Bigger is always better, right? Well in the case of the new iPhone X models, that might not be the case.
Last week, iPhone unveiled several new, more expansive iPhone models that have a larger screen. The new iPhone screens now measure between 5.8 and 6.5 inches diagonally. This is compared to 4 inches diagonally for the now discontinued iPhone SE and 4.7 inches for iPhone 7 and 8 models.
The larger screens have prompted articles and critiques claiming the new iPhone Xs, Xr and Xs Max are too large for some women to grip. One such critique was published recently by the Telegraph in the UK.
Caroline Criado Perez, who is a British journalist, told the Telegraph, "It genuinely does affect women's hand health, women do buy more iPhones than men, it just baffles me that Apple doesn't design with our bodies in mind.
"We should be furious about this, we are paying just as much money for it as men for a product that doesn't work as well for us."
Perez is not the only one who says the new iPhone is too large. Others on social media have said a smaller screen is just fine.
Dear @Apple, all the women I know who like your products just want a SMALLER (like, iPhone 5 size) phone with the nice camera (to take great pics of puppies and kitties, obviously). None of this “max” size bologna that doesn’t fit in our hands or jean pockets. K thx.
— Jessica Gall Myrick (@JessMyrick) September 16, 2018
Reasons I want a smaller iPhone than the 2018 offerings: 1) These are all too big for one-handed use, necessary when commuting on a subway. 2) These are all too big to fit into my pockets, when my clothes even have pockets. 3) I want an iPhone, not an iPad. https://t.co/YgIQhplVZM
— Christine Whitlock, EdM (@StineWhitlock) September 13, 2018
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