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Poll results: How big do you think will the iPhone 7's display be?

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Poll results: How big do you think will the iPhone 7's display be?
Yesterday, we asked you on your opinion about the size of the iPhone 7's display, and more than half of our 1273 respondents think that it won't change at all from what we currently have on the iPhone 6s, namely a 4.7" diagonal. 

There is a significant chunk of clairvoyants who predict a larger display, though, with nearly 40% imagining a larger screen in the 4.8-5.2 inches range given. Just about 10% voted for a 5.2"+ display, as that diagonal would already be encroaching on the eventual iPhone 7 Plus turf, unless Apple enlarges that panel as well, but that's a thing for another poll to try and predict.

Apple usually prides itself in how manageable its phones are with one hand, and this still holds true for the iPhone 6s, despite that it has unremarkable screen-to-body ratio, mainly because the screen is 4.7 inches, which is pretty modest for today's smartphone standards. The company has also shown that it won't shy away from the trend for larger phones, however, as exemplified by the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and 6s Plus handsets. If Apple manages to hit a better screen-to-body ratio target with the iPhone 7, it might very well place a bigger screen on it, too.

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How big do you think will the iPhone 7's display be?
50.9%
649 votes
(649 votes) Again 4.7 inches
39.14%
499 votes
(499 votes) 4.8-5.2 inches
9.96%
127 votes
(127 votes) More than 5.2 inches

1275 votes

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posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:21 5

1. Jimrod (Posts: 882; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Pretty sure Apple won't be changing screen sizes any time soon, they tend to stick to their guns. The only thing that seems to matter to Jony Ive is THINNER, it must be THINNER!! Which no-one ever asks for... The iPhone 3G was far nicer in-hand than the 6 because it worked ergonomically.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:28 1

3. nctx77 (Posts: 1646; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


It's funny that you think Jony is the only one that is worried about thinness, but most if not all Android flagships are equally as thin. Are you implying that Android is copying Apple?

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:32 3

6. Jimrod (Posts: 882; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Well it does seem to be the case that since Apple made "thinness" their goal many of the other manufacturers followed suit... But most users would always opt for a couple of mm thicker with more battery given the choice I think.

At the end of the day all phone manufacturers copy each other, every industry does - someone makes a nice feature, the others rush to put their own version in...

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:29 5

4. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 242; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Only complaint I had from iPhone 6s was battery(even it was great battery life) which charges very slowly, next was its dialer worst dialer on a smartphone IMO. other than that It was perfect phone.. If I can complain about iOS it was just slow scrolling.. no matter how hard you scroll it won't scroll like nexus 6p. but iOS was one of smoothest and error free experience I had ( iPhone 6s was my first iPhone) Nexus 6p and iPhone 6s are two phones with awesome fingerprint sensors. these are fingerprint sensors which never annoyed me. camera on Nexus 6p is awesome hands down to its front facing camera. and night shoots of back camera is awesome too..

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:29 2

5. Finalflash (Posts: 2726; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


They push for thinner because it saves them money while giving them a marketing bullet point. Saves material costs, saves actually putting in a bigger battery, etc.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:34

9. Jimrod (Posts: 882; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


I tend to think it's less of the cost issue and far more of the marketing bullet point. But Ive seems obsessed with it - form over function.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:35

10. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 242; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


but every OEM try for thin phone don't you think? See S6 they used small battery for thinner profile.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:38

11. Jimrod (Posts: 882; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Well yes, it's been a trend for a few years but it seems to be a company competition thing, I don't know anyone who wants a thinner phone.

I don't mind Apple's rumoured choice of removing the 3.5mm jack but if it's just to make the phone thinner again rather than add internal space I think the phone will just get too uncomfortable to hold!

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 05:52 1

16. ToastedBacon21 (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Oct 2015)


Yes. But with better battery life and quick charge + wireless charging. OEM are tryng to make katana out of their product. But what's the use of a katana without sharpness.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:24 1

2. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


iPhone 7 5in 7P 5.7in And Better Screen To Body Ratio Than Ever Before, Above 75%.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:33 1

8. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 242; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


I think iPhone users are not yet very accustom to big screens so 4.7 feels more like it.. but yes iPhone need better Screen to Body Ratio. but with fingerprint/home button at front they can't do much about bottom bezel.. so forget 75%.. for that they need to remove home button.. Moto X pure edition have one of the best Screen to Body Ratio and its cuz it don't have fingerprint or any button at front. I think we can dream for 75% screen to body ratio or even close.. if they reach 70% that would be great achievement

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:41

12. Jimrod (Posts: 882; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


I think Apple have missed a trick with the "Force Touch" and it's functionality - would have been better to lose the home button, make the screen bigger (or phone smaller) and use the hard press as the "Home" function...

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 06:01

19. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I Like Physical Home Buttons To Be Honest. Sure They Could Have Done What You Said But That Would Basically Be A Capacitive Home Button.

I Think They Should Go For A Side Home Button Myself.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 05:59

18. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Note 5 Manges 76% Screen To Body Ratio (Better Than Moto X Pure) And It Also Has A Physical Home Button So I Think Apple Can Mange The Same If They Want.

As Far iPhone User Not Being Accustomed To Big Screens, That Doesn't Really Matter If The Screen To Body Ratio Increases Enough, Apple Need Not Change The Dimensions From iPhone 6 To 7 Just Because They Increase The Screen Size.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 05:55 1

17. TrevorB1 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)


Agreed.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 06:02

20. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Thx Bruh.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 04:32

7. nctx77 (Posts: 1646; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


The iPhone 7 can lose some on the top and bottom, but that won't change the one handed userbility. Also, doing that would leave the phone with less room for internals. Based off that, the screen will either get taller or screen to body ratio will stay the same.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 05:18

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 19471; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


4.7. I hope they keep the side bezels the same, as it makes using the phone with one hand a lot easier. The one thing I hate about my note, are those super thin bezels, hella accidental screen presses.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 05:33

14. Shocky (Posts: 2107; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Probably 4.6"

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 05:37

15. SIGPRO (Posts: 1308; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


It will suck anyway!
iphones are slowly dying!

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 06:08

21. Biernot (unregistered)


true !

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 06:25 1

22. Jimrod (Posts: 882; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Everything is slowly dying dude, is the nature of the Universe.

posted on 15 Jan 2016, 08:38

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 19471; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So are people, it's called aging.

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