This is probably going make me seem like an Apple fanboy (in the worst usage of the word) and it’s probably a good accusation – but I’ve linked a comment about the reason why Apple had the 3.5 inch screen form factor.
And now with the announcement of the iPhone 5, they’ve kept the same width, but increased the height. It wasn’t a mind-blowing announcement, but another iteration, much like the 4S was to the 4.
3.5 Inches | Dustin Curtis: “This is an example of one of those design decisions that you don’t usually notice until you see someone doing it wrong. It’s one of the things that makes Apple products Apple products.”
And to those who care not for technology and Apple updates, the thought of the day:
Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. And improvements in technology should seek to improve the way we live our lives. I remember being impressed with a friend’s phone but jokingly commenting that it was more of the same. He was a little offended but we had a good conversation about how “you are not your stuff” – that his phone was pretty impressive, but what was more impressive was the fact that it allowed him to simplify (or at least streamline) the way he lived.
I’m guilty of committing to one thing and then after a few days or weeks discovering something marginally better and wanting to shift to that, but with my newfound lack of free time, it’s become harder to justify the cost of significant investment for a marginal increase.
Is an extra row of icons and a slightly faster phone going to affect your life that much?
Of course, this is coming from a person who is currently 9 months into a 24 month contract. If I was on my 25th month, perhaps things would be different.