Wall Streeter says Apple has made a final decision to use a 4.8 inch screen on the Apple iPhone 6
0. phoneArena 22 Jan 2014, 13:54 posted on
Timothy Arcuri, an analyst with Cowen and Company, says that Apple has come to a final decision regarding the screen size of the next-gen iPhone. According to Arcuri, the Apple iPhone 6 will feature a 4.8 inch screen, up from the 4 inch glass currently employed by Apple on its flagship models. The analyst reached this figure after doing some checks of Apple's supply chain...
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74. Slammer (Posts: 929; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Your comment lacks some merit and is the quintessential form of reciting marketing propoganda verbatim.
A good percentage of people still use and want removable SD Cards for personal and business reasons. Not having to rely on cloud services and its cost, allows the consumer far more control in maintaining balanced structure for a high end device.
In short, your expensive device should allow the consumer more freedom to augment and customize to taste. Not be rendered in complete control of the manufacturer. People need to quit listening to Apple's 37 year old ways of trying to control every aspect of consumer's the device. We are losing more and more of a control advantage. There is no valid reason that we shouldn't be able to purchase a product and add memory as needed. The product we pay good money for should be able to grow with us; not be tossed away when it no longer fan function at our level.
These are modern day computational devices. They should be treated the same way as the old PCs. Retrofits and upgrade capability. You younger generation are killing off the most important features of consumer advocacy. Control.
15. E34V8 (Posts: 52; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
But how come? Wasn't 3.5" (later 4") the perfect size for a phone, not like all those silly Android phones and their 5" full HD screens ?
I'm confused. Is 4.8" the new 3.5"? :)
17. brrunopt (Posts: 396; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
if apple makes it, yes .. and will be amazing, magical and revolutionary...
80. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
well, it is kind of like SIMON SAYS - if APPLE says, the iZombies will purchase it. These people call every year wanting to upgrade to the next iphone, and they are on a two year contract - luckily, now, that has changed with the new options.
20. androiphone20 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
LOL, now the ihaters won't be using the "you've got a small display" line anymore.
23. livyatan (Posts: 649; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Apple taking cues from SAMSUNG who was the pioneer with 4.8'' diagonal on the S3..bravely going into unmarked territory from the 4.3" standard!
30. androiphone20 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
more like taking cues from what the consumer wants ;)
67. sgogeta4 (Posts: 391; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
Apple doesn't give a crap what the consumers want.
34. androiphone20 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
btw the Apple Newton was 6", just saying
36. Commentator (Posts: 2293; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Not to mention that the S3 wasn't the first major flagship with a diagonal above 4.3".
46. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Well Samsungs taken plenty of cues from apple, they owe em a few. Ya dig?
39. Mian.Shahzad (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
and this will 4.6 inch tall and 2 inces wide :p
52. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I think 4.8 is big enough bucky, but apple will make the phone very comfy to hold. You know they do it right.
58. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 470; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
And if it isn't comfy to hold.... you're holding it wrong ;)
65. phonearenaviewer (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
I have had iPhone 4 and 5. First Apple products I have ever owned. Since I have an iPad and mac Mini. Apple makes great products. I also have a Moto X and like the screen size better as it's easier for my aging eyes to view. Apple should make different sized phones for all. What I also have noticed the last year women, who used to always be iPhone are now using larger screened phones like Galaxy's. I think Apple has to change to the changing demographics of cell phone users.
76. Suo.Eno (Posts: 127; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)
There's some semblance of logic to this analyst's conjecture though, Apple being cautious the way they do wouldn't wanna risk another cannibalization to their iPad Mini pie by ways of having a 5.7" iPhone to the lineup.
That being said it's a pity if this is true. I'm actually more intrigued about Apple going head to head to Samsung's Note 3 w/ a 5.7" + stylus.
78. salaal (Posts: 65; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
I was thinking a 4.4" :/ , a 1250X704 resolution to make it 326 PPi if they make a 4.4" screen a bit wider a bit taller 2.31-2.35(?) 4 .87"-5.0" 8MP with OIS and other advancements dual core 1.6GHz (highly optimized cortex A57 64 bit)with 2GB ram of LPDDR4 next gen power vr GPU iOS 8 a 2000 mAh battery other features of the phone, and upgrading from an iPad mini! An upgrade from a a5 processor to a a8 processor would be awesome! I think the iPhone 5C successor would go upto 4.8" and the 6 successor should go upto 4.4":)