“When the iPhone first came out in 2007, it looked like a giant among mobile phones. This fancy new slate-like phone weighed in at 4.8 ounces and had a 3.5-inch diagonal screen,” Nick Bilton reports for The New York Times. “Yet now, the iPhone 5 — which is even bigger than its predecessors with a 4-inch diagonal screen — seems tiny compared to most Google Android and Windows smartphones. (Let’s not even compare it to phablets. That would just be mean.)”
“But look no further than the Apple rumor-mill to see that the quest for bigger is about to give the iPhone 6 a much-needed face — um — stretch,” Bilton reports. “There have been reports coming from all over the globe and blogosphere that Apple is expected to release two new iPhones this year, one that will have a 4.7-inch screen, and another version with an even larger 5.5-inch one.”
“So do customers want a bigger, flatter iPhone? Earlier this month when I wrote about the HTC One, I noted that while I loved the idea of a larger phone, I couldn’t bring myself to switch to Google Android, which still feels clunky to me. Some readers agreed with me. ‘I’m old and would love a larger screen,’ wrote Alan Burnham in the comments,” Bilton reports. “But others disagreed, seeming quite happy with the size of Apple’s current offerings. ‘Like another (female) reader, I want to keep my phone in the most convenient ‘phone holster’ imaginable: my bra,’ wrote a woman from New England. ‘The 5s iPhone is already sufficiently larger than my former early iPhone that it is making that practice less comfortable than it used to be.'”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]