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This Is Why the iPhone’s Screen Will Always Be 3.5 Inches

Gizmodo: Why does the iPhone have a 3.5-inch screen? Why do larger smartphones feel awkward on your hand? Dustin Curtis has an answer, and I think it is spot on.

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Anarki2385d ago

This guy has really stumpy thumbs. I can reach the other end of my Galaxy S 2 with my thumb when holding it left handed.

Brawler2385d ago

I totally agree i have no problem touching any part of my phone holding it in any hand. must have midget hands

KingPin2385d ago

is the iPhone an iPad for midgets? O_O

snoop_dizzle2385d ago

While I do like a big phone screen like my EVO's, I do have relatively big hands for my size. A lot of these 4+ inch phones can get a bit too big for most people so I can totally see a good reason to stick with this size. I would care more about the screen quality and resolution.

thehitman2385d ago

I thought it was some technical or legal reason turns out... fail logic.

PirosThe4th2385d ago

LOL FAIL even I can reach... even though my hands aren't huge ... Geez... wtf

outwar60102385d ago

the main reason apple did this is too lower their costs and still charge us a boatload of money

outwar60102385d ago

lol pulled this comment from that site and it sums up the situation pretty well

"Until a 4+ inch iPhone screen appears, and then adoring iFans will line up to call it revolutionary, exciting, even magical. And when those outside the Reality Distortion Field point out that other manufacturers did it first and Apple was only catching up to the competition, they'll say "yeah but Apple was the one who finally got it right". Presumably, by putting an Apple logo on the back.

The fact is, large screen phones sell, and sell in large numbers. The market has spoken, people want big screens and are willing to pay for them. Manufacturers are competing directly on screen size, and so far bigger has proven to be better. Surely there's an upper limit to that, where a phone simply becomes too large to make the extra screen worth it, but we haven't reached that point yet. The market has responded enthusiastically to each new iteration in screen size, and made smaller screens suffer by comparison.

Calling 3.5 inches "the ideal size" is an opinion, based on one man's opinion and the company he gave orders to. Millions of customers have a differing opinion, and pay good money to get what he said they'd never want. "

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