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[3]: You are so fast...
by MOS6510 on Wed 16th May 2012 15:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: You are so fast..."
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Of course nothing is just coincidental when creating a technical device. Apple nor any other company works like that.

The choices Apple made were, in their view, the rights ones at that time. A larger screen sucks more battery. If batteries become better bigger screens become an option.

But they probably took also in to account the size of the device vs the eyes and hands of the users. I can't be too small or too big.

So they choose a certain size, but one that also could hold all the components. Price is a factor too, making the coolest phone ever that nobody can't afford doesn't work.

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