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

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  • Reply 61 of 74
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,807member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

     

     

    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.


     

    Thanks for proving my point. Obviously you thought the iPhone was too small so decided to buy a S4.  You probably didn't like Android so it went in a drawer. I am exactly the same. I long for a larger display but far prefer Apple hardware and iOS. Once a larger iPhone is available all the millions of people unhappy with a tiny screen but also loyal to Apple and iOS can finally buy what they really want. Perhaps a lot of other people that chose not to throw their S4 in a drawer will also come back into the fold. 

     

    By the way, I am not talking about type for text messages or on Safari that are easy to adjust. I am talking about the type inside apps that is a fixed size and you cannot adjust it at all. Pretty much all games for example and many other types of apps often have tiny font sizes around 4 point that cannot be adjusted unless you use the universal zoom which is a huge PITA. I can still read that small type but it is far easier to read on larger phones. 

  • Reply 62 of 74
    gwmac wrote: »
    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. 

    Jesus christ, man. My first ancestors on my mother's side, (which is not the polish side,) came to the United States with Lord Baltimore and intermingled with Irish, Scottish, and Welsh decedents. I grew up in rural Colorado chasing antelope on my dirtbike.

    I can call anyone I want a hillbilly. When you're making fun of provincials you don't use that word; it's approaching a term of endearment (I guess you're not aware that many people wear the term with pride?) your hyper-sensitivity is emblematic of everything I was condemning in the first place.
  • Reply 63 of 74
    I can call anyone I want a hillbilly. When you're making fun of provincials you don't use that word; it's approaching a term of endearment (I guess you're not aware that many people wear the term with pride?) your hyper-sensitivity is emblematic of everything I was condemning in the first place.

    Sure, people use many terms with pride to describe themselves but words don't have static definitions so when that same term is used pejoratively it's usually bigoted.
  • Reply 64 of 74
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,807member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DeanSolecki View Post





    Jesus christ, man. My first ancestors on my mother's side, (which is not the polish side,) came to the United States with Lord Baltimore and intermingled with Irish, Scottish, and Welsh decedents. I grew up in rural Colorado chasing antelope on my dirtbike.



    I can call anyone I want a hillbilly. When you're making fun of provincials you don't use that word; it's approaching a term of endearment (I guess you're not aware that many people wear the term with pride?) your hyper-sensitivity is emblematic of everything I was condemning in the first place.

     

    Here was your quote "Wait, tallest is the racist? I mean look at this hillbilly hate speech." 

     

    You seem to be associating hillbillies with hate speech and racism. Whenever that term is used by someone not native to Appalachia or the Ozarks it is usually pejorative and you following it with "hate speech" made your meaning very clear. I don't think that was hyper-sensitive of me at all. Ask yourself why you felt the need to use the word hillbilly at all to make your point.  If you agree that not all hillbillies are racist why even use it as a qualifier in your sentence? Could you not have left the term off entirely and simply said "look at your own hate speech" and conveyed the same meaning?

     

    You can't have it both ways my friend by calling me hyper-sensitive and they challenging someone else over an equally ridiculous stereotype. By the way, I doubt the true hillbillies in Appalachia would accept your bona fides from Colorado and antelope chasing as a free pass to disparage them. Test it out in West Virginia or Kentucky and see for yourself. The fact that you even felt the need to include that info reminds me of people that say "but wait I am not a racist I have black friends" and then want to tell you all their names. 

  • Reply 65 of 74
    gwmac wrote: »
    Here was your quote "Wait, tallest is the racist? I mean look at this hillbilly hate speech." 

    You seem to be associating hillbillies with hate speech and racism. Whenever that term is used by someone not native to Appalachia or the Ozarks it is usually pejorative and you following it with "hate speech" made your meaning very clear. I don't think that was hyper-sensitive of me at all. Ask yourself why you felt the need to use the word hillbilly at all to make your point.  If you agree that not all hillbillies are racist why even use it as a qualifier in your sentence? Could you not have left the term off entirely and simply said "look at your own hate speech" and conveyed the same meaning?

    You can't have it both ways my friend by calling me hyper-sensitive and they challenging someone else over an equally ridiculous stereotype. By the way, I doubt the true hillbillies in Appalachia would accept your bona fides from Colorado and antelope chasing as a free pass to disparage them. Test it out in West Virginia or Kentucky and see for yourself. The fact that you even felt the need to include that info reminds me of people that say "but wait I am not a racist I have black friends" and then want to tell you all their names. 

