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

How big do you think will the iPhone 7's display be?
By now we've heard a lot of rumors about the upcoming iPhone 7, including tips that it may have a slimmer chassis, thanks to doing away with the oldie audio jack. This implies a pretty significant chassis redesign, as each and every smartphone we've seen so far has had the regular round jack. Would that redesign include enlarging the screen size too, though?

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.

Moreover, recently we had a reputed analyst saying that Apple could introduce changes to its circular home key that may be iconic, but takes quite a lot of valuable space in the front. Could Apple try to shoot for a better screen-to-body ratio and/or a larger screen with the iPhone 7 then? If so, what do you think would that screen size be? Take your pick from the poll range, and tell us the exact diagonal you predict in the comments below.

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

Again 4.7 inches
50.9%
4.8-5.2 inches
39.14%
More than 5.2 inches
9.96%

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iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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46 Comments

1. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

They're going to try to reduce the bezels probably, but I think they should keep the screen size the same.

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@ InsertUsernameHere (Weird I.D BTW) Totally agree with you... 4.7" Display is the holy grail as far as smartphone display goes... I put my phone in my front chest pocket, and needless to say, one can't shove a 6.0" Display totting smartphone in there, trust me...! So, I myself think that they should stick with 4.7"... But will they? That's a Million $ question, but chances are good...

28. sgodsell

Posts: 7212; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The thing is if Apple puts out another low resolution HD display again, and if people buy this device again. Then Apple deserves to fleece its customers. No other flagship device has offered a HD display in years. Yet Apple charges a flagship price for a 1334x750 display. This is a joke. There is no excuse for such a low resolution display, especially when other OEMs have had higher resolution displays on devices with 4.7" - 5.2". I think Apple has kept this low resolution so they can brag to everyone with benchmarks. See everyone how fast are iPhone is. Try putting a Quad HD display on there, and then get back to us with those benchmarks again.

29. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I tend to think that many people couldn't care less about having Quad HD on a 4.7" screen, it's pointless - and like you say it needs more processing (and larger files). It's just for bragging rights so a company that seems to focus on optimisation rather than headline figures for sales probably doesn't want it. Nothing to do with Apple fleecing anyone. Perhaps those always chasing on-paper specs are the real sheep...

41. AlikMalix unregistered

I do t think anyone gives a hoot about display on devices. As long as it's not pixelated like it was pre-retina on all devices.

27. rubyonrails3

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Yes I don't have any complaint for even there 750p display, it feels like 1080p, I've seen so many displays and iPhone display feels really top class even it have 750p..

36. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple displays are very good, but if you can't see the difference between 750p and 1080p at the same size, you don't have good eyesight.

45. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

How are Apple displays "very good"? The LCD has very uneven backlighting and pressure points from the back plate, blacks are grey because of the backlight, and the motion resolution is very poor. With motion blur, it makes a lower-res display look even worse when here's motion. AMOLED pixel response time is far faster than the IPS displays on the iPhone and other devices.

39. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 673; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

It should be 5 inches but I think it will be 4,7".

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

4.0"...! Ah! Say goodbye to the good ol' day, they're never coming back...

20. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Let's hope that 6c will become a reality with 2 gigs of RAM

3. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

4.7 inches

4. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

4.8, because that worked perfectly well for Samsung S3.

5. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

PA you are writing about the phone which will be released after 7,8 months Why only iPhone? What about m10,note 6,G5?

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@ABDULGHAFOOR Well, BECAUSE SAMSUNG GALAXYS ARE PATHETIC POOL OF POOP!!! Sarcasm aside, I'm afraid, You know the answer to your question, my liege... There's no debate that iPhone is the most hyped & anticipated phone in the world... Whereas only tech savvy gents care about Sammy's Galaxy S Series & Note Series... My brother, who don't give a rat's buttocks what phone he's using raises his ears like a bunny when he hears about a new iPhone being launched! Perhaps, Samsung will get the same spotlight if it launch just one smartphone per year... Think about it, lad.

11. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

Bro in my opinion, iphones are just status symbol. Every kid wants to have a iphone or ipad to show off to his/her friends I own a note 5, and i think its the best smartphone I used iphone 6s plus too,but didn't liked it

16. Raito

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Of course that's your opinion,i'm using iPhone 6 (bought it with my hard earned money) because i like the UI,the stability,and so on,not because it's status symbol,and btw I'm on my 4 years using Android,n my current Android phone are HTC One M7 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3,

21. Unordinary unregistered

They have to use the status symbol excuse to justify the fact that more people love the iPhone than Samsungs struggling brand loyalty smartphones. The Galaxy phones are amazing phones. Don't get me wrong. I'll be purchasing an S7 (idk what it'll have but I'll be getting one because I know it'll be great). The question is, will I dump it next year around like I did with the S3? Probably.

30. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Exactly. I went from an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 6, not because it's a status symbol - I actually wanted to change to Android for the easier file system and not being tied to iTunes, I tried a few phones out (Samsung/HTC) and just didn't like them as much so stuck with Apple. Simple as that. God forbid anyone actually make a personal choice though, if you buy Apple you can only be a mindless sheep yet if you buy Android you're some kind of tech genius according to most here. Riiiiight... Couldn't care less about any "status symbol" bollocks, it's a phone - those who say that seem to have a real chip on their shoulders about something.

22. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Dude, those days when iPhone was considered a status symbol are long gone. People just like them, screen is nice, camera is nice, UI is pretty and fast, design and built quality are top notch. Why is it so hard to comprehend that people buy them because they know what to expect and they don't need 2 ganzillion pixels on screen and fastest storage. If people can afford them then they will buy them, it's not that those people are stupid, they like iPhones, end of story

31. sissy246

Posts: 7074; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You are wrong, to a lot of people it is a status symbol with the young people 12 year old son to about 30 years old.

32. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

I'm not saying, that iPhone users are sheeps or dumbs, although, I sweared, that I won't buy an Apple/iOS product again (after I bought an iPad Air over a Samsung Tab S 10.5) because of the ecosystem, but I understand, that someone likes that. But I can't agree with your statement, that iPhones aren't considered as a status symbol any more. Yes, maybe in the USA. But everywhere else it still is a status symbol. For example I bought a Meizu Pro 5. My friend (iPhone 5S user) looked at it and asked: 'Wow, finally you bought an iPhone?' And when I said, that no, it's a Meizu, then he was like 'Aaah, I seeeee, and what is that, a brick manufacturer, or what?' And when I unlocked the phone with the fingerprint sensor he was amazed, because he didn't even know, that there is such thing on a non-iPhone... And I am living an European country, which isn't (too much) lagging behind the latest trends and you can see a lot of other flagships (Samsungs, Huaweis, Sonys, and so on) with fingerprint sensor. So here is your 'no one gives a f*ck wether it's an iPhone or not'... (And I am not saying this, because I felt insulted or something, I like my phone and would buy it over an iPhone without hesitation again)

40. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Hahaha, exactly! Never has there been a phone where case makers have been so intent and so dead-set on making a company's logo visible. Every case makers makes it his business to make cutouts for that d*mn apple! It's hilarious!

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Look like they just want to fill their "Apple article" quota.. just like 5 article about apple each day, (doesnt matter if its totally random/ rumour/ pool/ tiny change/ how to) just like old saying: 5 Apple a day, keep the troll away

6. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

6 size is perfect. If they can improve STBR and keep same size than 5" er would be perfect. However it's just a dream.

8. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

5-5.2 inch.

10. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

jobs is upset bout that

12. acruzlu unregistered

Why would they change the size of the standard iPhone?

13. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

5.5" and 6" for +

14. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Please dont go any bigger.

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