Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th May 2012 11:39 UTC
Apple "Production is set to begin next month for the screens, which measure at least 4 inches diagonally compared with 3.5 inches on the iPhone 4S, the latest phone from Apple, the people said." Cue the usual suspects twisting and turning to change the very fabric of space-time so that instead of 3.5" being the optimal size, 4.0" will be the optimal size. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
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RE: You are so fast...
by MOS6510 on Wed 16th May 2012 14:46 UTC in reply to "You are so fast..."
MOS6510
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I'm not sure Apple actually ever said that the iPhone was the right size. They, well Steve, said the iPad was the right size.

Probably a number of factors gave the original iPhone its size and that may have caused other generations to keep about the same size making it easier for developers.

Personally when it comes to the iPad I think bigger is better, but not too big. The iPhone: smaller is better, but not too small.

Making a bigger iPhone AND a smaller iPad doesn't make much sense to me. A phone needs to be ultra portable. Making it bigger limits its portability, yet it's not as big as an iPad, so it doesn't get its big screen advantage. Likewise making the iPad smaller doesn't make it much more portable, but you take away its big screen and it still doesn't fit in your pocket.

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