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If true, this move would bring the iPhone's screen size more in line with the Android competition

Whenever there is a new iPhone waiting in the wings, the rumors of purported features tend to fly fast and freely. One rumor that seems to pop up every year -- but never comes to fruition – is the use a screen larger than 3.5”.
 
According to the Wall Street Journal, the sixth generation iPhone will buck this trend and will come with at least a 4” display. The move would put the iPhone more on par with its Android-based rivals that long ago went with 4.3” to 4.65” (and sometimes larger) screens. 
 
Those that have defended Apple’s decision to stick with a 3.5” screen have made the case that it’s harder for your thumbs to navigate the entire surface of the display when holding the phone with one hand.
 
“There is no doubt that some people would prefer a bigger screen. But nor is there any doubt that many other people would not. I wouldn’t,” wrote Daring Fireball’s John Gruber back in October. “I like to see things get smaller, not bigger. Bigger is not necessarily better. Apple decided on the optimal size for an iPhone display back in 2006. If they thought 4-inches was better, overall, as the one true size for the iPhone display, then the original iPhone would have had a 4-inch display.”
 
However, if the WSJ sources are correct, those who think a 4” or larger screen size for an iPhone is “all wrong” will have to jump onboard or just stick with the previous generation models.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Daring Fireball





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