    Lord Baltimore didn't disembark in Colorado, kiddo. The "hillbillies" are my ancestors. It isn't like saying "I have black friends" it's like saying "I'M BLACK."

    I know Fox News really wants you to think white people are oppressed; I know they really do, but try not to believe everything you see on tv.

    Xenophobia is a strong indication of provincial origins. Lambasting our military/economic allies en masse, on racial lines, IS racist. At best, at the very best, you could say "hillbilly" is a regionalist insult. Get your head out of your ass.
  • Reply 66 of 74
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

     

     

    Thanks for proving my point. Obviously you thought the iPhone was too small so decided to buy a S4.  You probably didn't like Android so it went in a drawer. I am exactly the same. I long for a larger display but far prefer Apple hardware and iOS. Once a larger iPhone is available all the millions of people unhappy with a tiny screen but also loyal to Apple and iOS can finally buy what they really want. Perhaps a lot of other people that chose not to throw their S4 in a drawer will also come back into the fold. 

     

    By the way, I am not talking about type for text messages or on Safari that are easy to adjust. I am talking about the type inside apps that is a fixed size and you cannot adjust it at all. Pretty much all games for example and many other types of apps often have tiny font sizes around 4 point that cannot be adjusted unless you use the universal zoom which is a huge PITA. I can still read that small type but it is far easier to read on larger phones. 


     

    I was given a S4, on the proviso I used it for six months, I used to carry both.

     

    I used the iPhone a lot more than the S4.

  • Reply 68 of 74

     

    If the title can be answered with “Yes” or “No”, the article wasn’t worth writing in the first place. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

    And the answer’s no.

  • Reply 69 of 74
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    If the title can be answered with “Yes” or “No”, the article wasn’t worth writing in the first place. :lol:

    And the answer’s no.

    The answer for articles that are titled with a question is overwhelmingly 'no', the title is aimed to bait the reader.
  • Reply 70 of 74
    After using a 6" phablet for a couple of days, I kind of really like it!

    It just "the right" size for surfing, reading and making/receiving phone calls all in one device pocketable
    device. It seem giant size at the beginning, but you adopt and it turns out to the "ideal" size. It was hard to go
    back to a 4" screen again; felt so tiny!

    I will chose the 5.5" size !
  • Reply 71 of 74

    I've been using my iPhone 4S a LOT for everything, and it's always in my jeans pocket. I'm sure a 5.5" or a 6" even would be more useful in terms of content creation, reading, drawing, everything… but I'm worried a 6" model wouldn't fit in my pocket anymore.

     

    Hey all of ye phablet people, I'm wondering. How do you carry it around? Is it small enough for keeping in the jacket pocket? Or do you carry it around in a purse or what? I guess jeans pocket is out of the question, no? Also when taking a phone call, do you always use headphones, or do you put the big phablet to your ear?

  • Reply 72 of 74
    harry wild wrote: »
    It was hard to go
    back to a 4" screen again; felt so tiny!

    Use a ? 2.8" for an hour and the iPhone will feel like a phablet

    palegolas wrote: »
    Hey all of ye phablet people, I'm wondering. How do you carry it around?

    No need to ask people, obviously Apple already asked this question themselves and ended up with a size that millions upon millions people love and use. And is a pocketable size. For content creation and hat not, there's the iPad mini.
  • Reply 73 of 74
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by palegolas View Post

     

    I've been using my iPhone 4S a LOT for everything, and it's always in my jeans pocket. I'm sure a 5.5" or a 6" even would be more useful in terms of content creation, reading, drawing, everything… but I'm worried a 6" model wouldn't fit in my pocket anymore.

     

    Hey all of ye phablet people, I'm wondering. How do you carry it around? Is it small enough for keeping in the jacket pocket? Or do you carry it around in a purse or what? I guess jeans pocket is out of the question, no? Also when taking a phone call, do you always use headphones, or do you put the big phablet to your ear?


    If you have a suit or jacket inner pocket you can easily carry it there - 6" size is perfect.  The casual wear; and it not Summer; you can use a sport jacket to carry it!   Otherwise; if you are wearing blue jeans; you can transport it in the back pocket; but make sure to take it out before sitting down.  If you have carpenter's jeans; yo can stick it in the front pocket or side pocket.   Not sure about the Summer time; but I would just carry it in a cargo shorts pocket.

  • Reply 74 of 74
    Some of us carry 6", or larger, without any special apparel.
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