Latest sketchy rumor claims Apple to launch two 'iPhone 6' models with 4.7" & 5.5" displays in Sept.

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  • Reply 41 of 74
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,807member
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    Originally Posted by mr O View Post

     

    gwmac,



    You need to identify what you really want:



    You want to phone and do basic tasks on the go: get the iPhone.



    You want to surf the web comfortably: get the iPad. The 7.9" iPad mini is already on the edge for surfing the web. A 5.5" iPod (or iPhone if you like) will still be a bad device for surfing the web. It will only improve the keyboard experience.



    You're mixing up two different devices with different purposes here. "On the Go" versus "In the Couch". Only Apple seems to understand this.


    I really do not need your help in determing what I want. I thought I was clear but let me try again. I have an iPhone 5s and also an iPad Air wifi version. At home I don't really use my iPhone very much except for calls and texts. When I am away from home I want to have access to voice, texts, and data and I do not want to add on an additional data bill for an iPad nor do I want to carry another device. I simply want a larger iPhone because the screen is far too small. I will be happy with any iPhone between 4.7" and 5.5" and I will buy the largest model iPhone Apple makes. If that is 4.7" then that is what I will buy. What I will not buy again is another practically useless 4" display that is far too small. If a tiny display if your preference then more power to you, I hope they keep offering a 4" for people like you. Why does the idea that Apple could also offer a larger display to make people like me happy  so threatening to you? 

  • Reply 42 of 74
    mr o wrote: »
    -sigh- here we go again.

    What's an iPhone for? Yes, it is primarily to make a phone call and to be connected at all times because you want to stay up to date with your social life!

    Your use case is not typical for most smartphone users. People generally spend a lot more time looking at the screen than making phone calls. For me personally I spend about an hour on the phone each week, but I spend about 3 hours a day looking at the screen whether I'm on the internet or using an app. I expect I'm atypical as for how little I make phone calls, but the bias is in that direction.
  • Reply 43 of 74
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,807member
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    Originally Posted by wakefinance View Post





    Your use case is not typical for most smartphone users. People generally spend a lot more time looking at the screen than making phone calls. For me personally I spend about an hour on the phone each week, but I spend about 3 hours a day looking at the screen whether I'm on the internet or using an app. I expect I'm atypical as for how little I make phone calls, but the bias is in that direction.

    You are exactly right. I can see the advantage of a 4" display on the 5s if you are just glancing at a text, email, or notifications for a few minutes at a time but if you spend longer periods looking at the screen then the advantages of a larger display are readily apparent. Anyone looking at the display longer than just a few minutes are also likely to be seated and therefore holding it in landscape mode as well which means one handed use is not very important. 

  • Reply 44 of 74
    mr omr o Posts: 1,046member
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    Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

     

    I really do not need your help in determing what I want. I thought I was clear but let me try again. I have an iPhone 5s and also an iPad Air wifi version. At home I don't really use my iPhone very much except for calls and texts. When I am away from home I want to have access to voice, texts, and data and I do not want to add on an additional data bill for an iPad nor do I want to carry another device. I simply want a larger iPhone because the screen is far too small. I will be happy with any iPhone between 4.7" and 5.5" and I will buy the largest model iPhone Apple makes. If that is 4.7" then that is what I will buy. What I will not buy again is another practically useless 4" display that is far too small. If a tiny display if your preference then more power to you, I hope they keep offering a 4" for people like you. Why does the idea that Apple could also offer a larger display to make people like me happy  so threatening to you? 


    hey folks, I am enjoying the discussion here.



    It looks like the data plan is more of an issue to you than the actual screen? You want to merge two devices in one?



    What's threatening is the fragmentation of the screen sizes. It is going to complicate the design for iOS apps. I'd be very surprised if Apple ditched the 3.5" screen as it is still being produced in the shape of the iPhone 4S.

  • Reply 45 of 74
    mr omr o Posts: 1,046member
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    Originally Posted by wakefinance View Post





    Your use case is not typical for most smartphone users. People generally spend a lot more time looking at the screen than making phone calls. For me personally I spend about an hour on the phone each week, but I spend about 3 hours a day looking at the screen whether I'm on the internet or using an app. I expect I'm atypical as for how little I make phone calls, but the bias is in that direction.

