I gotta say, I'm pretty disappointed the new iPhone still has so much wasted space above and below the screen, that could have been used to implement a longer/bigger screen instead (less wasted real estate). When the iPhone/iPod Touch first came out, it was the best looking smart phone/touch based mp3 player, with the best looking interface on the market. Unfortunately, I no longer believe that to be the case. Am I alone in thinking that as far as looks are concerned, each iPhone revision looked worse than the last, while the competitors have consistently made their phones look better and better, and their screens look bigger and bigger with less and less wasted real estate on the front I've held the Zune HD and the HTC phones with thin bezels in landscape mode plenty of times. It's not difficult to hold the Zune or the HTC phones in landscape mode. It wouldn't be difficult for the iPhone either. http://www.coolhunting.com/images/HTC-Touch-Diamond-6-View.jpg I still think the Zune HD is the best looking mobile device on the market today... And I certainly still don't understand why the black bars above and below the screen on the iPhone need to be so large, the screen could instead be longer. The home button could be made smaller or slimmer. The speakers could be shifted upwards. Something akin to this (but thicker, I just want a bigger screen with less wasted real estate on the front of the next iPhone, I don't mind the new iPhone's thickness)... I definately don't understand why it seems like Apple took a step backwards in terms of aesthetics with the new iPhone (and didn't atleast waste less space on the phone's front). There was never a laptop that looks sexier than the Macbook Pros. As competitors updated their designs, Apple improved their designs as well so that they always stayed ahead of the competition. There was never an mp3 player that looked sexier than the iPods. As competitors updated their designs, Apple improved their designs as well so that they always stayed ahead of the competition. There was no smartphone that looked sexier than the iPhone when the iPhone first came out. But Apple has allowed competitors to eclipse Apple's iPhone (and iPod Touch) in this area.