Rumor: First photo of supposed 'iPhone 6' front panel surfaces

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  • Reply 61 of 70
    ajbdtc826 wrote: »
    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.

    rogifan wrote: »
    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.

    marvfox wrote: »
    You are correct it looks ridiculous indeed. To dam big to carry around.
  • Reply 62 of 70
    nikon133nikon133 Posts: 2,600member
    cnocbui wrote: »
    Who's copying who now. ;)

    Looks like a copy of iPhone 5s, only bigger.
  • Reply 63 of 70
    nikon133nikon133 Posts: 2,600member
    mstone wrote: »
    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.

    <img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="41843" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/41843/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 432px; height: 501px">

    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..?
  • Reply 64 of 70
    eric38eric38 Posts: 100member
    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.
  • Reply 65 of 70
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    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.

  • Reply 66 of 70
    It looks like illusion.
    The size difference of the fingers tells the truth.....
  • Reply 67 of 70
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,438member
    rogifan wrote: »
     
    [CONTENTEMBED=/t/178499/rumor-first-photo-of-supposed-iphone-6-front-panel-surfaces#post_2516858 layout=inline][…] <span style="line-height:1.4em;">Apple will never go with asymmetrical bezels.</span>
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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:

    1000


    Everyone looks at the front and thinks there's space for a larger display without taking the innards into account.
  • Reply 68 of 70
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    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post



    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.

  • Reply 69 of 70
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    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?
  • Reply 70 of 70
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    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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