Adapting to change: a review of Apple's larger 4.7-inch iPhone 6 vs. the smaller 4-inch iPhone 5s

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  • Reply 201 of 282
    sog35 wrote: »
    And why is that the case?

    Why isnt there a single premium Android phone that is 4 inches?
    Its because MOST premium buyers want and expect a larger screen.

    Maybe because they couldn't design a phone that small, and have the performance needed.
  • Reply 202 of 282
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    Maybe because they couldn't design a phone that small, and have the performance needed.

     

    Actually, most premium phone buyers bought a 4" phone over the last couple of years... before that, most premium phone buyers bought a 3.5" phone.

  • Reply 203 of 282
    sog35 wrote: »
    laughable?

    Show me how many premium Android phones were sold last year.
    Those numbers are not 'laughable'.

    Other than Samsung, who sold any decent amount of premium smartphones?
  • Reply 204 of 282
    zoetmbzoetmb Posts: 2,602member



    I haven't tried these new phones out yet, but I've never been able to use the iPhone5 (or even the 4s) one-handed except (obviously) when holding it to my ear during a phone call.

     

    When using the touch screen, I find I'm always holding it in one hand and typing with the other.   I've never been able to type two-handed on these phones and I don't think I have especially large fingers.   (I was able to type with two hands before the iPhone when I still had a  Crackberry).  So I think even though it's a larger phone, it's going to work for me exactly as the iPhone 5 worked, but we'll see...   And if the size of the virtual keyboard has increased enough that I can type two-handed, that would be a huge advantage for me over the iPhone 4 or 5.

     

    I think the large screen is going to be more of a benefit than the disadvantages of the larger size.   

     

    By the way, buy stock in companies that make cargo pants or other styles with large pockets.  

  • Reply 205 of 282
    foggyhill wrote: »
    The funny thing is with an average price of probably  ( 0.75 * 350 + 0.27*550 + 0.03*$1000) = $442.5
    You'd have 47 x 10 e 6    x 442.5 = about 28 Billion dollars in extra revenue during the first year... That's one hell of a "failure".
    With  probably 10 billion in profits!! Other companies could only wish for that kind of "failure".

    I Myself don't expect 47 million watches sold. I think 18-22 million is closer to the mark.
    This is still 12 Billion in revenu and more than 4 Billion in profit.

    Apple's money pile will undoubtably come close to 250 Billion by the end of 2015. That's a ridiculous amount of money to have "lying around...

    Er, your probability distribution adds up to 1.05...
  • Reply 206 of 282
    For me the perfect size for a pocketable phone is 3.5 inch. I have a 4s and the missus a 4. I found the aspect ratio of the 5/5c/5s to be just wrong.

    When Apple released the 5 it was as though they did it to appease the critics calling for large iphones. I buy iphones from Apple stores off-contract. So they lost out on 4 sales from me in 2012 & 2013.


    This year it appears they have gone further away from their principles still by only having the new tech in even larger size iphones.

    That said, most use for iphones is not as phones. I have a 6 for the missus. Holding it in my hand I can't see a problem with one handed use and I have smaller than average hands for a bloke.

    Further, I'm interested in a bigger iPhone due to my worsening eyesight. So I have ordered myself a 6+. I fully expect it to be too large as a carry around phone for me. The missus thinks she might like it for her though. We'll see.

    My expectation is that I'll keep the 6+ for couch gaming and buy a 6 for me when out and about.

    I fully expect Apple to release a 4inch 6c next year alongside a 6s and 6s+. Then I "might" down-size.
  • Reply 207 of 282
    zoetmbzoetmb Posts: 2,602member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iaeen View Post





    Er, your probability distribution adds up to 1.05...



    Yes, but doesn't Apple always "do the impossible"? :D

  • Reply 208 of 282
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    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post





    Are you in or out. You can read my history and see i did not chicken out from my last bet that Apple will release the 5.5.



    Take the bet. I'm predicting Apple will sell over 250% more watches than iPads in its first year. Your suggestion of 2015-2019 is too long of a time peroid.



    Lets do this. 40M watch units. If you refuse than you are not convinced of the words you speak. Lets see you back up your bold words.

