something else you think you want. Apple doesn't care. If they did, they'd cater to that demographic.

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