The iPhone 6 Plus Isn't "Too Big" For Women
Why was this ever a real argument anyone had?
The iPhone 6 Plus is making waves everywhere with how large it is, how "unwieldy" it must seem in comparison to the iPhone 6, and other strange remarks, despite favorable reviews and the inclination that it could well be one of the greatest current smartphones/phablets on the market. There's this bizarre rumor swirling around the mainstream press outlets, and it makes little sense: the iPhone 6 Plus is "too big for women."
The iPhone 6 Plus features a massive 5.5-inch screen, which has caused some outlets to beg the question "Is this phone too big for womens' jeans pockets?" or similarly inane questions that seem to operate under the ridiculous notion that women simply don't carry their smartphones anywhere other than their pockets. For starters, while it is understandable that a larger device might spell out the refusal to purchase the iPhone 6 Plus among some circles, it's simply farcical to declare that the phone is "too large" for women.
Despite the issue of larger storage spaces being necessary for women to stow the phone, there have been complaints about a larger screen size being frustrating when it comes to smaller hands. Apple's already covered this, with the new set of features meant to ensure the larger screens are still accessible for those with smaller hands -- and that's doesn't just include women. The "Reachability" feature ensures that everything on the top half of the display can be slid down to the bottom when a user double-taps the Home button. They've thought about the cons of having a larger screen and are doing their best to accommodate -- but why this is any different from phones like the Note or other larger smartphones is beyond me.
It's true that there are things those with larger hands can do with the iPhone 6 Plus and other phablets, but that doesn't mean the phones are large because they're meant to shut women out, or to shut men with smaller hands out from using them. They're larger because it's an advancement that so many smartphone users want. They're larger because it's the next logical step up. And if you're looking for small, it's still out there. It's called the iPhone 6, and it's the same size you're used to -- whether you've got doll hands or gorilla mitts.
But let's cease saying that the iPhone 6 Plus is "too small for women," because with all of the issues facing women in tech and the entertainment sphere these days, the size of a phone is hardly the biggest problem we've got to debate.