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.