    You're right. My interaction with the iPhone is very limited. It is mainly making calls and short on the go interactions with some very good apps (I am loving Clear, Rise, Solar, Mailbox, Instagram and Adobe Kuler for instance). When I am out in the world I do not want to be immersed in my iOS.



    I am using the iPad for media content, surfing the web being one of them
    . The iPad is something to get cosy with. Usually in the evenings and on Sunday.

  • Reply 46 of 74
    palegolaspalegolas Posts: 1,361member

    Yeah, bring on the iPhone 6 rumors! Erm.. where's the info on that bezel-free design in the title again…?

  • Reply 47 of 74
    emesemes Posts: 239member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    AppleInsider Owners: Promise your users that if you care about us at all that you will never post anything from the South China Morning Post ever again, please.


    That's a bit racist

  • Reply 48 of 74
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,926member
    emes wrote: »
    That's a bit racist

    How so? It's just a single "news" source.
  • Reply 49 of 74
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

     

    I really do not need your help in determing what I want. I thought I was clear but let me try again. I have an iPhone 5s and also an iPad Air wifi version. At home I don't really use my iPhone very much except for calls and texts. When I am away from home I want to have access to voice, texts, and data and I do not want to add on an additional data bill for an iPad nor do I want to carry another device. I simply want a larger iPhone because the screen is far too small. I will be happy with any iPhone between 4.7" and 5.5" and I will buy the largest model iPhone Apple makes. If that is 4.7" then that is what I will buy. What I will not buy again is another practically useless 4" display that is far too small. If a tiny display if your preference then more power to you, I hope they keep offering a 4" for people like you. Why does the idea that Apple could also offer a larger display to make people like me happy  so threatening to you? 


     

    I don't find the screen too small at all.

     

    The idea of someone with such poor eyesight running around with a gun is worrying.

  • Reply 50 of 74
    Originally Posted by Emes View Post

    That's a bit racist

     

    Be awake/lucid/sober before posting, maybe? :p

  • Reply 51 of 74
    emesemes Posts: 239member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Be awake/lucid/sober before posting, maybe? :p


    I could say the same thing to you. Or maybe you should just refrain from posting entirely and save yourself from embarrassment and contempt

  • Reply 52 of 74
    Originally Posted by Emes View Post

    I could say the same thing to you. Or maybe you should just refrain from posting entirely and save yourself from embarrassment and contempt

     

    Except there was nothing whatsoever racist in my post, and you’re overreacting to your own illiteracy.

     

    Come off it.

  • Reply 53 of 74
    emesemes Posts: 239member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Except there was nothing whatsoever racist in my post, and you’re overreacting to your own illiteracy.

     

    Come off it.




    I wouldn't say that. You were implying, however much you may deny it, that Chinese newspapers are unreliable.

     

    Also, I'm clearly not analphabetic, so learn to use your big words right. Maybe one day you'll fool people into believing you have some semblance of intelligence.

  • Reply 54 of 74
    Originally Posted by Emes View Post

    I wouldn't say that. You were implying, however much you may deny it, that Chinese newspapers are unreliable.

     

    Sure thing, buddy. I guess I’m racist against DigiTimes, too.

     

    But then again,

     

    however much you may deny it


     

    I’m racist, 100%, for all eternity, and it will never be stricken from my record. I guess there’s just no hope now.

     

    Shut up.

  • Reply 55 of 74
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,807member
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    Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

     

     

    I don't find the screen too small at all.

     

    The idea of someone with such poor eyesight running around with a gun is worrying


     

    Don't worry I am a very good shot. It is a lot easier to see 6' targets than fixed type in apps on a teeny 4" display in any event. Once a larger iPhone goes on sale we will see who was right. I bet it will far outsell a 4" version assuming Apple continues to sell the small one which is not a certainty. 

  • Reply 56 of 74

    I'm not sure if I'd go for a 5.5" display. I mean that's big and cumbersome. 5.0" is pushing it, but I'd buy that, but I still just don't know about anything larger. I love my iPhone 5, and I do wish it were a bit bigger (even a bit bigger than the 5s), but I'm not looking for a phablet.

