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Old 07-09-2013, 16:06
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Some Wall st Journal reporter covering apple reckons they are testing screens as big as 6 inches.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...report-claims/

After Tim dismissed these sizes and the iphone has to be one handed these will never see the light of day ... will they?

As the 3.5" screen is the perfect size and the ipad doesn't need to be smaller I can't see them changing their view here either
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Old 07-09-2013, 16:12
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For someone that doesn't like iPhones or Apple, you certainly like to post about them a lot
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Old 07-09-2013, 16:12
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As the 3.5" screen is the perfect size and the ipad doesn't need to be smaller I can't see them changing their view here either
lol

I guess it depends if other companies are shifting large numbers of units of a form factor they don't currently offer.

The rumour mill also suggests they'll be announcing a "budget" (although I'm not sure what Apple define as a budget model. £350 maybe?) version of the iPhone 5.

Guess you'' find out next week ....
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Old 07-09-2013, 16:15
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For someone that doesn't like iPhones or Apple, you certainly like to post about them a lot
Yeah weird init' I don't understand it either ... oh no hang on we are in a mobile phone forum
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Old 07-09-2013, 16:20
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I'll try and dig the link out later but some talking head was saying not to read too much into this . Shame a large screen iPhone would be awesome IMO.
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Old 07-09-2013, 17:38
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Some Wall st Journal reporter covering apple reckons they are testing screens as big as 6 inches.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...report-claims/

After Tim dismissed these sizes and the iphone has to be one handed these will never see the light of day ... will they?

As the 3.5" screen is the perfect size and the ipad doesn't need to be smaller I can't see them changing their view here either
They've already moved to 4" for the iPhone 5 last year. If consumers want bigger screens then they have to offer them one day or lose market share. I'm sure they have analysts watching what Samsung etc are up to.

Apple had said there was no need for a smaller iPad yet the Mini came out after a number of smaller Android tablets proved to be popular.
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Old 07-09-2013, 17:46
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I hope not.

I enjoy my comfortable one handed use of my iPhone 5. Perhaps a phone around 4.7" as an absolute maximum but no more than that.
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Old 07-09-2013, 17:50
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A better solution is making a mini device at 4 inch like s4 mini and then having the main device as 4.7-5 inch. Apple are the only company left now that use high end devices at 4 inch no-one else does anymore.
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Old 07-09-2013, 20:54
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Will be next year at the earliest you know how long apple drag things out.

http://www.t3.com/news/apple-could-l...nalyst-reports
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Old 07-09-2013, 20:59
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From reading years of comments ardent Apple users are just too self conscious to use a big phone.
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Old 07-09-2013, 21:03
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I would hope Apple do test all sizes. Does not Automatically mean they shall build it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 22:33
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I don't want the iPhone to be any bigger. Jobs was right, it should fit in and usable with one hand. If I want bigger I get my iPad out.
Everyone is different though and some like a bigger handset.
They're wrong though and I'm right obviously!
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Old 07-09-2013, 22:41
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I would hope Apple do test all sizes. Does not Automatically mean they shall build it.
I'm sure all sorts of different ideas get tested. It's highly unlikely a 6" iPhone would ever make it to production though. I would like an option a bit bigger then the current models though given my eyesight. But 6" sounds an overkill.
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Old 07-09-2013, 22:43
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Some Wall st Journal reporter covering apple reckons they are testing screens as big as 6 inches.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...report-claims/

After Tim dismissed these sizes and the iphone has to be one handed these will never see the light of day ... will they?

As the 3.5" screen is the perfect size and the ipad doesn't need to be smaller I can't see them changing their view here either
Will they one day go for larger screens? Yes, they most likely will.

