Analyst says a 5-inch iPhone would be more for China than the U.S.
posted by Michael H. / Sep 06, 2013, 1:49 PM
phone sizes with the Galaxy S III (4.8-inches), Galaxy S4 (5-inches), and Galaxy Note II (5.5-inches.) But, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White says that Apple has been working on a larger iPhone since last year, and that Apple is aiming for a 5-inch display not so much to battle Samsung, but instead to make more of a dent in the Chinese and Asian markets.The general consensus is that Apple needs to combat Samsung, which has been dominating the larger
Devices of 5-inches and larger are more common in China and Asia, apparently because they are both a fashion statement, and because users would rather have one device that can cover multiple uses rather than multiple devices. Whatever the reasoning, a larger iPhone will not be part of next week's announcement, so we have to wait until next year to get the answers.
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They are late, but i cant wait to see change
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 1:54 PM 0
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I'm jumping over #2, cause he didn't read the article... Yeah, Apple is late to the party but it's still only fashionable late... They still have time to get into the 5" and phablet category, if they first "FACE" the truth... Admit that 3.5" was not right for everyone. (One size fits all)... And that Samsung is KILLING them.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 2:05 PM 3
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The reason Apple has tiny screens on the iPhone is the market in the U.S. The majority of iPhone users are women with smaller than average hands and children under 17. The small 3.5" screen is the perfect size for almost all iPhone users. The ones that want a bigger iPhone screen simply don't know that there are other phone makers out there.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 3:33 PM 4
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Funny how obese fat f* 'mericans still prefer small portion of fast-food smartphones when there's a whole world of epic large screen devices with artistic capabilities which is much better end-user experience of course than artistic look.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 4:39 PM 0
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I have never considered Apple. Give me a 4.3"-5.0" option, and I would. Why not? They are expensive, but they support their devices. But I dislike 4.0" and smaller for all touch screen. You cramped for my preference.
posted on Sep 06, 2013, 10:11 PM 0
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It's funny how they like big cars, big houses, big money, big movies, big TV, big performances, big boobs, big cock, big everything, yet they whined about phones with screens bigger than 4 inches? Obviously they have been so psycho by Apple that they can only operate their phones with one hand while the other hand is tied behind their backs. While the rest of the world move on with excellent big screen phones with HD screens, not 'retina' low ppi screens.
posted on Sep 07, 2013, 7:17 AM 1
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Because owning not 1 but several iDevices to them equals to an elevated status symbol, therefore they don't/can't grasp the concept of tech redundancy. To be clear, a 5 - 6" iPhone could probably negate the need for an iPad Mini or even the proper iPad. "We" get it, they just don't. Another example which is a rl story, my more level headed iFan friend owns an iPhone w/ a big ass top of the line Mophie batt case because he just don't see the sense in carrying an extra iPod whatever for his video/music needs and he won't lug an iPad because he get things done otg w/ his MBA 11" therefore saving himself from an MBP since he already own an iMac for that stationary/home rig purpose.
posted on Sep 07, 2013, 8:15 AM 0
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