What size screen should the next iPhone have? [poll]

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We’ve been hearing it for years: Apple’s next iPhone will have a bigger screen. Only once has the rumor come true, and that was with the iPhone 5. Sadly, unlike what people expected, it was made longer, and not wider. Apple argues that it’s the perfect size for one-handed use, which is all well and good, but a lot of us like using both hands to use a smartphone. On an iPhone, it’s a bit cramped. Stephen mentioned it in his editorial yesterday, and I’ve said it for a long time: iPhone needs to have a bigger screen. And I think it’s something most of us tech-heads agree on.

But what size should Apple aim for? Do we really want a humongous 6-inch phablet on the market? Is 5-inches (similar to Galaxy S5/Z2) too big? What’s the sweet spot? Take part in our poll and let us know what you think.

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  • I’ve been using a Galaxy Note 3, which is a 5.7″, for the past couple of months and it’s just too big. The display is incredible, but not user friendly for my hands. 4.7!

    • zerilos

      Same here. Love the display but it’s just too large.

    • Cam Bunton

      I think I’m with you on that. A couple of years ago I might have said 4.5″ at the most, but with so many devices having ultra-slim bezels now, that’s almost too small.

  • randian

    Moto X size aka 4.7″ for the win!

  • RedGeminiPA

    I think 4.7″ could be the new sweet spot, and from the looks of it, it may just fit within the frame of the current iPhone 5/5S/5C size or very close to it.

    I still think Apple should keep something in the 4″ range for those who strongly prefer something a little smaller. I have a feeling that’s what Apple has in the works, since they introduced two “new” lines last fall, with the 5C. It’s not so much of a way to re-wrap old hardware, but introduce the concept of two different new phones at one launch. I think the 5C line could keep the 4″ size, but the high-end iPhone will see the larger size screen. It’s just a hunch that seems to make sense.