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Wall Streeter says Apple has made a final decision to use a 4.8 inch screen on the Apple iPhone 6

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Jan 2014, 13:54

Timothy Arcuri, an analyst with Cowen and Company, says that Apple has come to a final decision regarding the screen size of the next-gen iPhone. According to Arcuri, the Apple iPhone 6 will feature a 4.8 inch screen, up from the 4 inch glass currently employed by Apple on its flagship models. The analyst reached this figure after doing some checks of Apple's supply chain...

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posted on 22 Jan 2014, 13:59 2

1. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

Not sure why this is wallstreet news that an analyst gets involved in. Just a boost to pump up the stock, maybe! seems like the iphone will get a little bigger now.

Anouther day, Anouther iphone.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 19:04 1

62. Bozzor (Posts: 191; Member since: 02 May 2012)

The iPhone is a phenomenon that generates something like $50 billion in annual sales alone; that is more revenue than produced by companies such as Dupont, Oracle and News Corp in their entirety. Even small changes to it could generates billions in cash flow changes. Naturally, many Wall Street's top analysts keep a close eye on it, rumours of design specs, supply chain orders etc.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 05:51

75. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

i hope this is true, and it needs to be 1080p to compete with other android devices, if it was 4.8" 1080p i'm in :)

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:09 3

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I hope this rumor is true. Champaign Gold iPhone 6!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:44 1

28. bibekpachhai (unregistered)

I'm waiting for that to upgrade! IPhone 5s is a small screen for me!

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:39

51. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

+1 greeny from me dude... All Apple have to do now is sell rubber thumbs extensions, with a bitten apple logo on it, sorta like a conehead for the thumb.... People would certainly gobble that up for their one-handed use again, i'm sure of it... I'm drawing up a patent for this, at this very moment.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 03:37

73. jcdz89 (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)

Finally.... now all ilovers will say bigger is better,who needs tiny toys..

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:12 8

3. DOUBLE_BASS (Posts: 48; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)

Who said that all people wants that? I have moved from samsung endless $hitty galaxies to the iphone 5 and i am loving it. I think its size is perfect, i will use my ipad or my laptop if i wanted a bigger screen.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:24 7

7. buccob (Posts: 2740; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Did you missed the recent Poll: How Big is big enough?
What most people want is a 4.5~4.99" screen...

So... next year you will be able to choose a big iPhone and the current iPhone 5S... and the lowend 5C

I will stay with a 4.3" Z1 Compact in the meantime

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:08 5

48. Sauce (unregistered)

Poll......on phonearena...where everyone will do whatever they can do spoil apples name

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 19:30 4

64. buccob (Posts: 2740; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

The poll had nothing to do with Apple, not even other brands... Just asking what phone size would be ideal to users, just that...

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 00:08 3

71. Sauce (unregistered)

We all know Apple does not have a large screen and we all know that is what a large majority of this community on this site pokes at. Lol.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 06:29 2

77. buccob (Posts: 2740; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

What if I tell you, most people actually want a slightly bigger screen...

Ok dude, you're right, poor Apple... We don't give them a break....

I don't know what you complain about... Most authors here are Apple fans, and you get to read news about Apple cases, Apple ads, Apple patents, Apple farts...

Yes, most commenters are android fans... And yes a lot are annoying and immature, but that goes both ways...

Finally if you don't want to deal with either one of those, stay on the half of the page you like...

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:54 4

13. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)

I couldn't imagine moving from the 5" screen I currently use to a 4" screen. That seems bass ackward.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:52

31. buccob (Posts: 2740; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Well... after getting rob of my Galaxy S3 I bougth the Xperia Acro S I am currently using... and yes it felt like a step back in terms of screen size... But I never felt as confortable with the size of the S3 for that matter as I do with the Acro S... that is why I will stay at 4.3" with the Z1C for now...

