There has been a demand for a bigger iPhone ever since there were bigger smartphones. Apple stuck with their 3.5-inch screens from the very first iPhone in 2007 all the way to the iPhone 4S in 2011.
It was not till the debut of the iPhone 5 in 2012 where they finally increased the screen size to a measly 4-inch, a time where the Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, HTC One, etc have been readily available as alternatives for people who demanded a larger screen. While Apple held on to the “familiar” design, shape, and size of their iPhones, they have lost quite a bit of the marketshare with their Android and Windows alternatives.
You see, over the years people have become very dependent on their smartphones to manage their work, personal, and social lives without having to tethered to a desktop, laptop or even a tablet nowadays. The bigger screens are pretty much a requirement for most people and a 4-inch iPhone just can’t seem to cut it. Just try watching anime when reading subtitles while on the treadmill at the gym. It’s pretty painful and I know this because I did it just about every day with my iPhone 5S!
This year, with the debut of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, things are a little different. With the release of the 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones, this changes everything… or does it?