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  • Why 'Bigger' iPhone 6 Could Be Bigger Business for Apple


    With Apple's iPhone 6 believed to be entering mass production next month, there's an excellent possibility that we'll soon get our first look (probably via a fuzzy, leaked image) at some or all components of the refreshed handset. However, if the rumor mill is correct, we already know what to expect - a new iPhone with a larger display than previous generations.

    Knowledgeable sources within Appleís Asian supply chain indicate that a new 4.7-inch screen version of the iPhone 6 will drop in September, writes Scott Parkhouse of NativeMobile on Tuesday morning, adding that the supersized screen could do wonders to attract longtime Android and Windows device owners - smartphone shoppers who tend to favor larger screens.

    And the latest industry data corroborates that suggestion. RBC Capital Marketsís Amit Daryanani says that "nearly 50% of consumers who plan to upgrade their phone intend to purchase an iPhone within the next three months." But - and this is a BIG but - 35% of the users who donít expect to purchase an iPhone "would do so should Apple offer a larger form factor. This is what the analyst deems "Android cannibalization with iPhone 6."

    All told, a major iPhone upgrade cycle looms on the horizon. "More than one-third of the survey participants intend to upgrade or purchase a new smartphone within the next six months," Daryanani says. "Unsurprisingly, the typical upgrade cycle remains in the 1- to 3-year range, in lock-step with the standard 2-year carrier cycle."

    Sources: NativeMobile, Barron's
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Why 'Bigger' iPhone 6 Could Be Bigger Business for Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. hopethemodworx's Avatar
      hopethemodworx -
      I wouldn't mind a slightly larger screen. I love the size of my I5 but it's a bit too skinny. I think the tiny screen size is making my vision worse as well. 4.7 would be a good increase,unlike the FAILdroid phones that are unnecessarily huge. I'll be upgrading to the iPhone 6 if in fact it will be larger. Going from a 5 to 5s wasn't a big enough upgrade for me to get one.


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    1. Striknine's Avatar
      Striknine -
      I thought Apples stance on mobile devices was the iPhone 4 was the prefect size. I remember someone from apple convincing users a larger screen wasn't good for people that use their devices with one hand due to length of ones thumb and a larger iPhone wasn't something they would consider. Most apple fans agreed when cell phones were starting to get larger that everything would have to be rewritten for a larger screen. I was surprised when the 5 came out with a little bump in screen size because apple was so against it not too long ago. Well now that Samsung's phones have been pretty popular due to size is Apple following their lead?
    1. hopethemodworx's Avatar
      hopethemodworx -
      That WAS their stance. Then Steve Jobs died. I think 5.5 would be too big but 4.7 is manageable as long as it's done in Apple design fashion.
    1. todesto's Avatar
      todesto -
      Quote Originally Posted by hopethemodworx View Post
      That WAS their stance. Then Steve Jobs died. I think 5.5 would be too big but 4.7 is manageable as long as it's done in Apple design fashion.
      Yes, 4.7 would be perfect. When I look at Galaxy Note 2 5.5 (is it?), just makes me laugh. it's too BIG! Why don't you just hold ipad mini to your ear? lol
    1. hopethemodworx's Avatar
      hopethemodworx -
      Haha yep I feel the same. My buddy has the note 3 and I just laugh at it.
    1. yohomie's Avatar
      yohomie -
      Quote Originally Posted by todesto View Post
      Yes, 4.7 would be perfect. When I look at Galaxy Note 2 5.5 (is it?), just makes me laugh. it's too BIG! Why don't you just hold ipad mini to your ear? lol
      Well, there is a big difference between iPad mini's screen size of 7.9 inches vs 5.5 inches. Second, Who puts a smartphone to their ear?
    1. hopethemodworx's Avatar
      hopethemodworx -
      I primarily bring the phone up to my ear unless I'm in the car. I must be part of the old Skool group that still does that 😂
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      All 3 of the long time windows device users might be interested in this bigger screen!


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    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by yohomie View Post
      Well, there is a big difference between iPad mini's screen size of 7.9 inches vs 5.5 inches. Second, Who puts a smartphone to their ear?
      What do you mean "who puts a smart phone to their ear?" Where would you put it? Your knee? Your left buttock? Vast majority of people I know with a smartPHONE use it as a phone ie they stick it to the side of their face and talk into it!
    1. darkcrave's Avatar
      darkcrave -
      all those white folks
    1. GnatGoSplat's Avatar
      GnatGoSplat -
      I don't like big phones. I wish they made a Mini with 4.3" screen stuffed into a body the size of the iPhone 4/4S.
      4.7" is still too huge for my taste.
    1. hopethemodworx's Avatar
      hopethemodworx -
      I used to feel the same way but I'm getting bored with the skinny 4 inch screen. If they widened it a bit is be happy. 4.3 would be a great compromise. I don't think I'll ever ditch my iPhone for a FAILdroid phone. I love using the camera.