Survey Shows Strong Consumer Interest in Larger-Screen iPhone 6

Research firm ChangeWave (via Fortune) has released the results of a new survey, showing that interest among early-adopter and professional consumers in a larger-screen iPhone 6 is at an all time high.

40% of respondents indicated they are 'very likely' or 'somewhat likely' to buy an iPhone 6 that is described as having a "larger screen size" and a "faster processor" along with an "updated iOS operating system" at a starting price of $199 with a two year contract.

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“This is the highest level of demand for an unannounced Apple model in a ChangeWave survey – stronger than we’ve seen in previous years for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 models prior to their announcements,” said Andy Golub of 451 Research. “Speculation over a larger screen iPhone is clearly striking a chord with consumers.”

Internal memos from the second ongoing trial between Apple and Samsung indicate that Apple is eager to release a larger phone, as a slide deck from an April 2013 presentation showed that customers want less expensive and notably, larger screen smartphones.

Apple will likely unveil its next-generation iPhone later this year, as it has done with previous models. Unlike past iterations however, the iPhone 6 may come in two versions, including one with a 4.7-inch screen and another with a larger 5.5-inch screen that will be released later.

In addition to a larger display, the iPhone 6 is expected to feature a narrower bezel that surrounds a thinner design along with a faster A8 processor and an upgraded camera. According to a research note from well-sourced KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the high-end models of the iPhone 6 may also feature a durable, sapphire display as Apple is expected to become temporarily limited by the low supply yields of the material.

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81 months ago
This is an honest question with no sarcastic undertones whatsoever, but can someone tell me exactly why one-handed use is a desired feature?

I have a Nexus 5 with a 5" screen and honestly don't ever find myself saying: Damn, I wish I could use this with one hand instead of two.

Again, honest question.

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81 months ago
I think there is a flaw in this study (or I am not understanding it) ...

But the study does not ask about the preference of a bigger screen - it asks about interest in upgrading to the next iPhone.

I personally, if I have for the next generation phone the choice of current screen size or bigger screen size (with otherwise identical spec) I will go with the current screen size - but if the only option to get the next gen iPhone (with better processor, new iOS, .... etc) is to have the bigger screen, than I would go with the new iPhone 6 since I don't have the option of current screen size.

Apple should go ahead and do the bigger phones (and if it is only to keep the complainers quite) - but at least give me the choice of current size, bigger size and if it has to be 'almost tablet' size.
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81 months ago

This is an honest question with no sarcastic undertones whatsoever, but can someone tell me exactly why one-handed use is a desired feature?

I have a Nexus 5 with a 5" screen and honestly don't ever find myself saying: Damn, I wish I could use this with one hand instead of two.

Again, honest question.

D.

- personal preference
- convenience
- using it while smoking
- using it while doing other things with the other hand
- watching porn
- while driving :-(

well, I think it is mostly personal preference and thats while people should have the choice that fits their needs. Don't force a small phone on every one, don't force a big phone on every one - give them the choice to match their need. I personally use my phone always with one hand and it fits in all my pockets, no matter who small without bother me or 'feeling' it.
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81 months ago

And lucky for them there was a company that wanted to make them.

Apple is not obliged to sell any thing it doesn't feel like selling.

The world wanted keyboard phones, remember?

Correct, and Apple also stated at one point phones don't need multitasking and Steve Jobs saw no interest in apps on the newly released iPhone.

So just because apple decided against it before doesn't make them right. They smartly changed course to the betterment of the iphone.
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81 months ago
Maybe we will get 128 GB at last !!
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81 months ago
Apple, you can't increase display size! People need to smoke and hold on in trains and buses while feeding their social addiction, and oh yeah, they have tiny pockets too :rolleyes:
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