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Apple testing 6" iPhones?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TBO, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I saw that this AM. They go 6", I go home. Won't do it. If they want to do that, they'll lose a good amount of their base, which means more lost market share or coming out with 3-4 different models.
     

  3. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    I don't think they'd offer only a giant size.

    Jmho

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  4. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I'd be into a 5-5.5".
     
  5. itstime

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    I could go bigger than 3.5 but that's too big.
     
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    The women of GT need to chime in on this topic if size truly does matter...
     
  7. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Saint jobs must be rolling in his grave at such blasphemy!


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  8. ray9898

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    6" isn't a phone, that is a tablet in my book.
     
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  10. 686Owner

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    As large as 6".

    6" is too big for me. Honestly, it' huge now. I hate stuff in my pockets. I take it out of my pocket when I'm home.
     
  11. PBCounty

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    A certain segment will go for it. Big is in right now and phones are becoming more of a status symbol than a car (again...in a certain demo I see around town).
     
  12. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    Longer term I think 6in. is about right for a guy/gal looking for a one item phone/tab/almost computer. The holy grail is one item that solves multiple problems. A screen that's often just big enough. A form factor that's just small enough for a pocket.

    I'm in.
     
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    4.7 is the sweet spot for me.
     
  15. Gregg702

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    Any bigger than that and you would have to wear it in a phone holster, which would kill it for me.
     
  16. gwalchmai

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    I have enough trouble fitting my iPhone 5 in my pocket. Unless bib overalls come back in style I can't see anything bigger.
     
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    Apple has beta products of a lot of stuff that never gets released. I'd imagine they've had larger screen phones in one fashion or another for quite a while now. Eventually they will release one, they are losing more and more sales every year by sticking with the smaller screen. Big screens are what's popular right now. Apple is getting by on the desirability of the OS and people who buy Apple as a status/social symbol.

    Whenever they do introduce one I'd imagine it will be as a multiple device strategy. They have a following of people who prefer the smaller screen size. Personally 4" is as big as I want to go. For me one handed use is very important. I used a Galaxy Nexus for a couple of weeks and it was to large, I like the smaller screen. I have an iPad Mini for media consumption, my phone is for mobile use and for that I want a smaller size.
     
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    My guess is that they are creating a diversion to keep leaks from occurring on the new iWatch that I'm guessing that they will reveal Sept 10th.
     
  19. DaleGribble

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    I'd go for it. I left the iPhone for an HTC Thunderbolt due to screen size. Then went with the SIII and have regretted not getting the NoteII, which for me, is just the right size. I use my phone as a tablet more than as a phone so I want a lot of real estate.

    I don't do the whole status symbol thing. I dress like an old surfer most of the time so i could give a **** about status. I just like a big phone.
     
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