How Thin Could the iPhone 6 Be?

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It's funny how we've gone from schematics to cases to videos inserting an iPod touch into said iPhone 6 case. We truly have made our way into the silly season. That in mind, I love the form factor on the iPod touch. There's only so many ways you can design a phone. I'm sure Apple has always wanted to use a super-thin design like the iPod touch and perhaps going big gave them the chance. Bigger frame allows for spreading out of components -- and most importantly, the battery.

I think a curved body will also be easier to hold. Having spent the last week or so with the 5-inch Galaxy S4, I think 4.7-inches will be my next iPhone. Of course, provided Apple delivers this fall.

When I see a big phone, it's lust worthy and I suspect many feel the same way. In practice, it can be a nuisance. I've gone from 4 to 5 and even looked at the Note with a fresh set of eyes last week. I want the middle child. Motorola got it right. 4.7-inches is the ideal size.
 

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I'm sure Apple has always wanted to use a super-thin design like the iPod touch and perhaps going big gave them the chance. Bigger frame allows for spreading out of components -- and most importantly, the battery.

That makes sense to me.

I've switched away from the iPhone and don't see myself going back anytime soon - but I think bigger would be a great move for the iPhone.

Also have to mention that 4.7 inchers are for pansies. I am very happy with my absolutely gorgeous 5.2 display on the LG G2. :)
 

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I'm sure Apple has always wanted to use a super-thin design like the iPod touch and perhaps going big gave them the chance. Bigger frame allows for spreading out of components -- and most importantly, the battery.

That makes sense to me.

I've switched away from the iPhone and don't see myself going back anytime soon - but I think bigger would be a great move for the iPhone.

Also have to mention that 4.7 inchers are for pansies. I am very happy with my absolutely gorgeous 5.2 display on the LG G2. :)
Then you're the pansy. I have a woman friend who has the 6" LG Flex.
 

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Thin is good. I really hope they retain a 4 inch screen option. I have been on the journey to bigger bolder screens in the last year....htc one, oppo find 5, Xperia z1...and now I come full circle realising I just want something that looks great, works well and I can use easily with one hand for my smartphone. Save the bigger screen for the tablet
 

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Thin is good. I really hope they retain a 4 inch screen option. I have been on the journey to bigger bolder screens in the last year....htc one, oppo find 5, Xperia z1...and now I come full circle realising I just want something that looks great, works well and I can use easily with one hand for my smartphone. Save the bigger screen for the tablet
Why is thin good? What purpose does thin serve? I'd like the new 6 to retain the same thickness of the 5s. If it gets much thinner than the 5s, there won't be much to hold on to. That makes a big difference if you do photo work or something that requires grasping the phone and holding it steady. Thin may look cool, but it's not practical. In any event, I'll have a nice bulky Otterbox case on mine. :)
 

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Why is thin good? What purpose does thin serve? I'd like the new 6 to retain the same thickness of the 5s. If it gets much thinner than the 5s, there won't be much to hold on to. That makes a big difference if you do photo work or something that requires grasping the phone and holding it steady. Thin may look cool, but it's not practical. In any event, I'll have a nice bulky Otterbox case on mine. :)
Fair point. So will I but it will prob be a lifeproof or maybe an otterbox preserver
 

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Why is thin good? What purpose does thin serve? I'd like the new 6 to retain the same thickness of the 5s. If it gets much thinner than the 5s, there won't be much to hold on to. That makes a big difference if you do photo work or something that requires grasping the phone and holding it steady. Thin may look cool, but it's not practical. In any event, I'll have a nice bulky Otterbox case on mine. :)
When Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air, he wowed everyone by pulling it out of one of those interoffice envelopes. It was quite beautiful, I must admit.


(Fast forward to 2:35 if you don't wanna watch the whole thing...)

I have a real bad feeling Tim Cook won't be satisfied until he can introduce a new iPhone by taking his wallet out of his pocket and pulling an iPhone out of it.
 

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When Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air, he wowed everyone by pulling it out of one of those interoffice envelopes. It was quite beautiful, I must admit.


(Fast forward to 2:35 if you don't wanna watch the whole thing...)

I have a real bad feeling Tim Cook won't be satisfied until he can introduce a new iPhone by taking his wallet out of his pocket and pulling an iPhone out of it.
The technology of a very thin iPhone is tremendous. That kind of technology can have practical applications everywhere. But to make the iPhone wafer thin is not practical. I hope you're wrong. It gets to be a, "Hey, look what we can do!" sort of thing.