Apple is reportedly testing the 5-inch iPhone Maxi
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The iPhone 5 has been released only a few short months ago, but the tech community can’t still get enough of it. Nevertheless, Cupertino ...
The iPhone 5 has been released only a few short months ago, but the tech community can’t still get enough of it. Nevertheless, Cupertino seems to be moving on and according to some recent information, has started preparations to release other pieces of technology.
CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets stated in a research note released this week that the tech giant is more likely to launch a larger version of the iPhone than a cheaper model, in order to maintain its top-notch brand image. More than that, the firm believes that Cupertino is actively testing four new models of its iconic smartphone. First off, we have a revamped version of the iPhone 5 dubbed the iPhone 5S and a iPhone 5 version that features a wider screen nicknamed “iPhone Maxi” (the screen is supposedly sized between 4.8 and 5 inches). The other two versions are apparently two iPhone Mini lower end models.
Even if publications such as the Wall Street Journal deem the release of a iPhone Mini more possible, CLSA maintains that the Maxi version is probably what the tech giant is going to launch after all. Head of technology research at CLSA, Nicolas Baratte, explained the position taken up by the firm:
“(In contrast) giving consumers choices of a regular iPhone and of an iPhone Maxi sized about 5 inches appears simpler and shouldn't lead to significantly lower margins.”
CLSA concluded that if Cupertino would include the iPhone Mini and the iPhone Maxi in its portfolio, the company could end up selling up to 286 million iPhones by 2014. The current estimate is somewhere around 202 million.
actually it was the 4/4s that was suppose to be the perfect size and that they would never go to a bigger screen
that was when they did a few videos showing how you can go from one side of the screen all the way across to
the other side with only 1 hand. and how you can type with 1 hand due to being able to reach the whole keyboard.
but to be totally honest here. i rarely see anyone type on the iphone with 1 hand. now im not saying it can't
be done. im just saying i rarely see it. 9 times out of 10 when i see someone typing on their iphone they are
using 2 hands. a few of my freinds have android phones with swipe and they have no problem typing with 1 hand.
and the reason this is possible is because with swipe you don't need to actually hit every key on the keyboard
all you have to do is get close to the key you want to type. and swipe will take care of the rest.
Coming from a nexus that had a 4.5 inch screen I do miss the bigger screen at times. But I find it harder to use one hand on the iphone5 then my old nexus. Mainly cause the back button on apple is usually in the upper left corner and I use my right hand. On a android you have a back button down at the bottom. If apple goes to a 5 inch they might want to re think the software to have back button in closer reach of one hand use.