Friday, September 12, 2014

The iPhone 6 ‘Bigger Than Bigger’??!?

Um, What?

I just received an email from Apple suggesting that I pre-order the new iPhone 6 or 6+ at the regular price, of course.  So, I checked it out.

Maybe it’s just me, but I thought the whole idea of the cell technology was to think small, compact, fit-in-your-pocket convenience and versatility.  

So, why are the phones getting bigger and bigger. At 5.5 inches, the iPhone 6+ close to the size of a Kindle, less than an inch smaller than my Nexus 7 droid e-reader, which comes in at 6.3 inches.  Hardly a comfortable fit for shirt, jeans, or a suit pocket.

I don’t understand how this is a real selling point. Doesn’t matter how light the thing is, it’s still big and I would think quite cumbersome. People tend to slip their phones in the back pocket of their shorts or jeans and I can see where there may be more than a few cracked cases if one forgets this thing is there.  I've seen this happen after too many margaritas at the restaurant. So, I know of what I speak.

Maybe Apple will introduce a line of holsters (too large to call them cases) to attach to your belt or sling over the shoulder for that quick-draw answering a call, or text.   

I see there are wide angle and telephoto clip-on lenses for iPhone -  - so what’s next?  Pretend you’re Cecil B. DeMille shooting video in Cinemascope with an anamorphic add-on lens? How far is this going to go?

Just a rhetorical, really.  And people are waiting in all kinds of weather for this thing to go on sale.  It boggles the mind.  Truly, it does. 

I’m happy with my iPhone 4 because it does everything I need, plus more than I’ll ever use.  I like it best because it was a FREE upgrade through my carrier. I think I’ll stick with this smaller one until they discontinue support for it.

And so it goes.



  1. hell, my pre-paid cell phone doesn't even take pictures! but I can text and voice; that's all I need.

  2. Depending on your carrier they will be offering you the 5s for a free upgrade next month.

  3. I'm going for the bigger is better. I have my man purse and I'm ready!

  4. I too like the size of my present phone. Keep in mind one reason they are getting bigger is they are not really 'phones' but mini-computers and people want them to do more and more. There is a lot of jokes running around the internet about the difficulty to get six inches into your pants.

  5. Yes I am disappointed in the larger size. I think my iPhone 5 is perfect and do not want anything larger in my pocket. I'm due an upgrade so figured I'd just get a 5s since it's the same size as my 5, BUT apple will no longer make the 5s in a 64 Gb, 32 will be the largest, I have 40Gb already on my 5 so the 6 will be my only choice.
    I agree that better technology should equal smaller sizes. I have an iPad for when I need larger...


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