     

    40 million in its first year?

     

    I'll take that bet because I don't think it will even be close to that number in the first year.

     

    Hell, if I lose it won't make a stick of difference to anyone if my sorry ass isn't on here for a month... but, if you lose then there will be a lot of people rejoicing that you won't be here for a month.

     

    I'm willing to take that chance.

  • Reply 209 of 282
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,428member
    I may be one off but I like the edge feel of the 5 series. There is something satisfying and somehow firmer and more secure about feeling it my hand compared the the rounder edges of the 6 and the earlier iPhones that were also rounded. Not a deal breaker just saying.
  • Reply 210 of 282
    sog35 wrote: »
    laughable?

    Show me how many premium Android phones were sold last year.
    Those numbers are not 'laughable'.

    I distinctly remember you ridiculing Samsung's numbers in the SGS 5 launch quarter because the iPhone still beat it by a large margin.
  • Reply 211 of 282
    I may be one off but I like the edge feel of the 5 series. There is something satisfying and somehow firmer and more secure about feeling it my hand compared the the rounder edges of the 6 and the earlier iPhones that were also rounded. Not a deal breaker just saying.

    I can understand that'. The trade off there is with the rounded sides I think you can reach more with your thumb.

    Once I pu the phone in a Spigen case it got wider but I cou clamp it down better using the case as leverage. I Wouldn't doubt any case will help to do that.

    Of course if you don't want a case then that doesn't help.
  • Reply 212 of 282
    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

    HOW ARROGANT CAN YOU BE?


     

    Less than you, at least.

  • Reply 213 of 282
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post





    what will be laughable is the iPhone vs Samdung Galaxy numbers in the next few Quarters.

    Now that Apple has large screens they will stomp Samdung into the ground.



    In 2013 Samdung was a pretty close 2nd to Apple in premium phone units.

     

    My how your tune has changed:

     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

     

    I specificly said at the HIGH END for phones, which is $500 and up. 

    That graph shows ALL PROFITS, including Samsung's low and midrange.

     

    In fiscal year 2013 Apple sold over 150,000,000 iphones.  The great majority of them were over $500.

    Samsung will barely sell 100,000,000 Galaxy phones.  And a big percentage of those were under $500 (Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, ect)

    They probably sold 50,000,000 phones over $500.

    Apple's average selling price for iPhones are much higher than Galaxy line.

     

    Look at your graph.  Look at Q4 2012, and its HUGE gap.  That will happen again in Q4 2013.  You can't just take ONE quarter and assume that will be the norm. (the same Quarter the S4 came out) That's why I'm using fiscal YEAR 2013.

     

    150,000,000 iPhones sold at ASP of $600

    50,000,000 Samsung sold at ASP of $550

    We all know Samsungs overhead is much higher than Apple per unit (advertising)

    Their's your 75% profit share

     

    Samsung just announced they shipped 40,000,000 Galaxy S4

    http://www.ibtimes.com/samsung-galaxy-s4-hits-40-million-sales-mark-ceo-jk-shin-insists-device-not-trouble-amid-slowing

     

    Apple sold 150,000,000 total iPhones in Fiscal Year 2013.  Lets say 60% were iPhone 5.  Thats 90,000,000 iPhone5

     

    40,000,000 vs 90,000,000.

     

    Apple owns the top end in both phones and tablets. PERIOD.

     



  • Reply 214 of 282
    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

    you are much more arrogant than me.

     

    Says the person who thinks he knows what I think. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 

     

    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post

    My how your tune has changed:

     

    I have no doubt that some of these new posters are return account trolls.

  • Reply 215 of 282
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    I have no doubt that some of these new posters are return account trolls.


     

    I wish they'd come up with better arguments or at least stay more consistent.

  • Reply 216 of 282
    scythe42 wrote: »
    Similar here. The 6 Plus is out of the question and the 6 is still too large for my hands.

    Especially when I am checking emails, messages or calling someone I always use my phone one handed with a similar "death grip". Impossible for me with the 6, as my hands are quite small. It felt so natural just getting a phone out of the pocket, check some stuff and put it back without the need of using two hands.

