Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus preorders have set new records, and among the buyers are iPhone loyalists, who previously advocated for small display iPhones. They cited many arguments in favor, says a report from Quartz. It seems like Apple’s hardcore fans have accepted the fact that the company stuck too long on the smaller screen for the iPhone.
iPhone fans love what Apple makes
One of the reasons of this sudden inclination toward the larger display iPhone could be that Apple fanatics will buy anything that the company makes. Back in 2011, Samsung launched phablets such as the Galaxy Note with a display size of 5.3 inches and a stylus. Apple lovers registered their immediate dissatisfaction with the 3.5-inch iPhone 4S.
The late Steve Jobs called big phones “Hummers,” and was confident that no one was going to buy them. Just a year after the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 was launched with a 4-inch display and was an instant hit. Apple fans were excited to get a bigger screen on their favorite phone, and history is repeating itself with the iPhone 6 versions. Apple blogger John Gruber wrote at that time that the company had decided on the optimal size for an iPhone display in 2006.
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He added, “If they thought 4-inches was better, overall, as the one true size for the iPhone display, then the original iPhone would have had a 4-inch display.”
Apple loyalists failed to identify trend
Marco Arment, the creator of Instapaper, noted that Apple loyalists were not just wrong but also failed to identify the technological changes that were working behind the bigger phones in making them lighter and more useful.
“Big-screened phones were mediocre in 2011, but we failed to see that they wouldn’t always be,” Marco wrote. Back in 2011, those calling from a Galaxy Note in public were laughed at, but today making a call from the big phones is usual.
Former senior editor of Macworld Dan Frakes, who was determined to get his hands on the biggest iPhone ever made, said that previously it was believed that the bigger phones were silly, but users have largely evolved since then, along with the hardware.
According to The Onion, gone are the days to describe the iPhone 6 as a sleek, sophisticated, rounded rectangle phone against the Galaxy S5. The report noted that everyone is going to use bigger phones, and there is no more war of tastes.