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Apple iPhone 6 might arrive with a bigger, 4.8" display

0. phoneArena 07 Oct 2013, 09:41 posted on

The time for an iPhone with a larger display is finally coming. The Apple iPhone 6 will be the first iPhone to get a larger, 4.8-inch screen…

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posted on 07 Oct 2013, 14:38

72. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 423; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


it was quite clearly a joke. get a sense of humor.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 19:02 4

78. joey_sfb (Posts: 6336; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


You need a bit of Xcode and Objective C programming to know why.

Apple don't have Android software ability to scale to different screen size and resolution. Every new device resolution is hard coded therefore the apps will have black bars around the corners unless developer program in new resolution and preferably new art work.

This is a design decision made for earlier iPod devices due to hardware resource constraint. iPhone is the product expansion from Apple MP3 iPod.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 21:47

81. nvrhde (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


I think, He's talking about 4.8" phones

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:27

88. euklidis (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


and how many for the ipads? This is the same fragmentation with android.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:56

90. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Make it 1440x810. Same 16:9 ratio, but higher ppi (403 or so).

Devs just have to adjust the size range of the app, but the scaling shouldn't be an issue.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:49 6

3. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Apple..
You just need to do something differently from other manufacturers..
LG and Samsung with their flexible display..
Nokia and Sony with their design and camera.
Apple??

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:53 10

6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Apple?? FRAGMENTATION. lol ;)

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:10 4

21. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Unlike android, ios apps can't upscale ! Therefore, EVERY developer will need to update EVERY app inorder to avoid such fragmentation. It will be similar to when iPhone 5 had letterbox issue for older apps which were made specifically for iphone 4s with 3.5 inch screen. There are still lots of apps which have letter-box issue.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:27 1

26. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


App Store has 900,000+ apps, and developers need to update every app in order to avoid fragmentation.

Developers are our hero in the smartphone world. Apple fans should thank the developers, not bashing other companies/OSes.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:50 2

4. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


4.8 sounds a too big jump, its either 4.3 or 4.5

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:00

13. bucky (Posts: 2912; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I agree. I don't want 4.8. I already have a tablet at home and I don't want to look stupid holding a huge phone to the whole side of my face

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:07 7

34. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


4.8" is not big when, lately, Apple has kept their handsets thin and small enough. You're the only one that looks stupid holding a 4"+ phone.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:42

45. bucky (Posts: 2912; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I never said 4" +. I said 4.8" +. And yes, as an adult it almost always looks silly

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:44 5

46. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


The Nexus 4 is only 4.7" screen, and it's not a large phone. It's bigger than the iPhone, but hardly in the category as phablets.

Besides, Apple doesn't even have to build a much bigger phone, just ditch those ridiculously large bezels, problem solved. They already have the software to ignore side screen touches from holding the iPad Mini, use that on the iPhone.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 14:29

70. bucky (Posts: 2912; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I agree with you on pretty much everything you said. I really wish they kept some high end android that I know aren't going to be forgotten. The nexus should have stayed at 4.7 max

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 14:56

74. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


The next best thing to hope for is more Google edition phones. Doubt they'd open up how many Nexus are allowed but if more OEMs would agree to stock and let Google push the updates, the bases would be covered.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:54 6

7. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


I'll believe it when I see it.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 12:18 2

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


In about 348 days you'll believe it lol.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 19:09

79. joey_sfb (Posts: 6336; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


With iPhone 5s sale topping the chart i really don't see why they need to change the 4" screen size.

Besides, its an unnecessary risk and also lower their profit margin.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 03:59

91. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Risk? Most ppl want a bigger screen. Also, if fanboys love their tiny 4" screen that much, why change that? Why not just release 2 models? An iPhone 6 and a 6i

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:55 1

8. Dastrix (unregistered)


I can't imagine an iPhone with a >4.5 incher. A ~5.0 inch iPhone? It just sounds gimmicky and fake. Takes away from the whole iPhone thing.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:57 5

10. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Apple, don't forget about the NFC, 720p screen, Notification LED light, IR Blaster etc.
And please at least change a bit of the design, iPhone is premium, but boring.
You know every year, iPhones are getting boring than any other smartphone.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 09:57 2

11. zig8100 (Posts: 234; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


People don't want bigger phones. Lol

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:12 4

37. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Maybe you meant "Apple fans don't want bigger phones." Even with that, I still think they're generally eager to make the jump no matter what.

Anyway, the Note I and II sales make your statement look a bit closed-minded.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 13:52 2

65. HouTexan (Posts: 441; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


I can guarantee you when Apple releases a bigger screened iPhone, all the Apple fans will still buy it, even the ones (my friends included) who say "Android phones are too big" lol.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 20:41 1

80. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I will... Don't need a bigger screen, but I'd welcome it. I mean why not?

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 04:00

92. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


They say that one doesn't know better until's he's seen better.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 10:04 10

15. kanagadeepan (Posts: 960; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


"HURRAH... Yet another row of icons..." /S

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 11:31 2

42. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 812; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


This time they would add a column of icons

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 22:17

82. taikucing (unregistered)


lol. With some launchers in android, you can customize the rows & columns of icons as you want

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