    But I could adjust to general two hand usage if there is no other choice.

    But the portruding camera is a absolute show stopper for me. This is unacceptable for me.

    I never used cases on my phone. Why cover the nice grip and design in some cheap plastic or whatever? Never had a busted screen or large scratches on my phone and I carry it with keys in my front pocket always.

    I understand that they needed to put in a better camera as ppl. use their phones for photography a lot. So they made a compromise here. I rarely use my phone for photos. If I take photos I carry my SLR anyway.

    I like more screen estate of course. But even the 5S didn't feel right to me. The form factor is just wrong. It feels like it should have been a bit wider. Well bought it 'cause of the finger print scan I really like to unlock for one handed usage!

    So the 6 is the natural evolution here. The 5 tried to provide more screen estate but still wanted to be a device that can be used easily with one hand. But it just felt wrong.

    The 4S was the perfect device for me so far. But the rounded edges of the first iPhone still felt superior in my hands. Still the best design an iPhone ever offered. The 3G were a no go for me, to plasticky feeling for my taste.

    So gimme a 4" iPhone, with rounded edges and all the stuff of the 6 (wouldn't mind the quality of the 6 Plus screen though). And make it a bit bigger so the camera does not portrude and I am buying one right away. Use the 0.7mm for a thicker battery or make the device heavier again. Today smartphones feel to light anyway for my taste.

    Hoping with the 6S they bring some kind of a 6C, that will just be a smaller form factor for the 6, but still be a unibody device.

    But as long as there is a portruding camera I will not upgrade. Absolute showstopper.

    I can accept the "boxed" antenna band design, even though it's quite ugly. It has grown on me seeing iPhone 6 from friends (grey looks best, white's ok and gold with the bands is just ugly)

    But the camera? Nah, wobbling on the table where it lies most of the time at work? Nah, absolute not acceptable. It would drive me crazy every time I touch it that it wobbles.

    SJ would never have allowed that...

    So my eyes are on the iPhone 7 then with the following hopes
    - rounded edges
    - camera is flush to the device
    - 4" size again.

    So fingers crossed for an update next year or more likely an iPhone 7.

    But I doubt we will ever see smart phones designed for one hand usage again. The masses decided that the "correct" way to use a phone are two hands. *sigh*

    Then at least make the camera flush and hide the antenna bands under glass again. But think "Would Steve like it?" And if the answer is yes, I probably will like it to.

    First time since 2002 that I am not happy with an Apple product (iPhone user since day one).

    Why is the protruding camera unacceptable? I get that it is not as elegant, but if it is covered with a sapphire coating it should be difficult to scratch.
  • Reply 217 of 282

    By the way... if anyone gives a hot damn...

     

    ... my argument has always been that I think that Apple will do well with a phone larger than 4"... but that has always meant a phone smaller than 5". The 4.7" iPhone 6 is a perfect choice.

     

    I also believe that Apple should keep a 4" phone up to date.

  • Reply 218 of 282
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    Originally Posted by iSteelers View Post





    Why is the protruding camera unacceptable? I get that it is not as elegant, but if it is covered with a sapphire coating it should be difficult to scratch.

     

     

    Didn't mention scratching at all. That's a non issue.

     

    Wobbling on the table is unacceptable. It just drives me crazy. It is like one defective pixel on a screen that is constantly red. The display still works perfectly fine but this pixel drive you crazy as you always see it.

     

    Remember the Seinfeld episode with the red ink dot on the cashmere sweater? Yep, that's the portruding camera....

     

    Or just take a look at this video. It sums it up perfectly how I feel about the iPhone 6. 

     

    image 

     

    Jobs would have kicked Ive out of his office if he ever dared to come with this to him as the final design...

  • Reply 219 of 282
    Originally Posted by Scythe42 View Post

    Jobs would have kicked Ive out of his office if he ever dared to come with this to him as the final design...




    lolno.

  • Reply 220 of 282
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,302member
    0]I have no doubt that some of these new posters are return account trolls.

    You know what TS? I've had that same feeling about one particular poster. Mentioned it to Marvin as a matter of fact.
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