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    No, with the 3GS to 4 update they only had to double the resolution for all their artwork, nothing else changed. If the entire resolution changes, then spacing is going to be different, along with image size.
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    I'd think that temporarily upscaling wouldn't be an issue. But I could be wrong... Guess we'll find out, eh?

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    I guess we will find out but if the iPhone 5 doesn't have a larger screen then I don't know if I'll upgrade depending what other features it will have. It doesn't have to be exactly 4" but something in that size range would be good. Ideally Apple should give us two different iPhone versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDD888 View Post
    And who in their right mind puts their smartphones in their pants?? LOL!! Not too smart.
    Where else should it go? In a murse? How about a fanny pack? Belt holster? Glued to my ear? Please enlighten us. I've been carrying a smartphone around in my front pants pocket for several years now and it never occurred to me I was out of my mind in doing so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    Where else should it go? In a murse? How about a fanny pack? Belt holster? Glued to my ear? Please enlighten us. I've been carrying a smartphone around in my front pants pocket for several years now and it never occurred to me I was out of my mind in doing so.
    Same here. When I watch people struggle with their behemoth phones, having to manipulate them with two hands, it always makes me giggle. Bigger is not always better and at the end of the day, it needs to be useful as a phone. If you can't use it without two hands, it fails at its primary mission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Bigger is not always better and at the end of the day, it needs to be useful as a phone.
    I agree that bigger is not always better but my smartphone is more than only a phone. I actually use it for other uses a lot more than I use it as a phone so the current screen is too small for me. I still think around 4" is a good compromise in size. I can't speak for anyone else, but 4" is still small enough for me to use with one hand but it offers a larger screen.

    I also don't wear skin tight pants so it's not really an issue for me to fit it in my pockets. Ideally it would be best if we got to choose between two sizes. If Apple kept the resolution ratios the same then apps makers would only have to make their apps fit on the larger iPhone and then everything can be easily downscaled for the smaller iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessMac View Post
    I also don't wear skin tight pants so it's not really an issue for me to fit it in my pockets. Ideally it would be best if we got to choose between two sizes. If Apple kept the resolution ratios the same then apps makers would only have to make their apps fit on the larger iPhone and then everything can be easily downscaled for the smaller iPhone.
    The "problem" here is that Apple still sets record sales numbers as the iPhone is now. Although a lot of people would like a larger iPhone, the reality is that Apple sells every single one that they make now and would make more if they could. They have little incentive to fragment the product line and plenty of reason to not do so.

    I wouldn't COMPLETELY rule out the possibility of a slightly larger screen around 4" at some point, especially if Apple really sees the lack of one impacting sales. But right now, the market is speaking, and Apple is selling iPhones at the current form factor as fast as they can make them. A larger iPhone isn't going to happen any time soon, or at least not a wider one. Someone had an great theory a while back that Apple could take the space used by the home button, make it capacitive and thus extend the screen to make it 4 inches. That's definitely an interesting idea, it just all depends on how that extra space would get utilized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    Someone had an great theory a while back that Apple could take the space used by the home button, make it capacitive and thus extend the screen to make it 4 inches. That's definitely an interesting idea, it just all depends on how that extra space would get utilized.
    That would probably be the best solution. It would keep close to the current size while enlarging the screen to 4". If they made the screen edge to edge on the sides then they would only have to enlarge the iPhone a small fraction to get 4" if they wanted to keep the same screen ratio.

    There is a lot of dead space around the iPhone screen. If Apple's engineers could do what you said then I think it would satisfy both sides. It would still be close to the current size but with a bigger screen.

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    I for one would welcome a larger screen for the next iphone. My business operates online, and each day I frequently go online to view my website and to carry out any work.
    I agree with other forum members that the phone can remain the same size if the wasted area can be incorporated with the screen.
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    Here's an article that goes into great detail on how Apple could go about upping the iPhone to a 4" screen… it greatly expands on what I was referencing earlier. If a larger iPhone is going to happen, I'd put money on this.
    The 4 inch iPhone 5 | The Verge Forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessMac View Post
    That would probably be the best solution. It would keep close to the current size while enlarging the screen to 4". If they made the screen edge to edge on the sides then they would only have to enlarge the iPhone a small fraction to get 4" if they wanted to keep the same screen ratio.

