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Why the iPhone may never have a bigger screen

Before the announcement of the iPhone 4S last week, some of the speculation surrounding the proposed iPhone 5 was the screen size. There are many iPhone fans that would prefer a slightly bigger display on their device, and we now have a report why the iPhone may never have a bigger screen.

While the latest iPhone display remained the same size Android devices seem to be getting bigger and bigger. The iPhones biggest rival the Samsung Galaxy S II has an almost 4.3-inch screen, and according to an article on Redmond Pie the size of the iPhone is down to how it is used.

Designer Dustin Curtis has been spending some time with the Galaxy S II, and feels the size of the iPhone allows for a device that is much easier to use with one hand. He found that having a larger screen made it more difficult to use with only one hand, and with the iPhone you can reach the other side of the screen with your thumb.

But on the Galaxy S II this couldn’t be achieved by him, and he has also used the Samsung Nexus S and the HTC HD7. Using these two handsets he also struggled with one hand operation, but he does admit he has small hands though. He stated that reaching up for the notification drawer on the Nexus S was a difficult task.

Curtis feels that Apple won’t be increasing the size of the iPhone screen anytime soon, and won’t follow the trend where bigger is better. It will all come down to personal preference, and personally I have no problem using the 4.3-inch display on my handset with one hand so Apple could well increase screen size next time round.

Would you prefer a bigger screen on the iPhone?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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