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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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  • 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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  • assasin32
    I want a battery life that makes the phone usable for a change. I had to drop in a battery that had 2.7x capacity in my Incredible, stock battery didn't cut it. And I don't think any stock smartphone will cut it for me. I use my phone for everything except the part about it being a phone generally, to me it's a tool and I want to be able to use it whenever I need it and not have to worry about battery life. Just wish a company get that one right for a change.

    Don't need the slimmest thing on the market in fact make it slightly bulkier and in that extra bulk cram in a bigger battery, if they designed it with that in mind I don't see any reason why they can't increase battery life greatly while increasing bulk minimally.
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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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  • acadia11
    I think the big phones look awkward personally. My 3.5 in screen is plenty for what I do, occassionaly surf, I don't watch movies or really read books on it, sometimes I read a book but I actually have a kindle and my ipad for that sort of stuff. My phone is my emergency net connection device , it's not my main viewer.
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  • jankeke
    assasin32I want a battery life that makes the phone usable for a change. I had to drop in a battery that had 2.7x capacity in my Incredible, stock battery didn't cut it. And I don't think any stock smartphone will cut it for me. I use my phone for everything except the part about it being a phone generally, to me it's a tool and I want to be able to use it whenever I need it and not have to worry about battery life. Just wish a company get that one right for a change.Don't need the slimmest thing on the market in fact make it slightly bulkier and in that extra bulk cram in a bigger battery, if they designed it with that in mind I don't see any reason why they can't increase battery life greatly while increasing bulk minimally.
    I totally agree with you. More battery and less thin.
    If the phone keep getting slimmer they will be hard to pick up from a table. ^^

    BTW the Galaxy Note has a huge battery and the Note 2 (3100 Mah I think) even more so. You can easily use it heavily all day.
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  • halcyon
    The iPhone is not bad kit, the screen increase is nice and the phone is still quite pocket-able for those that place stock in that. However, the SGS3's screen is like going to an all-you-can-eat buffet. It's gorg-e-ous. Maybe, that's what makes it so hard to put down. Maybe its the luster of that huge slab of GorillaGlass2. Maybe its the slickness of ICS doing its thing. Who knows. Sooner or later more iPeople are going to start noticing these things...and Apple will be trying to play catch up as they appear to be doing with their 7" MiniPad.
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  • murzar
    Such unhealthy journalistic bias towards Apple!

    There are thousands other tech companies coming out with actual innovative stuff!
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  • cats_Paw
    Yeah, but they dont have as much money as apple, and it dosent get ppl to write over in those articles as much as in apple ones :D.
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