    There is a lot of dead space around the iPhone screen. If Apple's engineers could do what you said then I think it would satisfy both sides. It would still be close to the current size but with a bigger screen.
    That "dead space" is necessary for gripping the iPhone and not accidentally touching the screen. I'm glad it's there.

    I wouldn't mind a slightly larger screen and phone, but not too much more. I have an iPad for when I really need more screen real estate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    Here's an article that goes into great detail on how Apple could go about upping the iPhone to a 4" screen… it greatly expands on what I was referencing earlier. If a larger iPhone is going to happen, I'd put money on this.
    The 4 inch iPhone 5 | The Verge Forums
    Interesting article. Although if Apple increased the screen up to the edges on the sides I don't think it will increase the overall body too much if Apple kept the aspect ratio the same. This will also allow for a slightly bigger battery for LTE and it will also allow app developers to only need to increase their resolution to keep the current retina display resolution without changing anything else. It doesn't have to be exactly 4 inches but somewhere close to that is a good size screen.

    This problem only needs to be solved once because any size much bigger than 4 inches is starting to become too big. Once Apple goes to approximately 4 inches, I don't think they will ever need to change the screen size again. I'm curious to see how Apple's engineers will solve this problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    That "dead space" is necessary for gripping the iPhone and not accidentally touching the screen. I'm glad it's there.

    I wouldn't mind a slightly larger screen and phone, but not too much more. I have an iPad for when I really need more screen real estate.
    I guess it depends on how you hold your iPhone. I always hold my iPhone with my fingers touching the sides and never wrap it around to touch the screen so it's not a problem for me.

    IMO the iPad fills a different need. It's too big to put in my pocket so it's not as convenient as my iPhone as a go-everywhere-with-me-mobile-device. My iPhone is my most used mobile device so I would like some more screen space to make it more enjoyable to use as my main portable device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    Here's an article that goes into great detail on how Apple could go about upping the iPhone to a 4" screen… it greatly expands on what I was referencing earlier. If a larger iPhone is going to happen, I'd put money on this.
    The 4 inch iPhone 5 | The Verge Forums
    I would like to add that only making it longer/taller isn't exactly what I want when it comes to increasing screen size. I would also like more width too. In other words, I like the iPhone to proportionally get a bigger screen. Doing so would allow for bigger fonts on websites rather than just being able to see more of the top and bottom.

    I would prefer if Apple kept the current aspect ratio but made the screen go right up to the edge on the sides so that they wouldn't have to increase the overall size of the iPhone too much. I personally don't have a problem with a size increase so it's not a concern for me if Apple enlarged the overall iPhone size. I'm thinking about other people who have complained about any size increases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessMac View Post
    Interesting article. Although if Apple increased the screen up to the edges on the sides I don't think it will increase the overall body too much if Apple kept the aspect ratio the same. This will also allow for a slightly bigger battery for LTE and it will also allow app developers to only need to increase their resolution to keep the current retina display resolution without changing anything else. It doesn't have to be exactly 4 inches but somewhere close to that is a good size screen.
    That doesn't make sense. If they "simply" took the screen to fill the edges, then the device wouldn't be any bigger at all, which would leave no extra room for a bigger battery.

    EDIT: Oh wait… you did allow for lengthening it to keep the aspect ratio the same. Well anywho… they simply aren't going to do that. There are shortcomings in taking a screen intended for touch input to go completely edge-to-edge, and Apple is not going to overlook those for your sake. If it was such an obvious thing to do, then why isn't it being done now? I know Samesung is supposedly rolling one out, but to date… not a single device, TV, or computer screen does it now that I am aware of, and there's even LESS reason to do it on a touch-based device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    There are shortcomings in taking a screen intended for touch input to go completely edge-to-edge, and Apple is not going to overlook those for your sake. If it was such an obvious thing to do, then why isn't it being done now?
    I'm not saying it's as easy as I make it sound. All I'm saying is that I think it's the ideal solution if it were possible. It's a goal that Apple can think about achieving. Just because it's not possible now doesn't mean someone won't find a solution to the problem in the future.

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