- May 18, 2012
Do you also complain you cant use the iPad one handed?Not making this phone full screen is a missed opportunity by Apple, I believe.
I prefer to operate phones one handed and have normal sized male hands.
Even I struggle to reach the top left corner (right if you’re left handed) on the iPhone 6/7/8 series models - never mind the Plus versions.
My Mum has an SE however (on my recommendation) and loves it.
Keeping the body the same size but making it full screen would allow all but people with the smallest hands to operate this phone single handedly.
It would also open it up to a wider customer base - including perhaps me as someone who has always bought flagships but now questions the value proposition of $1000 plus iPhones.
PS - shame it’s losing the Jack too, but that’s the way the industry has moved sadly.
It would have to be so cheap that it's only real use is landfill. Apple should stop including chargers and wired headphones and lower their retail price to the cost of manufacturing +10%. How many 5w iPhone chargers have passed thru your hands and into the recycle bin?
Been calling this for awhile. I think the new SE will basically look like a shrunken down iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Love it or hate it, the iPhone 5S design is now dated, and it would be a no-brainer for Apple to bring the SE's design in line with the rest of the iPhone lines.
If they do actually do this, I will seriously consider getting rid of my huge 7 Plus. I used an iPhone 5S before I bought a 7 Plus, and I miss the smaller size.
Again though, they did that exact thing in 2015. iPhone 6s had the A9, six months later the SE had the A9My only proof is logic. They aren't going to put the A11 in it with almost 6 months to go before flagship phones have the A12. iPhone X has the A11 right and SE will have it next month? No.
Apple will start differentiating their phones based partly on their phenomenal silicon.
I'm somewhat surprised that people still care this much about the 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple includes EarPods with a Lightning connector and the 3.5mm dongle in the iPhone box. Even my wife who is a naysayer when it comes to technological change (if she had her way, we'd still be using Windows XP at home) has gotten along just fine with the iPhone 7.
There are only two use cases I've come across where the 3.5mm jack came to mind. First, since you need to set your device to airplane mode on flights, you can't use Bluetooth. If you're fine with EarPods, this is a non-issue, but if you use noise cancelling headphones (e.g., Bose QC35s) you'll need the dongle to connect them to the device. Is this a marginal inconvenience? Sure, but I'm only forced to wire in when on a flight and the dongle fits easily inside the QC35 case.
The second instance is that I have legacy technology, in particularly a PayPal card reader, that connects via the 3.5mm headphone jack. The newer readers for chip cards and NFC all connect via Bluetooth, so this really won't be an issue once I upgrade to a newer (and more secure) credit card processing unit.
If Apple believes in a wireless future, they have to include a pair of wireless headphones at some point.
Then i may be swapping my iPhone 8.... i want small again......