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New report says both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones are coming "as soon as September"

0. phoneArena 27 Mar 2014, 18:48 posted on

The rumor mill surrounding the next generation iPhone likes to cover all its bases. Some rumors will put the iPhone 6 release in the summer, while most say it will happen towards the end of the year. However, our standard theory is to assume that all iOS devices will be released in either September or October until we heard differently from Apple...

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posted on 27 Mar 2014, 18:51 5

1. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


But if there is nothing to take advantage of the big screens like how Samsung does it then why the big screens in the first place? At least it's bigger...finally.... looking at other iPhones make them look like iToys so

Tiny.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:14 17

7. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


an extra row and column of icons !!!!! it will be magical...

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 23:14

40. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


when 5.5 iPone launches, it will be on the eve of Galaxy Note 4. Apple is only famous for making their iFollowers wait, and wait, and wait for what their competition has had for years.. and years.. and years... iLike my tech companies to react and soon to new tech, not hose me for nearly 3 -4 years at a time!

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:54 5

22. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Well they'll probably copy the Note series with their new Stylus patent for their 5.5" iPhone. At least now we're able to see how Apple isn't innovative any longer. They're following the trends in the tech space like everyone else.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 01:03 2

42. Sauce (unregistered)


Isn't innovative? Didn't they just win most innovative tech company last year lmao? So now, flood me with your negative excuses on why they won looool. I'll be waiting.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 20:14 5

26. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Yea yea yea.....
http://dashburst.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/apple-big-iphone.gif

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 18:59 12

2. chistoefur (Posts: 103; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Sweet, so what are we gonna get with the new screen size? An extra grid of icons?
Man how revolutionary! Go Apple!!

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:02 6

5. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Love the sarcasm; hate Apple.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:11 6

6. Finalflash (Posts: 3224; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea but he's wrong, you probably get larger icons instead on a larger screen, you know...real innovation. Extra row they already did last year and it blew iFan minds.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:15 7

10. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


they will add not only 1 extra row but also 1 extra column ; BOOMMM ....

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 18:59 4

3. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


If it costs $200+ more than the flagships of Samsung, LG, and HTC (which it will, knowing Apple) then I don't see WHY anyone would want one. iOS is made to work well on a small screen, and a large iPhone would not take any advantage of the extra screen real estate. Old people and lazy people who think that whatever is popular must be the best, so they don't do their research; those are really the only people who buy iPhones in the first place.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:14 2

8. jellmoo (Posts: 1701; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


To play devil's advocate, the success of the iPad and iPad mini does show that iOS can work on a larger device.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:17 3

12. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


everyone buys ipads because it runs iOS /s

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:18 1

13. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Yeah, it works, but what does it add to the experience in terms of multitasking and efficiency? Exactly.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:22 2

17. jellmoo (Posts: 1701; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


But you can say this about most devices. What does the 6 inch screen on the G Pro 2 get you in terms of experience over a 5 inch device? Or the 1520? What added benefit do you get from the 7 inch form factor of the Nexus 7?

The reality is that with most devices, the extra size gets you little more than screen real estate. The only exception I can think of off the top of my head is the functionality of the S Pen on Samsung Note devices.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 20:10

25. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


That is why those devices u mentioned above are not anywhere close to the sales numbers of note series tablets and phablet. However nexus 7 is a bang for money so no point in bashing it. I still remember, people still complain about the use of gpro 2, HTC max, z-ultra for not offering anything relevant to its big screen sizes. But I hear, lg is giving multi window options as well..

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 20:20

28. jellmoo (Posts: 1701; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I'm not bashing the Nexus 7 at all. I have one myself and enjoy it quite a bit. But the reality is that outside of a bigger screen, what is different between it, and say, a Nexus 4/5?

My point would more or less be that Apple would not be alone in creating a bigger device without adding additional features dedicated to the size increase. That idea of having extra features dedicated to the size (which is something I fully support) seems to be more the exception than the rule.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 01:44 1

44. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Talk Note 3 talk split screen and multitasking talk reading texts clearly and actually watching videos plus the keyboard. Im not a hater cuz i owned 2 iphones in the past, but switched to samsung mainly because i couldnt stand the microscopic screen and the storage space. Its not only a phone anymore, people use it as a reading a multimedia and a chatting device so any 0.1" in screen size makes a difference so between 4 and 5 inches theres a helluva difference.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:19

15. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Last I heard Android is more popular. Are the people buying those not do their research since they have that "whatever is popular" mentality?

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:20 2

16. ecmedic4 (Posts: 338; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Nice trolling. You obviously don't know anything about the millions of ppl that buy iPhones as you've never met those millions of ppl. I get so sick of ppl trying to claim what type of ppl buy iPhones when you obviously have no idea. There are all kinds of different ppl that iPhones, same goes for android phones and WP. Seriously, if your gonna troll, at least come up with something that's half believable.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:02 13

4. wando77 (Posts: 968; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Bbbb but...... 3.5" is the PERFECT screen size for a phone and 9.7" for a tablet...... Idiots. This is apple now showing they had it wrong and samsung etc had it right. If samsung was as pathetic as apple they would be suing apple for a 4.7" screen (as absurd as suing a rectangle with rounded corners)

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:15

9. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


LOLLL priceless comment... So true. However, I will say that I may be enticed to try iOS on a device that's actually bigger than 4".

Just so I stay up to date on tech and remain objective and fair to each platform.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:17 1

11. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Have you heard of the iPad and iPad Mini? I heard it's a device running iOS. Both are bigger than 4". Should see them all over the place.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:40

19. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Touche... On a SMARTPHONE.

I don't mess with tablets without Windows 8, since I actually use them for work.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:49 1

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


480 billion says they had it right. Bbbbb billions.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 22:10 1

37. verty (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:58 10

23. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


So.... 4.7" and 5.5".... They're copying the screen size of the 2012 Samsung's. Galaxy S 3 launched in Spring 2012 with a 4.8" screen and the Note 2 launched in fall 2012 with a 5.5" screen. So it's safe to say Apple is 2-2.5 years behind Samsung amirite?

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 02:49 1

45. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


You sir.. spoke the truth.! :)

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:19 8

14. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Enable some widgets and I'll consider it.

Rows and rows of icons are just boring. In Android we call that the app drawer.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 19:25 5

18. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


Agreed

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