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Tim Cook says 'no' to iPhone with larger screen, says there are too many trade-offs

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:03

So, we were all expecting an iPhone with a bigger screen this year, but it looks like this may not happen, or at least that's the impression we get from Tim Cook's statement made during the company's fiscal Q2 conference call...

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posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:33 7

7. kaliil10 (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


I want that the standard smartphone display to be 4.5 like my lovely Nokia Lumia 920.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 20:18

65. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


5" is perfect for most people.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:46

78. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


not for most. 4.3" - 4.5" is enough

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:35 6

8. wando77 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


How many ppi's is the 1080p gs4?...... Compromise in resolution my a**

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:43 2

10. omacmagic (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Sorry Mr. Cook I can't go to anything smaller than 4.7, 5" is my limit.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 03:53 5

12. calim (Posts: 40; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


The iPhone 5 display is good, very good even, but certainly not the best. There are higher quality screens of the same tech, as well as various better techs out there.
And Apple is known for saying they are, or are not, going to do something and then doing the exact opposite a few months later.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 04:08 5

15. FlushGordon (unregistered)


It's just a glorified, overhyped , overrated IPS display....duh
Its audio counterpart, BEATS, is no different

Plain marketing BS

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 04:25 5

18. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


:/ Make it 4.2 inches and i'll be happy. 4 inches is just that too small for a high-end flagship nowadays.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 04:36

20. saiki4116 (Posts: 404; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


completely agree with u..

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 16:37

59. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 526; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


I wonder if you use an iPhone at all. I was using a Galaxy Note 2 to a iPhone 5, and I have zero complain with the size of the screen at all. It's all personal choice.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 04:41

21. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Close to the best, but definitely not the best. HTC's takes the crown in that regard. I would give Apple the second place just because i am biased against Amoled's by a very close call.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 04:53 4

22. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Frankly, either he's deliberately lying or he's never tried a 5'' full HD display, because they're wonderful. I tried an xperia Z and it's not true it's too big, the large display is wonderful and the resolution is amazing. Having a full HD resolution in a 5'' display really does make a difference.
What's more, bezels have shrinked recently, so these new phones (be it samsung, sony, htc or lg) are only marginally bulkier than the previous generation. Samsung also managed to reduce the S4 size (compared to the S3) while increasing screen size...

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 05:15 5

24. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


4'3 would be better.
atleast

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 05:16 1

25. Trex95 (Posts: 1095; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


My thought about upcoming Iphone 5s\6

- 4.2 inch, 720p Retina display, 350PPI\400PPI!
- Quad core A7 chipset 1.4
- Power VR SGX 554 GPU
- IOS7
- 12 mp camera, 720p, 1.3 front facing camera
- Bigger battery 1550 MAh
- LTE

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 10:23 6

46. wando77 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Hahaha....sounds like an old android phone to me

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 17:33

60. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


You know they're used to left overs LOL

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 01:00

73. Trex95 (Posts: 1095; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


A7 beats your octa-core, snapdragon
Power VR SGX 554 GPU NO GPU till date beats it
720p Retina display going to be better than your Super Amoled 1080p with burn in effect after 6 month of use.
The 12 mp camera going to be better than even 16 mp Android camera lol.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 20:20 1

66. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


ALl the thumbs downs are from apple fanboys that know its true.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:47

79. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


If 1550 MAh is bigger battery then what will you call 3400MAh and 4000MAh batteries?

posted on 28 Apr 2013, 10:02

87. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


yea and guess what there's no NFC

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 05:49 4

27. jove39 (Posts: 1965; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Bulls**t...Apple should make 5" iPhone to remain competitive with Android running phones.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 06:51 1

29. Just.Me (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


The thing is, Apple depends on LG for its screen. Now im sure LG wants to gain more market share so i don't think they would make a "super" 5inch screen for apple when in most markets its all about the display. LG will be wise to keep that tech for itself

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 01:01

74. Trex95 (Posts: 1095; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Not any more. They have a deal with sharp now.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:02 5

30. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Then the iph will be the smallest phone. With outdated specs

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 08:31 4

38. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Hey a thin and light phone seems to be an extremely useful marketing technique, not everyone "knows" or cares about the specs in the mainstream market. Just how it looks and the experience, that's why Apple is Number 1.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 10:28 3

48. wando77 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Wasn't aware they were number 1

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:07 3

31. nickfarley08 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


This comment is directed to PhoneArena.com's online editorial dept, and the OBVIOUS Apple fanboy Ray S. Since the iphone 5 was released Apple's stock share value has dropped from around $700 to $300, although I believe it has rebounded to $400 per share as of late. However with that being said I think its still important to point out that investors and the mobile phone community at large is able to see the writting on the wall. The fact that you would even publish this article is truly amazing to me. Apple and Stevey boy once balked that he WOULD NEVER increase the size of the display on the iphone, PERIOD! Well guess what folks, not long after Steve passed away and Tim tool the helm; he knew that they had to increase the size of this display as that it had become

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:15 1

32. Aeires (unregistered)


Who is making the screens for Apple these days? Had to ask after reading his quote about them striving to create the best screens.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:17 1

33. nickfarley08 (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


necessary becuade they were losing to many sales to Samsung and HTC, and now Tim will be the undoing of Apple as Tim cook is not the manager, innovator or inspiration Steve Jobs was, his obvious disconnect with what is a clear trend in the market is just what Samsung is counting on. How can you say that a Full HD 1920×1080p 441ppi 5" screen is not a quality display...lmao....and who in thier right mind would say that is beyond me. But my true overall problem with the article is that if you go and read the original article, linked at the bottom of the story by Electronica, you will see that Ray S has clearly tried to spin the article to fit his thoughts

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 10:26 5

47. wando77 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


If Steve jobs was around it would still be 3.5"...believe it

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