How big would you like the new iPhone screen to be?

How big would you like the new iPhone screen to be?
In case you haven't noticed, the rumor mill is working at full speed the last few weeks (months?), constantly feeding us with new speculation around the upcoming iPhone 5, or however it ends up being called. One of the more persistent rumors is the one that reiterates over and over again that the new iPhone will feature a bigger display.

When the original iPhone was announced in 2007, its 3.5" screen was considered large, but this certainly isn't the situation in 2012. Today, we have many smartphones with screens much bigger than that, with some even surpassing the 5" mark. Of course, this doesn't mean that Apple absolutely has to increase the screen size of its next phone. Many of the companies manufacturing such large-screened handsets are going for a somewhat different group of users, but still, with so many indications that Apple will, in fact, unveil an iPhone with a bigger display this year (possibly as early as mid-September), we thought this is the perfect moment to ask you to share your position on this society-disturbing question - how big would you like the new iPhone screen to be?

Feel free to choose one of our predefined answers below! If you can't relate to any of these answers, however, you can always take it to the comments and speak your mind.

How big would you like the new iPhone screen to be?

3.5 inches
2.35%
3.7 inches
1.66%
4.0 inches
24.51%
4.3 inches
33.09%
4.5 inches
27.04%
5.0 inches
6.03%
Bigger than 5 inches!
5.31%

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73 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

If you think that iphone is going to be more than 5inch... im sorry to say that you are nothing but a retarded fanboy... I vote 3.5inch...

15. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

voting 3.5 inch also makes you a retarded fanboy...

17. wendygarett unregistered

Just be prudence :P

46. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

I think it will retain the same screen width as the current 4S but will be elongated to approach the more Nokia like 16:9 dimension. I'm sure Apple will announce a 16:9 patent soon, as well.

54. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I'm pretty sure she's old enough to know what she likes. There's nothing wrong with wanting a 3.5 inch screen. 3.5 to 4.0 is good for me

23. vickysame

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

seriously dude you are out of the fanclub. 3.5 inch so old fashioned. alteast now wake up.

24. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

But isn't 3.5 inches the "iconic" Apple look that EVERYONE is copying, as per Apple? wendygarett is right! lol +1

27. wendygarett unregistered

Actually, I was hoping it to be 4inch too :)

43. Asasindude26

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

Yeah apple wont go past 4'' and even that is a big difference. In my opinion the new iphone will have a 3,7'' display with some new cool feature :) But I've never owned and never want to own an iphone so I dont really care. I'm sticking with my (for iphone users) MASSIVE Gnex and S3 :D

65. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Same discussion from last year...huh? Gonna tell us again how 4" won't fit in a pocket? For years now apple users have thought we buy special jeans. Sigh. WHEN it is exactly the same size....AGAIN....we will hear how "perfect" the size is and retina display blah, blah, blah. Maybe you luck out and get 4g. Shrug. Only two years behind the tech. Enjoy!

47. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Fanboys wouldn't want a 5" display or 4" display. They'd argue that 3.5" is all you need, and they'd be adamant about it until Apple made a 4" display for the iPhone and then they'd jump on that bandwagon. C'mon now...

56. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

If you take break from yapping for a moment and think, you'll realize that if the Apple releases a 4inch smartphone, then 4 inches would be the smallest screen in any top smartphone being sold. So unless current Apple users wants to use an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S for the rest of their life, they'd be forced to have a phone over 4 inches whether they decide to buy Android or Apple. There is no bandwagon jumping, right?

2. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

4 inches is the biggest form factor i can imagine without loosing one-hand control ability. and the iPhone's great ergonomics. With more than 4.3 inches Apple would just turn into a mainstream specs-obsessed manufacturer like everyone else.

4. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

or maybe manufacturers listen to what people want, rather than restricting everything to the manufactures way. 4.3 is still to small for me. 4.6-4.8 range is where its at.

22. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

That is a really dumb comment. If 4.6 to 4.8" is where it's at, then Apple would have had a hard time selling it's 3.5" iPhones. Based on the recent earnings news, millions of iPhones are still being sold.

26. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

That is why Apple is currently paling to the Galaxy S3 in sales? And the Droid Razr on Verizon? People, realize that there is something called ERGONOMICS. The Galaxy S3 has a 4.8 inch screen but the ERGONOMICS make it very easily to hold and operate with one hand -- tapered edges and reduced bezel. Boxy phones = bad ergonomics, but that is virtually undetectable on Apple's miniature child play-thing errr... iPhone 4S. Obviously, Apple will call their new 4 inch phone revolutionary. And yes people, it will be 4 inches, there are no other logical increases.

31. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

It's not paling...it's pent up demand. The Droid Razr failed to steal iPhone sales. In the latest quarter at Verizon, there were about 2.7 million iPhones sold.

66. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

> What are you saying again? I am repeating myself that ObjectivismFTW likes to make dumb comments. The first 4 and last articles are based on estimates or forecasts. That is to say ObjectivismFTW like to believe in FICTION and not in FACTS. Here are the FACTS, Verizon sold 5.9 million smartphones in Q2:2012. Of that amount 2.7 million were iPhones. That number is up from 2.3 million from the year-earlier period, or year-over-year basis. Verizon sold 2.9 million droid smartphones but only 2.5 million were 4G LTE meaning the Analysts were WRONG. LMAO at ObjectivismFTW Source:http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57475196-94/verizon-sells-2.7m-iphones-2.9m-droids-in-q2/?tag=mncol;cnetRiver

70. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Well so far you proved me wrong on one thing: the iP4s didn't outsell the Razr at Verizon, which wasn't such a correction, because the previous Quarter had completely different outcome. Considering the fact that you didn't know "paling" had more than one definition, amongst other things, I'd say at this point, we are about equal (not really, considering one is a common word in the english language, and should be common sense) Anyway, I never argued that the GS3 outsold in Verizon, but that's it's sales figues are becoming shrinking because of the GS3 release. It's obviously going to take a bit more time to phase the general public out of the Apple spell, but Galaxy is helping to stimulate the process. EDIT: Furthermore, a larger market share is now held by Android devices. We can see the Apple machine slowing down, obviously the iP5 will re-vitalize that process a bit, but if customers are smart enough to buy the best handset, which, when looking at the likelihoods, will most likely still be in the Android camp, even after the iP5 release. Sure, there is some subjectivity in there, but Apple products are not that hard to decode before their release. We basically knew what the new iPad would be weeks before it's release, same with the iPhone 4, and the 4S, excluding Siri of course, which has turned out to be mostly a gimmick. It's hard to believe that iP5 will be Apple's Ace-In-The-Whole, considering that the phone will be bottle-necked by the sluggish, inflexible operating system. Apple will have to pull humungous bunnyhop here, the last thing they truly "surprised" us with was the iP4, with Retina, but since then, there has been no real innovation that we didn't already expect, and categorized as a necessary improvement (i.e "Retina" on iPad, MacPro, iP4s A5, and iOS 6 was a catch-up attempt, albeit, a failed one.

36. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Apple is currently pailing because everyone brought the phone last year. It's not like the 4s just came out a month ago too

39. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

The Galaxy S3 currently holds the record for most pre-orders, so relatively, the GS3 sold more during the time frame.

55. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

carrier pre-orders......not consumer pre-orders. major difference

57. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

That doesn't change anything, considering that most of the carriers had delayed their releases due to customer demand overwhelming the supply. I'll post articles about that if you wish. And what is posted is not about carrier pre-orders http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2148123/Samsung-Galaxy-S3-release-date-Pre-orders-hit-9m-beating-iPhone-4s-4m.html http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/vodafone-samsung-galaxy-s3-is-most-pre-ordered-android-device-to-date-1081515 ________________________________

68. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

ObjectivismFTW, I read both articles and it's clear you are missing the key point. 1) The articles talks about "worldwide" orders. Apple launches its iPhone in stages, i.e. it launches in different markets over time. 2) The iPhone 4S had one million pre-orders within a 24-hour period beating the previous 600,000 for the iPhone 4. Neither article gave a timeframe for the Samsung S3. 3) I looked the word up "paling" that you used earlier and you used it incorrectly. Paling: "a fence of pales or pickets" source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paling

69. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

1) I know.. but then again.. so does the Galaxy S3..? The iPhone 4S released in many more markets on it's first day of availability than the GS3, which didn't even release in the US on it's first day of availability. 2) Nobody gives a clear answer as to how many phones were pre-ordered in the first 24-hours, but Wiki says the iP4s sold 4 million in the first 3 days.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_4S The daily mail article I put up clearly states : "When the phone arrives, it will instantly become the fastest selling gadget in history, beating out the iPhone 4S's four million units sold in three days" 3)http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paling 4th definition - faint or feeble; lacking vigor: a pale protest........................................... really...

72. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

the links you provided actually doesn't really help you much. "The carriers will have pre-allocated the majority of this stock to customers, with a surplus to act as a 'buffer' in case demand exceeds their supply." This proves that these were carrier and not consumer pre-orders. Additionally the writer states that a surplus was ordered. Also, keep in mind that the 9 million pre-orders were also for in-store SGSIII. In order for it to be really 9 million consumer, they'd have to sell out of their in store stock EVERYWHERE. UK's Orange says "The Samsung S3 is proving hugely popular and we've seen a great deal of interest from customers" --- I don't know about you but this doesn't sound like they've sold-out; that's a pretty underhwleming statement.

67. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

It's called stuffing the channel. Do you even know what that means?

53. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Pretty sure that tiny screen isn't their main selling point...

58. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I never said it was #1, but, really, looking at it, it will most likely become one of the primary selling points. We know how Apple is with aesthetics, screens especially,which isn't a bad thing, considering the iPhone is in dire need of a aesthetic refresh.

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