iPhone 6 Rumors, Release Date: Do Consumers Want a Larger Apple Smartphone?

If recent rumors are true, the iPhone 6 will be a bit larger than the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, but as one video has shown, consumers might not want a larger Apple smartphone.

UrAvgConsumer, a popular YouTube uploader who does tech reviews, did an experiment with the iPhone 6 dummy model and the iPhone 5S.

He let random people in New York City hold the phone to determine if they’d be interested in the iPhone 6, which is slated for release sometime in September 2014. It’s been rumored that the phone will come in two sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, which is “phablet” territory.

The iPhone 5S is 3.99 inches.

According to Business Insider, which did a writeup on UrAvgConsumer’s video, the reactions to the iPhone 6 were mixed.

“Sure, there are plenty of consumers out there who constantly lobby for a bigger phone every year, but just from this extremely small sample size of young 20-somethings in New York City, people don’t seem to mind the screen size of the current iPhone 5S. In fact, most people’s reactions were ‘Wow,’ in response to the phone’s apparent lightness, not its screen size,” the report states.

And some people remarked that the iPhone 6 looked quite similar to a Samsung phone, namely the popular Galaxy series.

As Business Insider notes, “In general, it appears as though people don’t mind the larger screen size of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but it’s not the first thing they mention or notice. They talk about the phone’s lightness and its design quality, its rounded edges reminiscent of the iPod Touch. Sure, people like bigger screens, but they also like phones that definitely fit in their pockets.”

The iPhone 5S also got a price drop from Verizon this week, according to iPhone FAQ. This comes after Walmart dropped the iPhone 5C to $29 and the iPhone 5S to $99.

Customers with Verizon can get the iPhone 5S with 16GB for $99 with a two-year-contract. The deal is available through Verizon’s website.

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