Bigger than bigger

Apple embraces expanded iPhones

It was in 2014 when Tim Cook announced the iPhone 6 with a 4.7” screen and the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5” screen. Older iPhone models were 4“ on the diagonal.

Images of the new iThings flashed behind Tim Cook with the slogan “Bigger than bigger”.

Why did Apple switch to bigger screens?

Part of the reason Samsung went the successful way of bigger screens is because many customers – especially Asian customers – often do not have home computers, relying on their phones for their computing and Internet access. There is greater demand for the phablet market. And this makes definitely sense because you save the costs for a second device and can take your “pocket computer” always with you.

When Apple released the iPhone X in 2017 the company was quick to note that the iPhone X came with a 5.8-inch screen, but the phone itself was nearly the same size as the iPhone 8 with its 4.7-inch display.

Now looking ahead, Apple is rumored to release a follow-up to the iPhone X with a 5.8” display. Another iPhone with a 6.1” screen could sit alongside the 6.5” iPhone Japanese website Macotakara and others have tipped.

Pros of a 6.5” iPhone
with a full screen display like the X

• Relaxed reading

• Possibility to implement split-view

• Movies and photos look better

• Tapping is a more accurate experience

• More content of websites is shown

• Games look bigger and better

But there are limits

Smartphones with housings bigger than that of the iPhone 8 Plus (6.24” x 3.07” x 0.3” / 158.4mm x 78.1mm x 7.5mm) or heavier (7.13 ounces / 200g) won’t be accepted by the majority of customers.

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