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WSJ goes on record with rumors saying bigger iPhones coming this year


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#1 of 124 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 23 2014 - 12:20 PM

Hmmm....

http://online.wsj.co...0MDIwMzEyNDMyWj

 

We'll see.  I still bet against it and don't believe that it will happen and can't believe I will change my stance and will want one if it does.  But we'll see, I have been wrong before and eaten crow too.


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Posted January 23 2014 - 12:31 PM

Sam,

 

Oh, I read many articles today on this....

 

....and I certainly thought of you.  You are the biggest naysayer we have here.

 

I am betting on bigger phone from Apple.  

 

I think they realize that perhaps its time to catch up with the changing times....

 

....no matter what the naysayers think.

 

One of us will be right.  One will be wrong.   Let's see in a few months.


 

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#3 of 124 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted January 23 2014 - 01:05 PM

You bet.  I'm due for upgrade in June so looking forward to what they have cooking up.  I've used multiple large phones in the past few months and I haven't changed my stance yet, they have been universally horrible to use.  What they don't have on their side is the kind of twist that Apple put in on the 5, I can use the tall stuff no problem, the width is what kills it.  I can't believe Apple will backtrack completely here without some compelling reason.  "Everyone else is doing it and consumers want it" is not compelling.  We'll see!


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Posted January 24 2014 - 04:21 AM

An older population could better served by a larger phone. iPhone defaults are hard to read without perfect vision. Increasing font size is a loss of effective screen space.

If there's a bigger iPhone, I expect more pixels at the current density. I don't believe they'll lower pixel density simply to make a larger, but otherwise unchanged screen. Unless all they want is a geezer phone, and no other benefits from a larger screen.

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Posted January 27 2014 - 06:22 AM

Well, now that you mention it, here is a reason why a big screen could be important.

http://www.cultofmac..._source=twitter

 

Would that be worth a setback in one handed use tho?


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Posted January 27 2014 - 07:34 AM

iMore on why it makes sense and how software can solve the 1 handed dilemma:

http://www.imore.com...nt-13-inch-ipad

 

I remain unconvinced.


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Posted January 27 2014 - 09:07 AM

Regardless of what some in this forum think Apple is just like any other company in that they are concerned about market share and if their research shows they have lost share because of screen size they will eventually come out with a screen to recapture the lost shares.
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Posted January 27 2014 - 09:17 AM

I don't really care if they make a 6" or larger screen as long as they also continue to make 4" screens. Some of us have smaller hands and enjoy a smaller phone. If Apple keeps a smaller iPhone, I'll upgrade to it when the 6 comes out and I'm due for a refresh. If they go all phablet, I'll keep my 4s.

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Posted January 30 2014 - 07:20 AM

Sapphire for bigger phones, watches, iPads, TVs or something new?

http://www.macrumors...ical-component/

http://9to5mac.com/2...duct-component/


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Posted January 30 2014 - 08:49 AM

Well, now that you mention it, here is a reason why a big screen could be important.

http://www.cultofmac..._source=twitter

 

Would that be worth a setback in one handed use tho?

Interesting. Personally, after using it on my current phone, I rather have wireless charging than solar charging.

 

I keep waffling back and forth on if I would leave Android and go back to iOS. I will say cool technology is one sure way to convince me.  :)

 

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Posted January 30 2014 - 09:13 AM

I would probably go back to IOS for an iPhone that is over 5" in screen size.

 

I do like Android and the fact that I can customize this phone to my heart's content.

 

On the other hand, having so many Apple devices, you tend to lose the flawless

sync ability that IOS provides.

 

It would still be tough to go back to the closed IOS environment, as really, I do

like Android -- despite many telling me initially that I wouldn't.


 

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Posted February 12 2014 - 09:24 AM

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.....................

http://www.businessi...een-size-2014-2


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#13 of 124 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 12 2014 - 11:04 AM

Yesssssss. As expected.

 

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Posted February 12 2014 - 11:19 AM

Still just rumors, lets not get ahead of ourselves =)


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Posted February 16 2014 - 10:03 AM

Not a fan of big phones. I think that the phablets look even dumber than the Gordon Gekko phone, which was a product of its time.

 

 I carry my grandfathered unlimited data iPad with me anytime I carry my messenger bag which is most of the time.  For the iPhone, the smaller the better.  I take it out when walking down the street for one handed operation/Siri/dictation or if the subway is too crowded for anything else.  For all of these purposes a smaller screen is better.

 

I also think that large phones are horrible for women, who on the average have smaller hands, smaller jean pockets.  The iPhone is especially popular with women for a reason.  The tech industry is very male oriented, Apple being no exception, and I worry about this.

 

At the least they would do well to read this: https://medium.com/t...ty/a26c6bee1b69

 

I am not against choice, but I would want Apple to keep offering their top of the line internals (CPU, flash storage max, camera, etc) in a 3.5" or 4" screen format.


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Posted February 27 2014 - 08:57 PM

We are up for new phones.

I like the GS3 but wouldn't mind one that is a little bigger.

If apple puts that 5.5 size I will be tempted.
My wife after nearly two years has still not gotten the hang of the GS3 or more so Android.

So she wants to go back to iPhone.

Any time frame for the next iPhones?
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Posted February 27 2014 - 09:52 PM

Any time frame for the next iPhones? 

 

Based on rumors...July. 

 

If iPhone were to be released with a 5.5 screen I would

be tempted to return to the brand.

 

However, I really do love my Android.  I am able to customize

it to my heart's content.  

 

Really, it would be hard to pick a better phone once you 

equalize the wanted screen size.


 

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Posted February 28 2014 - 04:18 AM

Based on the almost every iPhone made, sometime July - September :)

I don't believe there will be two new sizes, a giant and a mongo size. Doesn't make any sense to me. One new size, ok.

But will it be existing resolution made larger (bigger pixels) or new format (more pixels)?

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Posted March 24 2014 - 05:28 AM

More evidence, the case makers are counting on it, say they have blanks:
http://9to5mac.com/c...otypes-show-up/

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Posted March 24 2014 - 06:57 AM

Hoping on that large iPhone...


 

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