Never really been able to work out why every time Apple say something they have to stick with that for all time, Whilst other people can say what they want at the time but change their minds later.
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Old 07-09-2013, 22:49
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I don't want the iPhone to be any bigger. Jobs was right, it should fit in and usable with one hand. If I want bigger I get my iPad out.
Everyone is different though and some like a bigger handset.
They're wrong though and I'm right obviously!
I can hold a 4.5-5inch in one hand pretty sure most can its only when it gets larger then that it becomes a problem.
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Old 07-09-2013, 22:53
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I can hold a 4.5-5inch in one hand pretty sure most can its only when it gets larger then that it becomes a problem.
I can hold them - but don't find them always comfortable - it does depend on the model though and I do like to hold a phone with one hand and text which is harder with the larger phones.

Did have a look at the Xperia Z last night which I did find comfy to hold despite it's large screen with it being quite thin and a small bezel.
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Old 07-09-2013, 23:04
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All getting a bit risqué on here isn't it?
I'd like to have a 7 inch one but that's another story.
Hahahahahahaha

Now, where's my coat.......
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Old 07-09-2013, 23:40
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Yeah weird init' I don't understand it either ... oh no hang on we are in a mobile phone forum
That doesn't make posting about things you dislike and have no interest in any less weird.

An iPhone with a large 6" screen will be amazing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 23:42
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Only kidding, it'll have all the same downsides that any other phone with 5"+ phones have, ie being less comfortable to use with one hand.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:32
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Are there rules regarding areas one can post on? besides I have great interest in apple if no one did their criminal activities may never have come to light.

Of course you are free not to post in any thread you feel you shouldn't.

As for the one handed element perhaps they will just stretch the iPhone 5 some more keeping the same width.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:28
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Some Wall st Journal reporter covering apple reckons they are testing screens as big as 6 inches.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...report-claims/

After Tim dismissed these sizes and the iphone has to be one handed these will never see the light of day ... will they?

As the 3.5" screen is the perfect size and the ipad doesn't need to be smaller I can't see them changing their view here either
What did 'Tim' say?
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:01
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All getting a bit risqué on here isn't it?
I'd like to have a 7 inch one but that's another story.
Hahahahahahaha

Now, where's my coat.......
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My missus has to make do with 4 inches . Its not the size of the unit its the RAM that counts
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:14
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Are there rules regarding areas one can post on? besides I have great interest in apple if no one did their criminal activities may never have come to light.

Of course you are free not to post in any thread you feel you shouldn't.

As for the one handed element perhaps they will just stretch the iPhone 5 some more keeping the same width.
No, there are no rules. Which is precisely why myself and others are free to comment that we think its a bit weird that someone with a dislike of something would post so much about it.

I'm sure the DoJ appreciate your help with their investigations.

Back on topic, yes they'll probably do an iPhone that's about 10" tall, but very narrow one day. Wouldn't that be something stupid to post about?
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:59
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What did 'Tim' say?
Here is Tim Cook on iPhone screen sizes I posted in April:

"My view continues to be that iPhone 5 has the absolute best display in the industry. We always strive to create the very best display for our customers. Some customers value large screen size, others value also other factors such as resolution, colour quality, white balance, brightness, reflectivity, screen longevity, power consumption, compatibility with Apps many things. Our competitors have made some significant trade off's in many of these areas in order to ship a larger display. We would not ship a larger display iPhone while these trade off's exist".

The Q&A can be found here and is towards the end of the session:

http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.ne...ent/index.html




http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1820438
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:37
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Here is Tim Cook on iPhone screen sizes I posted in April:

"My view continues to be that iPhone 5 has the absolute best display in the industry. We always strive to create the very best display for our customers. Some customers value large screen size, others value also other factors such as resolution, colour quality, white balance, brightness, reflectivity, screen longevity, power consumption, compatibility with Apps many things. Our competitors have made some significant trade off's in many of these areas in order to ship a larger display. We would not ship a larger display iPhone while these trade off's exist".

The Q&A can be found here and is towards the end of the session:

http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.ne...ent/index.html




http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1820438
So he didn't say that apple would not produce a larger screen iPhone?
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