Glad to read here that I am not the only one thinking that iPhone 6 looks big and ugly, LOL. But personal preferences (and hand size:-) aside, market segmentation for anything that is above the "plus-bezels 4.3-incher" is way too saturated by now. LG learned this lesson the hard way with their G4, and despite being beautifully near-bezelless, the 5-incher Sharp Aquos Crystal hasn't been doing very well. Wasn't wise for Apple in betraying one of Job's last wishes to maintain iPhones' small screen size, especially when optimizing bezel-size was still an option. But instead Apple just jumped into Samsung's tune of making Flint(stone)-phones; a trend that even Samsung itself is now considering to ditch with their return to clamshell phones (no trend last forever, like it or not). Yet pioneering is always better than being another tailing copycat, and Apple is now "without identity" after helping out Samsung in making a laughingstock out of Job's statement on oversized phones...
The Real Guest, 04 Nov 2015The are the biggest brand in India today. When 2 out of 5 people have an iPhone in the urban a... moreI recently visited Shanghai and Beijing for office work and i could see only iphones there no other brand in hands of normal public forget about corporates and i havent seen such craze in India yet
NewTechLover, 04 Nov 2015They are growing aggressively in China but if they want huge market in India then they should ... moreThe are the biggest brand in India today. When 2 out of 5 people have an iPhone in the urban areas of India. You know iPhone is a success with the aspirational Indians and the wannabe Delhi people.
From an aesthetic standpoint, it would be a breath of fresh air if the designers put in some of their creativity chops in minimizing that obnoxious real estate on the phone (aka bezels). The form factor can dramatically reduce if they learn a thing or two from several other manufacturers who are excelling in that department.
stvL, 04 Nov 2015They are trying out another joke product like they did with the iPhone 5C ?! Ever since Steve ... moreThe 5C wasn't that bad, it just fell foul to the usual "Metal=Premium" bilge in its key markets. It's still a nice enough phone on looks, and as capable as the stock 5 was. Apparently it sold ok here in the UK.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 20154.5" to 4.7" would be the best size, in my opinion. Not too big but big enough and easy to use... moreThat may be true, but it won't perfectly fit in all pockets. This is why Nokia keeps on making pocket size phone.
i would like go for a 4 inch iphone 7 with dual sim, if that is an option on the 4 inch version
Tim Cook is so desperate now. Iphone Mini? Seriously? As if iphone 6 is not small enough. This will fail like 5C. All they will get is biased review from bloggers and youtubers who are already accustomed to modern day big phones. Words like 'too small', 'ridiculous', 'not-so-smart' and 'backwards' will appear in review. Who is this mini iphone for? For the small handed? For the past iphone 4/5 lovers? It is very unwise when we feed ourselves with social media and movie watching on a phone. They probably going to sell it for over $500 anyway and with the same price you could buy a phablet.
jee, 04 Nov 2015i think they just wanna ConQuer China and India with Low PRice iPhone.
They are growing aggressively in China but if they want huge market in India then they should price it just as they do in other countries.See the difference in cost of iphone 6s in China and India.
I hope they grow here in India too
ikeh, 04 Nov 20153.5" flagship please.. No no no, we need 0,3 inch flagship. My Pebble is way to big to handle, let alone a 3,5 inch phone.
My 5s performance is still ok. No problem at all. And 4" is the best for my hand
Ale, 04 Nov 2015I disagree with the article when it says the A7 is getting rusty.
From a performance persp... moreI totally disagree with you .
My iphone 5 is getting lagger even i didnt get full update .
Yes please, 4" screen with reasonable bezel size, even if it's next year iPhone equipped with "just" 6S/6S+ chipset, I would definetely buy it.
I disagree with the article when it says the A7 is getting rusty.
From a performance perspective (at least according to geekbench) it's CPU still out performs the majority of competing SOC's in terms of single core output, and it's multi-core score is competitive with the likes of the modern Snapdragon 615.
And it's GPU is also still very good, outperforming the Adreno 405 in the 615 and more could be considered more of a match for the Adreno 418 that's in a good chunk of modern Android high enders.