New Big Screen iPhone

by | Jul/22/2014

The iPhone 6 will have options for both the normal screen size as well as a new, larger, 5.5 inch screen. It is doubtful that they will be shipping for months, and Apple hasn’t made an official announcement – but one might come as early as today.

Discussing this with a chief executive last week, he expressed that his phone needs to be able to fit into his pocket in order for the phone to be useful. That makes a lot of sense.
In my experience, temporarily switching to a larger phone with a six-inch screen, just as an experiment, became permanent. With big fingers, and eyesight affected by experiencing more and more birthdays, the larger screen is a wonderful thing!

Perhaps with perfect timing, that phone fell on the ground last night and the screen cracked. Moments later, I ordered a replacement despite the scratches caused to my left ear. If the new iPhone 6 with the larger screen were already shipping, it would have been very tempting to order it instead.

If you choose to purchase an iPhone 6, will you opt for the new larger screen or prefer to stick with the normal screen? And why?


  1. Drew Trotman

    Hey Mike,

    I will stick with the current size phone I have (iphone 5s). The reason is that I had an Android Samsung S something (last year’s model). The phone was bigger (not the phablet) and I was getting tennis elbow form holding it. I have small hands and constantly gripping the phone in my left hand at that width was a constant strain on the tendons in my elbow area. After switching to the iphone 5s which is narrower, the tennis elbow went away. Also, although I’ve been an Android user the entire time since Blackberry until this year, I switched because the more data I put on my Android phone the slower the entire OS became. The iphone has been faster. But then again I realize there is a phone for everybody. Hope you are doing well Mike.–Drew

    • Mike Foster

      Thank you Drew for replying! Many people share your preference for a light small phone. Apple is taking a gamble here…

      • Mike Foster

        Georgia emailed this response: I would choose the larger screen for the same reason you are interested. I have a Samsung Galaxy 4 and love it. It has a 3 X 5 1/2″ screen and the phone is 3 X 6″. I just got an iPhone for work and am having trouble getting my fingers on the keyboard etc.


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