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post #331 of 1074
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post #332 of 1074
Yeah, no one really knows anything at this point. It's too early even for legitimate part leaks to hit the web. It's all rumors right now.

I do suspect they will go larger with the screen. Something around 4.4 to 4.5 inches, with a decreased bezel around the screen to minimize the phone itself getting larger. The interesting question will be if they will introduce more then one screen size or not. Some rumors have pointed towards a "phablet" iPhone (5"+) hitting the market too, but I have my doubts they will go there.

The other rumor floating around is it will be much thinner then the iPhone 5. This IMO is a mistake. The iPhone 5 is thin enough and I would rather them keep around the same thickness and add a larger battery, then continue this absurd horse-race to make the thinnest phone on the market. At some point they stop being comfortable to hold when they get too thin. Never-mind the fact that you are also fighting against your camera optics too.
post #333 of 1074
Latest rumors indicate the 6 dropping with a 4.7" screen, narrower bezels, and thinner build. Battery life I bet will be around the same as the current 5s', if not slightly better (around a 10-15% boost).

Phablet is rumored to come out, but not until next year due to production issues.

New Apple TV should be dropping this year, too, with motion sensing capabilities. Apple purchased the company that developed the kinect for the Xbox One. It sucks so bad on the Xbox, but if Apple gets it right with the new Apple TV, massive win.
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Latest rumors indicate the 6 dropping with a 4.7" screen, narrower bezels, and thinner build. Battery life I bet will be around the same as the current 5s', if not slightly better (around a 10-15% boost).

I bet if you polled most iPhone 5S owners and asked if they would rather see the iPhone 6 be thinner or have Apple keep the current thickness with a much improved battery life, the battery would win by a mile. Maybe I will feel differently if these rumors prove to be true and the device feels fantastic in your hands, but I honestly don't think progressing further down this path makes sense.
post #335 of 1074
yeah and apple clearly always polls their users for features users want
post #336 of 1074
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I bet if you polled most iPhone 5S owners and asked if they would rather see the iPhone 6 be thinner or have Apple keep the current thickness with a much improved battery life, the battery would win by a mile. Maybe I will feel differently if these rumors prove to be true and the device feels fantastic in your hands, but I honestly don't think progressing further down this path makes sense.

I think it'd be mixed.

People were initially angry that the 5 was lighter, saying that the heft and weight of the older iphones felt better in their hands. And that's how everyone reacts to 'radical' changes to the iPhones -- they initially hate it, then come to appreciate it and then like it.

I like the idea of a thinner, lighter iPhone 6, as long as battery life doesn't decrease. Could Apple keep similar dimensions and improve battery life? Absolutely. But that's not Apple's style, especially when it comes to a new flagship model. They're in the business of impressing consumers through design first and then functionality, so it makes sense that they'd opt to wow people through a slimmer form factor and not 'dramatically increased battery life.'

I trust that they're making the right decision.
post #337 of 1074
I'd argue that Apple generally balances form and function. The Macbook Air is a great example of this.

Like I said, we really don't know anything yet. What I can tell you is my iPhone 5 doesn't feel all that comfortable in my hands unless I have a case on it. The thinness of the phone is a factor in this. Would a phone larger in the other areas negate this? Maybe, but i'm really thinking we are approaching the point of diminishing returns even from an industrial design standpoint.

Keep in mind it's not just the battery that stands to be improved by not going much thinner. As I pointed out before, it could impact the camera optics.

Still it will be interesting to see how this all plays out. I agree with the prior post that I am much more interested in where they are going with iOS 8 then the hardware.
post #338 of 1074

I like the idea of a thinner iPhone that with a case will be the same size as a 5. 

post #339 of 1074
I want more battery life and a bigger screen. Meanwhile Apple needs a cheaper, smaller unit for global markets. It makes sense for them to expand the form factor range.
post #340 of 1074
Looks like the iPhone 6 could be as thin as the current iPod touch:
post #341 of 1074

Why is iStat discontinued?!?!?!

post #342 of 1074
I've had my iPhone 5 since launch day, and have never once had a desire for a larger screen. I have a desire for better battery life just about every single day.
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post #344 of 1074
How ironic. The larger screen would give you a larger form factor; and therefore a larger battery would be available.
post #345 of 1074
But if it's slimmer, the overall capacity of the battery could be lower.

Also, a bigger screen = higher power consumption.

I welcome a larger iPhone, both because I've had an Android before and appreciated the larger screen size and also because I think it will sell like hot cakes and boost my AAPL shares smile.gif.
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