Hi everyone, First off, I'd like to say that while the title of this thread may seem antagonistic, its certainly not intended that way, and I'm honestly curious as to people's opinions on this. I worked for Apple for nearly 3 years a few years ago, as a Genius at a retail store in Australia. I was there around the time that larger screened devices were just starting to gain some traction (HTC Desire HD and Galaxy S2, to give you an idea). I worked at Apple for the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 launch. I owned a 4, and then a 4S. I jumped to a Galaxy S2 after the 4S because I wanted to see what the 'big screen' hype was about. Turns out I've enjoyed it and stayed. However, when I was working there, we heard from the Apple execs, as well as our own store managers that '3.5" is the perfect phone display size, because you can reach the whole screen with your thumb without having to change your grip.' Then the 5 came along, and even with a bigger screen, people were ok with it, and again, from the execs and managers we heard the same argument. Apple was so adamant for so, so long about the screen size being perfect, and that large displays were a gimmick. So it was surprising to see that after the announcement of the 6/6+, there was so much elation amongst not just Apple fans, but tech fans in general. Now even though I'm not an Apple user, I can appreciate the positive impact larger iPhones have on the market. That said - if any other developer/manufacturer was so staunchly against a concept, and then flipped on it (for example, if Android changed from open source to walled garden like iOS), there would be tremendous backlash. Many people would see Android's open-sourceness like Apple's smaller screen size...a unique advantage that isn't present in the competition. Apple was really the only one providing a top shelf product in a smaller footprint. So my question is this - how come backflipping on such a devout principle that Apple held for so many years was welcomed with praise? Having worked for Apple and gone through their product and design training, I know better than most how much passion and thought goes into their products, but this time around it seems like they buckled under the weight of expectation and abandoned their principles for it. Now don't get me wrong, this is not a comment on the positive or negative capabilities of the 6/6+. In fact, aside from the protruding camera ring (yuck), I think they both look great, and I'm sure they'll perform well, but this has been bugging me. Again, I apologise if this comes across as instigatory or confrontational, its certainly not meant to be.