Next iPhone to have at least a 4" screen, says Wall Street Journal, display production starts in June
posted by Daniel P. / May 16, 2012, 6:40 AM
The production of those displays has apparently been poised to start next month, which makes sense if Apple would want to put it all together towards the end of the summer.
no less than 4". Now we've analyzed ad nauseaum how today's phones can have larger screens and still be as compact, light and durable as the ones with smaller screens of yesterday, so that's what might be going on here with Apple's 2012 iPhone.The WSJ report did not pinpoint a screen size, but the sources have mentioned it will be
Considering that Apple is very adamant that people still reach everywhere on the screen with their thumb during one-handed operation, instead of having to use two palms, a 4-incher would be the sweet spot.
Its other selling points are said to be thin metal chassis and LTE connectivity, as well as all the goodies that will come with iOS 6, like the rumored homebrew Maps software Apple is allegedly prepping for its gadgets.
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Innovation at its best.... a 4" screen.. wow....
posted on May 16, 2012, 6:54 AM 23
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Ever since i got my epic 4g touch a few months ago i have to have a minimum of 4.5"
posted on May 16, 2012, 7:01 AM 16
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Agreed,ive seen many customers who used the galaxy s2,galaxy nexus or phones with similar size screens and now they couldn't bare going back to the old tiny iphone screen. Even the 4 inch screen could be too much of a step back. Its like your 47 inch tv breaking down and you have to try use a 28 inch replacement!
posted on May 16, 2012, 8:44 AM 9
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i want exactly 4 inch
posted on May 16, 2012, 6:55 AM 6
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I laugh at iPhones now a days. Back in 2010 the size was perfect but its 2012 now... A screen size increase is obvious for the next generation iPhone. They couldn't honestly be thinking of keeping the iPhone at 3.5"... Even 4 inches is too small for most. They should consider 4.5"-4.7" if they want people to switch to the iPhone. Screen size is a big reason why people don't go with the iPhone.
posted on May 16, 2012, 7:13 AM 11
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Apple has a huge market share i don't think they are out to get people with 4.8" android phones to switch, they only need to make current iphone owners happy. my guess is that the average i phone owner does not want a 4.8" screen.
posted on May 16, 2012, 9:04 AM 7
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It better is Apple wants to stay on top.
posted on May 16, 2012, 7:17 AM 3
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"...Apple wants to stay on top." Apple already not on top.
posted on May 16, 2012, 8:17 AM 11
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I love how I get thumbed down for stating a fact, there are some really stupid people here. If anybody doesn't believe me, here is a link. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.u
posted on May 17, 2012, 4:42 PM 1
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i think the next iphone will be iPhone 4GS with same the body of iphone 4 but with 4g connectivity..
posted on May 16, 2012, 7:20 AM 4
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Apple's idea is insane. Its never anyone's priority to use the whole screen with single hand. I always use both hands while typing or dialing numbers. which is 4 times faster. So making a small screen size to make it operate with one hand makes no sense
posted on May 16, 2012, 8:19 AM 2
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It's a feature to use it one handed. If someone has to use the other hand, it means they'd have to put down their starbuckdoublemochiattolatesupershot and hipster mesenger bag to use their phone, which was already closer to their face than the drink due to the tiny screen size. If they were to use more than one hand, they'd be holding it wrong
posted on May 16, 2012, 8:34 AM 0
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Stats have shown that Apple main buyer base are preteens and teenagers,most of them have smaller hands,large screen would be unsuitable for these.
posted on May 16, 2012, 8:56 AM 0
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