  • Reply 57 of 74
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

     

     

    Don't worry I am a very good shot. It is a lot easier to see 6' targets than fixed type in apps on a teeny 4" display in any event. Once a larger iPhone goes on sale we will see who was right. I bet it will far outsell a 4" version assuming Apple continues to sell the small one which is not a certainty. 


     

    The iPhone screen sizes are the number one selling smartphone screen sizes, bar none.

     

    You can make text larger and there is no real difference.

     

    I have a Galaxy S4 and an iPhone 5s.

     

    It wasn't an issue, I no longer use the Galaxy.

  • Reply 58 of 74
    ireland wrote: »
    4.6 or 4.7 inches. No 5" and certainly no 5.5".

    This is exactly why they need a dual launch with to different screen option. I want the 5.5 and give the 4.7 to the small handed people. Just think its smart to have the option and I do believe both would sell very well. As for them stating that apple follows samsung... well thats way off. Samsung phones used to suck if you don't remember, then they started following apple, if not for apple then android wouldn't be around. Apple has been planning bigger screens for a while, Samsung had to go bigger screen because it was the only way to sepperate themselves from looking like a iphone wanna-be. Apple plans out the releases, they have tons of stuff they could do but can't throw it all out there at once, then what will they do next year..? Samsung spends a lot of time just spying and trying to figure out what apple will do next. You know what else is Korean? .... Kia, and just look how the copycated everyone... Whats worse is Koreans hate Americans and thats north and south, i don't want there cars or there phones, I won't support them in any way, and wish others would do the same... Yes its my opinion but why send your money to people that hate you, think of it this way, let's say you and your nieghbor don't get along, and haven't for years. One day he has a yard sale, do you go buy his stuff or do you prefer to buy you own stuff instead of saving a few dollars by buying his stuff? Me, I give my nieghbor the bird as I pull away to buy my own. Again... It's just my opinion :D
  • Reply 59 of 74
    ijalex wrote: »


    This is exactly why they need a dual launch with to different screen option. I want the 5.5 and give the 4.7 to the small handed people. Just think its smart to have the option and I do believe both would sell very well. As for them stating that apple follows samsung... well thats way off. Samsung phones used to suck if you don't remember, then they started following apple, if not for apple then android wouldn't be around. Apple has been planning bigger screens for a while, Samsung had to go bigger screen because it was the only way to sepperate themselves from looking like a iphone wanna-be. Apple plans out the releases, they have tons of stuff they could do but can't throw it all out there at once, then what will they do next year..? Samsung spends a lot of time just spying and trying to figure out what apple will do next. You know what else is Korean? .... Kia, and just look how the copycated everyone... Whats worse is Koreans hate Americans and thats north and south, i don't want there cars or there phones, I won't support them in any way, and wish others would do the same... Yes its my opinion but why send your money to people that hate you, think of it this way, let's say you and your nieghbor don't get along, and haven't for years. One day he has a yard sale, do you go buy his stuff or do you prefer to buy you own stuff instead of saving a few dollars by buying his stuff? Me, I give my nieghbor the bird as I pull away to buy my own. Again... It's just my opinion :D

    Wait, tallest is the racist? I mean look at this hillbilly hate speech.

    Let's remember, here, why being overly-sensitive about racism is a problem. When real racism happens, like this, you've watered down the accusation by throwing in an off-handed comment about some shitty newspaper.

    I think we can all clearly identify the difference, so let's stop confusing them, eh?
  • Reply 60 of 74
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,807member
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    Originally Posted by DeanSolecki View Post





    Wait, tallest is the racist? I mean look at this hillbilly hate speech.



    Let's remember, here, why being overly-sensitive about racism is a problem. When real racism happens, like this, you've watered down the accusation by throwing in an off-handed comment about some shitty newspaper.



    I think we can all clearly identify the difference, so let's stop confusing them, eh?

     

    I am not sure the best way to point out racism is being a racist yourself. The term Hillbilly refers to white people of mostly Scotch-Irish ancestry in Appalachia because they supported King William III who was known as Billy and they mostly lived in the hills and were called hill folk. For you to condemn an entire region and ethnicity as racist speaks more about you than the other poster. How exactly are you any better? He condemned Koreans and you attacked Hillbillys. Seems like the pot met the kettle. 

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