Originally Posted by Jr Mouse
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.