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We don’t really know anything about Apple’s plans for the next-gen iPhone, but the consensus seems to be that it will feature a larger display. As Samsung and other rivals continue to gain marketshare with their 5-inch+ handsets, it’s believed that Apple cannot continue to avoid the so-called ‘phablet’ space.

And analysts couldn’t be happier. Why? Well just look at this new survey data published by Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt. According to the data, one-third of American iPhone owners would be willing to pay an extra $100 for Apple’s next smartphone if it featured a larger display than its predecessor…

Barron’s shares the report (via BGR):

McCourt reiterates a claim he’s made before about a high degree of interest in a larger-screen iPhone: 

33% of iPhone users would be willing to pay $100 more for a bigger- screened iPhone (up from 26% in our last survey). With speculation that iPhone 6 will have a bigger screen, it will be interesting to see Apple’s pricing choice. Equally interesting, only 6% of Android users in our survey found interest in a bigger screened iPhone for a $100 premium, which would indicate that a larger screen could improve upgrade rates for Apple, but likely not materially impact its subscriber base.

It’s been consistently rumored that Apple is working on two new handsets: one with a 4.7-inch display and one with a 5.5-inch display, but there are still dozens of unanswered questions. For example, we don’t know yet if Apple will release both devices to the public, and we’ve heard very little about resolution.

iphone 6 protoConcept images by Martin Hajek

Nevertheless, if there ever was a time for Apple to bump the iPhone’s display size to the 5-inch range, it would be this year. Considering it typically saves major hardware updates for non-s models, it could possibly be 2016 before we saw such a change if they didn’t do it this year. And that would be way too late.

I’m all for an iPhone with a 5-inch+ display, and would gladly pay more for it. How about you?

  • Swagjag

    33% isn’t a lot.

    • Jeffrey

      but 100$ is

  • Jonathan Liu

    What if 3 were surveyed and one Said yes xD

    • There has been surveys that only surveyed 206 people like the one that asked, do you use Siri at least 1 time a month. So I don’t like when IDB fails to include it in their posts. It’s pretty important.

      • Cameron Chao

        and 33% isnt exactly alot.

      • Based on unreliable numbers for starters. Next in a poll you have to consider how the questions were worded. New York Times, MSNBC are very deceptive in this regards. A more interesting question is. For people who want a larger screen would they be willing to pay 100 dollars more. From this post we have no idea even why people said no, was it because they don’t want to pay more but still want a larger screen. Don’t you agree this was a poor survey?

      • Cameron Chao

        i thought that it was a poor survey the moment i saw it, they should just not mention $100 more, but for me $100 extra on an iphone is nothing, my contract will still give it to me for free.

      • Nice contract!

  • NaSty

    I dont see why ANAL-ysts are happy…..thats less than half :/

    • Carlos Gomes

      Wow, you’re so mature and stuff!
      Brign on a mama joke, now that you’re at it, please.

      • Fraught

        Your mama’s “at it” right now, if you know what I mean. ;D

  • Spacewalk

    What about paying the same price as an iPhone 5S instead and lower the 5S 🙂

    • That was the thinking of the other 66% and the other 1% want to stick with the tiny screen

  • Techno Ventures

    Hell no!

    I wouldn’t pay an extra 100$ to get a bigger iphone. I would to use a bigger iphone,But not by paying an extra 100$.Then it would cost 749$ for a phone!

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  • George Newell

    Ssshhhh don’t tell apple

  • Anthony1960

    If Apple makes a bigger phone they will get the majority market share back. I know samsung users that went to the dark side cause they wanted bigger.

    Now with apples OS and quality materials they will win most back

  • 33% aha. This means 67% are totally happy with the current screen size.

    • Le0n

      Or just don’t want to pay more

    • Definitely not

    • Rowan09

      No because surveys are controlled and doesn’t account for not even 1 percent of iPhone owners in this case.

    • Erik Stenson

      exactly why it’s a dumb move to get rid of the current size

  • andyr354

    No thanks, same price fine.
    I am mixed. I am very active and use my phone while running and biking. The smaller size is a virtue most of the time

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    • Batman

      Bigger screen does not necessarily mean a bigger iPhone.

    • You really can’t deal with this little bit of an increase in size???

      • Cameron Chao

        i would only like it for a change, ive heard Apple are stretching out the screen and keeping the device dimensions almost the same, hopefully that happens, some of us still do wear skinny jeans or dont want a bulky phone bouncing in their pockets.

      • Hopefully, they will give us options. I want a phablet iphone. And I know lots who don’t. It would be great to have two sizes.

      • Cameron Chao

        i would never use a phablet unless Apple gives us no choice, 5 inch is maximum ill go. But yes iOS is still more important.

      • Glad you don’t consider 5″ as a phablet.

      • Cameron Chao

        4.7″ with the similar dimensions, but thinner and maybe a curved back would really make me happy.

      • highNiggaPie

        thats not what she said

      • Erik Stenson

        ios is atrocious looking after 7

      • Erik Stenson

        I can’t. that’s why I got rid of my galaxy and have an iphone 5

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  • mondo

    it doesn’t matter what this and other useless surveys reveal, apple will charge more for a phone with a bigger screen. whether it’ll be $100 remains to be seen. they put the price of the 5S up after all….

  • Mohammed Sahib

    Why pay more for a screen size that became the standard of 2013 flagship phones?

  • sanil chitrakar

    It’s already too late. And i thank apple for it. I got tired waiting for bigger screen iphone so i bought note 3 and after using note 3 for some months i’m in love with it. There is just so many things i can do using note 3 that i can never do with iphone (not even jailbroken one).
    So, i think i won’t buy another iphone even it has a bigger display. Iphone needs to have more feature along with the bigger screen, then i may consider buying iphone again.

  • Dan

    Hopefully Apple doesn’t get wind of this, anything to make a bit more profit

    • Rowan09

      They probably surveyed Apple executives.

  • Rowan09

    Umm no thank you. While I welcome a larger screen, I don’t want to pay a penny more for it.

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    If they increase the price, I’ll be going for the HTC m8 which is around $200 less than the iPhone(in India) and buy the next iPad.( always keep one android and one iOS device)

  • felixtaf

    I guess am in the 67% then….

  • butterfield

    Not for me, that’s for sure. I want a phone I can comfortably hold in one hand…just like Jobs stipulated. And I’m not a 6′ man.

    • Erik Stenson

      right on! exactly how I feel. and of those 70% of current iphone users who wouldn’t pay extra for a big screen I wonder how many of them would not want a bigger screen even if u paid them.

  • n0ahcruz3

    300 just for a large iphone with same functional fck no. Gnote is still king of phablets

  • Erik Stenson

    I value a compact phone so for me a bigger screen than my iphone5 is a downgrade. I’ll continue I use my current iphone but when it needs replacing I refuse to buy a bigger phone – so apple will lose me as a customer unless they come up with a replacement for the iphone 5 in he same size. maybe I’ll get a Nokia or droid or samsung in the 4″ screen size instead