They are too large to be merely phones…
Fine, the long version: “They are too large to be used as every phone prior to their creation was capable of being used.”
I love my 6 Plus, but Apple did a lot of people a disservice by not making a new 4" option also. My wife will never move on from the 5s now, and cannot benefit from ApplePay and other new innovations, because she does not like the sheer size of the 6. The 5s is as large as she feels comfortable with.
Disappointed in this to say the least. Maybe next year they'll wise up and refresh the 4" size.
Same with my Wife.
Has a 4S... didn't want anything above a 4" phone. Said she'll wait as long as possible to see if Apple will offer an updated 5S before buying an iPhone 6.
That's a good point. The home screen is no problem, because you can just put apps that you don't use along the top row. But actually inside apps, a lot of the navigation buttons are right at the top.
I have always been a bit leery of a larger screen than 4". I don't use a smartphone but my iPod touch tells me what I need to know. And for me that is the Touch, feels very good in the hand and the right size as well. I find it as immersive watching a moving on the 4" screen as a 27" screen because you hold it so close.
However now that the 6 has been released I have found myself on ebay looking for 64GB New condition models of the 5S. The upgrade in processor and touch ID would be good and the difference in cost of the touch and used 5S is not much.
Whenever I have picked up the 5s it always feels a bit too chunky compared to the Touch..
So I have come to the conclusion that Apple needs to continue the 4" form factor but in the new 6 shape.
Nope, not going to happen. The 4" size is outdated. Time to move on.
The 4" screen for a phone will never be 'outdated' in the foreseeable future because it's a size that is dictated by human scale.
rich gregory wrote: »
Agreed, but a 6+ is more pocketable than an iPad mini. But then there's the 'carried in a bag/purse' argument. Maybe the carriers could give you this option? So those that just want data can buy the same model as those that want data/voice, but the data only people wouldn't have to pay the smart-phone rates for using their devices on the network.
Personally, I would settle with a 6+ before going the rout of a iPad mini/phone. That's just me.
kingron wrote: »
Apple - we want the iPhone 6(S) - smaller screen, same design and same spec as the 6 with longer battery life and the ability to travel through time and space. Pleeease!