If they come up with a waterproof design like the ZL or at least like ZR but with next gen specs I will jump back to a bigger screen

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:19 1

49. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)

Once you get use to all that screen real estate it's hard to step back. My phone from a couple of years ago (which I still have) is 4.3" and it seems too small now. That's why I won't purchase the Note. I know once I get use to that screen I won't be able to use anything smaller.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 22:17

68. hurrycanger (Posts: 1626; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

I jumped from 2.8" to 4", then to 4.7", and 3 months ago to 6.3"
I'm gonna say every size is good (except for anything over 6" with huge bezels). The display size is just preference, and how well the phone fits in one hand depends on how much you are willing to learn to manage it. Now I can use the Mega 6.3 with only one hand most of the time. I like to switch back to my old phone once in a while, and it really feels like a step back (a big one) every time I do.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:11

18. stealthd (unregistered)

We don't know that they're abandoning the 4" form factor. They could be doing roughly the same iphone specs in multiple screen sizes.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 22:21

69. hurrycanger (Posts: 1626; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Agree to that. The ~4" size will have to be available still because it has been a reason many people stick with the iPhone. It will piss off a lot of both Apple fans and average iPhone users if the smallest upcoming iPhone is 4.8".

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:15 3

4. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)

Still stuck on that "one hand operation" bit. Even pictures of their own engineers show them using two hands to access things on their phone, which is only 4" at the moment.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:40

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Moto X can be used with one hand yet it has a 4.7" screen.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:07 1

16. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


posted on 22 Jan 2014, 15:44 3

29. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)

One hand operation shouldn't be a major factor in determining screen sizes. The second you impose that restriction, you limit yourself to a lot of capabilities that are suddenly out of reach.

Let's face it, this whole "one hand operation" was nothing more than Jobs defending 3.5" screens as being the perfect size. It was nonsense then and even more today. If Apple adapts larger screens, kudos for Tim Cook being a bigger person and not relying on lame excuses to hold them back.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 16:28 9

41. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

I agree with this. I've been saying the same thing ever since he mentioned it. Just like every other hyped up marketing jargon by Apple. For 37 years, Apple has been imposing marketing scheme after scheme to get people interested in it. Only after this generation falls prey to Steve Jobs' marketing prowness, does Apple do well in baiting consumers with the proverbial carrot dangling.

Example: For the last two years, a couple of my colleagues have wished for a larger screen such as a 4.7 or larger. Yet, neither one will switch even thought they are upset that Apple has not issued their wishes during this time. When I ask why they make the sacrifices while Apple doesn't make any, they have no reply. They just look at me as if they have no clue. The ones that have switched, vow never to return.

This is why Apple has become very rich and powerful while holding a very small marketshare. Offer less and charge more. It really is that simple. Uncle new someone that worked for Apple. After he retired, he came clean and said that "Apple's goal was to make profits off of ignorance. Consumers don't know what they want so Apple will convince them." Our generation didn't buy into the hype. Today we pay good money for our products over a two year term, we should expect the product to evolve much quicker with trend. Not leave us wanting more with no results.

John B.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 19:51

79. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Which is why I will never use an iphone - overpriced products - I wonder if the prices will increase due to the screen size of these new iphones...so glad I have a Nexus 5 - rooted, bootloader unlocked, replaced the kernel with one that gives me 2-4 days of battery life, depending on my usage as some days I hardly use a phone, if I am at home.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 16:40

42. bigstrudel (Posts: 530; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

Moto X can be used one-handed but its not even close to as comfortable. The width increase from the iPhone 5 to Moto X is 7mm. Thats a big jump. Pretty close to going from an S4 to a Note 3 in terms of width.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 17:28 2

50. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

The width may be wider, but the edges taper down the curved back and it fits your hand much more comfortablt than the boxy iPhone.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:15 7

5. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

If this rumour is true, what will Alan, Michael, Victor and Ray S now say about iPhone's "PERFECT" 4-inch screen; they have been quoted in the past as saying anything above 4 inches is unnecessary, too big and dumb!!????

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 14:20 1

6. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 845; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

And car companies used to think that anything above 40mph was stupid and unnecessary. Times change, opinions change, and ideas change.

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 21:17

66. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

Please are still stupid.

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