The iPhone Size Evolution: How We Got To Where We Are

ROFL 28-09-2014

All the way back in 2007, Steve Jobs stepped in front of a crowd and announced the original iPhone. It came with a 3.5 inch screen, and we’ve certainly come a long way since then, which the company just releasing a 5.5 inch monster known as the iPhone 6 Plus Should You Buy The Bigger iPhone 6 Plus? The term "phablet" very much applies to Apple's recently announced iPhone 6 Plus, but there's more to it than just a bigger screen. Read More .

How did we get here? Let’s take a look back at how the sizes changed up to the iPhone 5S. If you’re an iPhone fan Apple's Big Event: iPhone 6, Watch & New Wireless Payment System Finally, the rumours are confirmed: two new larger iPhones and a smart timepiece known simply as the Apple Watch are on the way. Read More , you just might feel you’re watching a family member grow up. If not, you might just wonder why it took so long for the phones to grow in the first place.

On which side do you fall?

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Related topics: iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus.

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  1. Joe
    September 30, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I don't like when a phone is too big to control with one hand. Not only is it too fiddly, but it also doesn't fit comfortably into my pocket - I don't want anything too bulky!

  2. Leah
    September 29, 2014 at 1:13 am

    I agree with the Samsung commercial. Apple saw what was good with the Galaxy lines and copied that into their phone. No qualms with that. What I don't like is how Apple acts like they were the ones who created tablets and so forth...I had a tablet TWO years before Apple came out with theirs.

    So, when discussing "how we got here" you have to mention what other companies have done.

    • Phanbouy
      September 29, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      So you want them to mention other brand tablets on the evolution of the iphone....

      You realise that makes no sense at all?

    • Chinmay S
      September 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Apple never said that they created tablets, they just added another dimension.

    • Leah
      October 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      OK, you got me there. But, they and their fans acted like they did.

      (this is more about the new phone and how they think they're on to something new when other companies were there first).

    • Leah
      October 2, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      No, I don't want them to mention other brand names. I don't believe I implied that at all.

  3. Shane C
    September 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    some things with the iphone are good and some bad just like the android series of phones. but i dont like how its just now starting to put control into the hands of users. even some issues with how much freedom you get with android and how some people take advantage to make spamware and such, they both have their major flaws but the one thing that really made me an android user was the smug that apple brings. i've had the HTC one max for a year now and have still not ran into any smug around it but wow i had an ipod 4 gen and wow how so many people felt self righteous over having something with the apple logo. i know its not all apple users but it is most of them atleast it is every apple user ive known that put themselves on a pedestal for owning one. i'm not saying what i say is absolute just that this is my experience and opinion

  4. Lee
    September 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I bought a 6. Now don't very my wrong, I don't regret it. I like the bigger screen. It fits more you can set easier, all of that good stuff. But I don't like it, it's too big. Hard to use with one hand. Lying in bed is difficult to hold and scroll or touch everywhere you need to, even with the slide down thingy.

    I definitely won't be going back, but after 3 days, I miss the small screen.

    • Chinmay
      September 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      First you said you like the bigger screen and then you said you don't like it because it's too big. What do you want to tell?

  5. Jon
    September 28, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I still have an iPhone 4, and just this morning, lying in bed, pulling down my notification manager, then opening an icon on the bottom of the screen, I couldn't help but wonder how my phone usage will change when I get my Moto X. It is probably hard to get across just how nervous I am about changing to a larger screen. I have long felt that the iPhone 5 screen was too tall even. I know and understand why people want larger screens (and why my own eyes now need one), but on the other hand, a phone is a phone is a phone. There are some times when holding it with two hands just is not possible or practical. This push to larger screens cannot, I am sure, be the result of people actually _preferring_ to have a monster in their pocket--but the trade-offs...

    I dunno. I'll be joining their ranks here shortly... but I'm holding on to my iPhone 4 just in case.

    • Leah
      September 29, 2014 at 1:15 am

      I agree. I have a Samsung Galaxy III and I think the screen on that can be a little big. We should remember we want to carry these things around. I would like mine to fit in my purse as well as the pocket of my pants. If my phone was any bigger it wouldn't and my pockets are normal size.