Apple Co-Founder Wants the iPhone 5 to Come in Two Sizes

For years Apple's iPhones have featured the same 3.5-inch screen. The iPhone 5 represents a small step forward with its 4-inch screen but retains the same width as its predecessors. However, after looking at smartphones that feature considerably larger screens, Steve Wozniak wishes the iPhone came in at least two sizes

"Here's where it bothers me. I walk into my phone stores: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and I see all these modern smartphones. Big, big, big, big, and there's the iPhone," he said during the First National Bank’s leadership summit. "If you compare the screen size right there in front of you, whether it means much or not, it may be fewer pixels, less information on the screen, but you get a feeling you're getting more with a larger screen."

Samsung seems to be implementing the exact strategy Wozniak discusses above; the firm recently confirmed a Galaxy S3 Mini, which accompanies the Galaxy S3 that features a 4.8-inch screen.

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  • in_the_loop
    This really was the big mistake apple made with the Iphone 5. T should have been sized to around 4.5 inches (like most Android handsets).
    Hardware like cpu and gpu doens't matter that much anymore, if anything, to most consumers.

    The only thing that really stands out as a dealbreaker is really the size of the screen itself.
    We all know how much easier it is to type on a bigger screen. And web-browsing is much better on a bigger device.
    So, Woz is spot on in this matter!
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  • jerm1027
    I really hate Apple, always have, but I respect Wozniak. I have to say the guy is spot on.
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  • in_the_loop
    This really was the big mistake apple made with the Iphone 5. T should have been sized to around 4.5 inches (like most Android handsets).
    Hardware like cpu and gpu doens't matter that much anymore, if anything, to most consumers.

    The only thing that really stands out as a dealbreaker is really the size of the screen itself.
    We all know how much easier it is to type on a bigger screen. And web-browsing is much better on a bigger device.
    So, Woz is spot on in this matter!
    18
  • Bloob
    S3 Mini is a joke.
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  • icemunk
    Yup, my boss got the Iphone 5 and I picked it up.. and it was just so tiny. Not my type of phone, that's for sure. It's great for women with smaller hands though.
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