Originally Posted by JMRouse
No, I agree a larger display would be advantageous to Apple at this point. I just can't see it happening the way that article described. My only concern about them going bigger is I don't want them to get stuck in this rat race of "bigger is better" that Android handsets have fallen into. These are phones, not mini-tablets.
Sense used to be nice in the earlier days of Android. Now that stock Android is so nice, it actually makes the experience worse. That goes for all of these skins, not just SENSE.
I think you know that Apple wouldn't follow a trend but rather decide on their own if something needs to evolve or not. The one nice thing about Android with respect to screen size is that there is something for everybody. Interestingly too, I see almost no smartphones coming out lately with screens smaller than 4". That's kinda my point with the iPhone. A larger screen (say 4") would be embraced at the start by almost everyone and would even change the minds of most of the 'it doesn't need to get any bigger' crowd. If Apple gave us a 3.5" screen this fall (I seriously doubt they will) I would be greatly disappointed.
4" just sounds like a move Apple would make. Anything bigger would really surprise me. I could see them going larger down the road but not until they can eliminate most of the bezel and make the phone thinner.
As long as Sense isn't horrible I don't think it would bother me too much. I'm more concerned about handling a 4.7" smartphone with one hand. I'll get a clear answer once it hits the market. I love the fact that Chrome Beta appears to be an excellent browser. Android really has made strides in recent years. I think the fact that the One X matches the clarity of the retina display is a HUGE factor too. I would never consider another smartphone that wasn't as clear and crisp a screen as my iPhone 4.4" iPhone mockup. 640 x 1152. 329 ppi.
Edited by blairh - 4/10/12 at 7:58pm