Tech Prem, 06 Feb 2016exactly right.they love big screen iphones,but cant afford .bcoz of the priceWhile its true that there might be people not changed their phones due to money issues ... myself and atleast 2 of my friends that are filthy rich ... still using 5s and that is not only cuz the 4" but the design 2 . They did big mistkae when decided to go round ! Also ... new 4 inch is going to be upgrade yes ... but inferior to the nor al new iphones . Best thing that they CAN do but never will is to just manufacture every new iphone in 3 sizes period! iPhone 7 4" / 4,7" / 5,5" !
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2016There's a much bigger factor than the screen size. Many people are not on two-year contracts. ... moreGreat point. I am one of those who will never buy a phone with more than 4.7 inch. I have medium hands but I am wearing t-shirts and jeans most of the time. I don't have an inside pocket in my T-shirts so I want my phone to fit in my jeans. :)
Also, I think it's waste of money to buy a phone yearly. Why would you need an extra 20% "more" power". for what? for Facebook? for Whats app? for playing music?
I own a iPhone6s and somethings I would like to switch to the iPhone5s only because my current phone it's to big for my hands.... Apple team should think to the customers with small hands ( in special in Asia ) if people would like a bigger phone than I recommend the iPad !!! I really hope that Apple will release a upgrade version of the iPhone5s without cutting corners in terms of specs and performance of course.
Anonymous, 07 Feb 2016go for Lumia then affordable......5inch is the new 4, i seen a 4 other day and was finding it ... moreIn a few years factories will convince you that 10 inches are the new 4". i wonder if human hands grow up that must fast (generation over generation, or year over year) so they can operate with a single hand that much big hands ?
If not the answer is simple.....factory brain wash
I love my iPhone 5s with 4" display. Yes, I can afford any phone. No, I don't want a phone with a larger display where you'll need both hands to operate it.
Give us a iPhone 6 compact, please.
The assumptions in the article is spot on.
Tech Prem, 06 Feb 2016exactly right.they love big screen iphones,but cant afford .bcoz of the pricego for Lumia then affordable......5inch is the new 4, i seen a 4 other day and was finding it hard to even view things on it...seems so antiquated.
yee, 06 Feb 2016"might be"... As far as I don't follow apple I like their idea of small factor. I'm positive ... moreNowadays when I buy a jacket I make sure it has an inside chest pocket for my phone. Most comfortable place to put it and most could probably fit a phablet.
The argument that it's due to screen size is fallacious. Most of them would be because they don't want to spend money upgrading their phone, I'd say less than 30% is due to screen size, probably less if you remember most of them are probably in developing countries.
Looks believable to me. Demographics in western countries are usually older, and they mostly use their smartphone for calling and casually browsing. And they want it to fit in their pocket without bothering. Just looking at German amazon top 20 sellers, I see half of them are sub 5 inch phones.
Well imho 5s is the best value for money iphone here.. Also 4" is the best, not big nor small
because 4" second hand Iphone are cheap here,
as long as it is an Iphone, regular people think it's always better even when it's 3~4 years old.
nope, not bashing apple. I'll pick latest apple than latest samsung flagship anyday if I can afford it. too bad I can't and here I am, stuck on budget phone now
this is because they are not afford to upgrade their phone to the latest one, not because the 4" display was famous. if apple made ip6 screen size back while ip5 n ip5s were released people may choose ip6 screen size over 4" screen, I can guarantee it.
Well, that's some interesting statistics right there. They should survey all companies that hold on to old phones.
Fanboys are a menace to society, attacking anyone who is not like them, because they have the one and only truth. They behave like some countries, and ISIS.
As far as I don't follow apple I like their idea of small factor. I'm positive that if they'll make it with specs similar to standard "6mile" version then they'll sell millions of it. I'm die hard fan of LG and have them all(apart fromV10) but currently aiming for sony Z5 so I could actually keep it in my pocket rather than in a backpack.
"bigger is better"...only dumb women say that!
exactly right.they love big screen iphones,but cant afford .bcoz of the price
There's a much bigger factor than the screen size. Many people are not on two-year contracts. Many people don't need to stay ahead of the curve. Many people don't keep up with latest fads. Many people don't feel the need to replace their perfectly functional phone, and choose to use it to the end of its actual life instead.
Not everyone wants to be caught up in this wave of consumerism, which of course by default is subliminally promoted here.