Heres why Apple launched an iPhone with a small screen

Apple provided an explanation for using this size of the mobile. The firm said this screen size was the "most popular screen size" it's ever offered. Apple has recently shipped more than 500 million smartphones with this screen size and that is one of the major factors it wants to use a tiny handset

by Hari Aditya

Updated: Apr 16, 2020 16:44 IST

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Reason for the Size

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has also been considered a mobile pioneer and has usually got most stuff right. There is, though, one aspect Jobs — and Apple — needed to make a U-turn on. Jobs was questioned about large screen phones in 2010, and he ignored them claiming "nobody can purchase it" and "you can't get your hand around it." Big-screen phones have been the trend and every company has them in their lineups — even Apple. Large mobile phones really have all but disappeared from the horizon. That is before yesterday's launch of the latest iPhone SE.

Although some might say that a 4.7-inch screen isn't very tiny as the initial iPhone SE had a 4-inch monitor but it's as tiny as you can get in the times of today. Look at Samsung's iPhone 11 Pro Max with a 6.5-inch display, or the Galaxy S20+ with a huge 6.9-inch display. So yeah, it's simple to describe the iPhone SE as a small phone.

Apple provided an explanation for using this scale of the mobile. The company claimed this screen size was the "most popular screen size" it's ever offered. Apple has recently shipped over 500 million smartphones with this screen size and that is one of the major factors that want to go for a tiny handset. Apple introduced the device size of 4.7 inches for the iPhone 6 and then persisted for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8. With the iPhone X Apple gone large and hadn't looked back until yesterday when the new iPhone SE was released. Previously — before the iPhone 5s — it had a 4-inch monitor that surprisingly brought it back with the iPhone SE. The iPhone 6 has been one of the most popular models Apple has ever made, so perhaps it's not a surprise to see Apple going back to a 'small' phone. Size, as the cliché goes, does really matter.

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