Social Saturday: Does the iPhone need a bigger screen?

Facebook user Daniel O. asks “If Apple released a new iPhone with a different design but same 3.5 inch screen would your still buy it? What would be your reason as to why you bought it? Stability? Performance?”

The screen on Apple’s flagship handset has been a topic of discussion since the first iPhone hit the market in ’07. The reception of the large, beautiful touch screen has largely been positive, but recently, with the slew of smartphones coming out with 4-inch screens and above, Apple has come under fire for keeping the iPhone’s screen at 3.5-inches.

What’s more, as we draw closer to the summer and the launch of the next iPhone, more customers are getting vocal about what they’d like to see. Most of the things I’ve read seem to suggest that Apple’s user base feels it’s time for the company to up the screen size. And, while I do agree that a larger screen would be nice, I really wouldn’t mind another iPhone rockin’ a 3.5-inch screen.

Even though it’s a bit smaller than a lot of the other phones out there, the iPhone’s screen is undeniably awesome. In fact, the sharp, bright Retina display gives any screen out there- no matter the size – a run for its money. So, to answer your question, I would buy an iPhone with the same screen size if it offered some other really cool new features. The size of the screen doesn’t really play a factor in my decision – I wouldn’t have upgraded to the 4S even if it came with a 4-inch screen because I didn’t think the new features were worth the money. But if the iPhone 6 has a sleek new design, a handful of awesome features, is priced fairly, and has a 3.5-inch screen, I’d totally get it.

In fact, I’d rather Apple keep the screen size the same than upgrade it to like 4.5-inches or higher. Some of the Android phones out there are, with their crazy big screens, are more like tablets than cell phones. I want something I can carry around in my pocket comfortably.

What do you guys think? Would a 3.5-inch screen keep you from buying the next iPhone? Let me know in the comments section below or on twitter!

Thanks Daniel for the question! If you think you have a question or thought that would make a good article, you can submit it to be part of Social Saturday in one of two ways. Either tweet it to me at any time with the hashtag #SocialSaturday, or comment on the Social Saturday post on our Facebook page on Saturday morning.

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