quote: "Apple aims to follow Android..." Get used to it guys! Apple is no longer leading in ANY meaningful way. They will be "following Android" from here on out!
quote: I agree with the other comments. I think you have to be reaching to get on their case about not making different screen sizes before.
quote: Steve Jobs, who died late last year after battling cancer, was reluctant to have a range of different screen sizes because it could make apps and web pages render badly, and the temperamental CEO was famously keen on whittling down product lines.
quote: Which brings me to the question of ‘What Would Steve Do?’ Jobs detested tiny tablet screens, saying consumers would have to sand down their fingertips in order to move objects. The opposite would likely be true for larger smartphone screens. The 3.5-inch display is perfect for the average human hand — anything larger and using the screen literally becomes a reach.So, will the next iPhone have a larger screen? Probably. But we’re unlikely to see an iPhone with a 4-inch screen. Which is how Apple has always kept ahead of its opponents, by zigging when everyone else is zagging.
quote: But what is interesting is their buried claim that the iPhone 5 was spiked because Jobs thought a new, differing screen size would ruin the iPhone line. It'd fragment it. It'd Android-ize it—and anything resembling Android would be anathema to Jobs.
quote: You do understand that(a) a larger screen does not necessarily mean a larger phone?(b) quoting Steve Jobs on the undesirability of a smaller iPad has nothing to do with iPhone screen size?
quote: What, so Google can have a monopoly? Android needs Apple.
quote: Your messiah is dead, and Apple will be going the way of the dodo as it should, or at least go back to a niche market.
quote: Tony, isn't Microsoft the reason that Apple is still alive now?
quote: Define "largest tech company."It seems to me that is not something that is measurable by one metric alone.
quote: uh, try again, tony. Apple was about to fold when microsoft gave them 150,000,000 $ as "an investment."
quote: quote: Tony, isn't Microsoft the reason that Apple is still alive now? Tony: No
quote: All this relates to profit, not size. Apple makes toys and if they were to stop all production, the world would go on without missing a beat. If MS were to suddenly shut down, the entire worlds ecomomy would crash. Even Apple wouldnt be able to make anything, becasue all of the plants that make all of the ipod/pad/phone and Macs ALL run 100% of their business on PC's. Apple isnt 1/100th the "size" of Microsoft. They are currently more profitable though. Good for them, and good for the industry, but dont mitake thier profit for importance or size.
quote: Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. - Philip K. Dick
quote: 'Retina' has a real scientific meaning - that being the level of pixels required such that the human eye can't distinguish the pixels at normal viewing distance.