To date, Apple's biggest shift in screen size has been from 3.7-inches to 4. Will the next generation iPhone see an even bigger increase to 4.8-inches? One industry analyst says its an almost certainty.
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Would you want an iPhone with a 4.8-inch display?


The iPhone 5S hasn’t event been on shelves for the better part of a month and already rumors are swirling about Apple’s followup. Industry buzz since before the launch of Apple’s latest smartphone models has indicated that the company could bump up the display size of their 2014 flagship, but what exactly might that entail?

According to analyst Peter Misek, Apple will make the most drastic change to their handset hardware to date and offer an iPhone 6 with a 4.8-inch display. Apple has only changed screen size once since the iPhone launched in 2007, and that was a relatively minor increase from 3.7-inches to the 4.0-inch display of the iPhone 5 series.

There is no denying that smartphones with large displays have become a hot item. In fact, Apple is more or less the only handset manufacturer still producing a high-end smartphone with a display in the 4-inch size range. The Samsungs and HTCs of the world have been content with display surpassing 4.5-inches for the past several design cycles.

Is the world ready for a bigger iPhone? External pressures seem to be pushing things that way, so the move would not be unprecedented. But it would be surprising, to say the least. A big shift for a company that from the onset stood by the belief that consumers would not want a bigger display. Does that sentiment still ring true? Would you want an iPhone with a 4.8-inch display?

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  • Mark Wheeler

    4.8 would be my max but yeah I’d buy it

  • Yes! This would push me so far over the edge on my decision to buy one that I wouldn’t be able to come back.

    • Damon Nevils

      No Quentyn, say it ain’t so……

      Really, the one thing keeping me away from apple has been screen size, abigger screen plus the newer features would have me running to iphone assuming I don’t fall in love with the Nokia 929. (Windows phone Lover)

    • Renkman

      Looking forward to it

    • Xennex1170

      They didn’t mention the dimensions so it would be disappointing to see the width stay the same again. You’ll end up with a literal ‘stick’ phone.. 😛

  • Scrotum Repair

    No. We iFans need it small for our small, girlish hands.

  • James Rogers

    I’m fine with up 4.7 or 8, as long as the phone still sits well in the hand. The Lumia 1020 was comfortable enough, and the Moto X has also pulled this off nicely, so it is possible to do. Anything over that, and I’m not interested.

  • No. I made the switch last Friday. One of the main reasons I ditched Android was the perfect size of the iPhone 5C.

    I’ve been using Android phones for almost 4 years, and they just keep getting bigger and uglier. The Nexus 5 is downright fugly. On top of that, the 4.4 renders are really gross looking, too.

    I think I waited just long enough. Apple stole enough from Android to make me happy. 🙂

    • Scrotum Repair

      Explain to me why the appearance of the device matters.

      • Because I look at it a lot throughout the day. Duh.

        People be shallow.

  • josh nolan

    same if it feels as good in the hand…tried the note 2…even the galaxy… sure I could touch all angles of the phone with my thumb but I felt like I was pulling muscles doing all of that… It would be great if they could expand screen and keep it on a similar frame to the current iphone…just get rid of bezel