According to a new study out of Strategy Analytics, customers in the US and UK “prefer device screens in the 4.0-inch to 4.5-inch range, as long as the device is also thin.” This isn’t very surprising – look at any of the iPhone rumors of late, and you’re bound to see something about a larger display somewhere.
But what I’m wondering is, is a bigger display worth sacrificing a thin body? We saw with the new iPad that Apple is willing to make a device thicker to accommodate a higher-resolution screen, and the same is probably true of screen size. But, how would you feel if the next iPhone was a few millimeters fatter but had a 4-inch display?
Personally, I wouldn’t be too happy about that. One of my favorite things about the iPhone is the fact that it packs a crazy amount of features into a crazy portable device. No matter how subtle it is, if Apple starts making the device bigger, it messes with that. I really think the current display size on the iPhone is perfectly fine, and don’t really want Apple to raise it unless the overall footprint of the iPhone stays the same.
What are your thoughts on this? Let me know in the comments section below or on twitter.
Via: 9to5 Mac