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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That's what I was affraid of
by dsmogor on Wed 16th May 2012 15:46 UTC
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That would be a bad idea imo. IPhone and IOS are developed in unity and both GUI and physical dimensions , screen resistivity, shape and hand hold-ability are all part of the same design.
This amounts to many factors. Finger reachability goes in line with common physical sizes and placements of common widgets, the keyboard and so on that users grow accustomed to. So unless IOS GUI is appropriately redesigned for new dimension the result will backfire.
I believe under SJ the move to larger screens would not happen. But the new CEO is more of a HW guy and leaned to the marketing hits Apple was getting from Samsung and HTC.

Edited 2012-05-16 15:47 UTC

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