With the iPhone 13 just around the corner, there is one reason why you need to put off buying one at least until 2022.
Apple is set to launch the iPhone 13 in just a few weeks and people are starting to get excited about it. A lot of talks have already circulated highlighting the possible tech upgrades it carries. From a smaller notch to bigger battery capacity and even improved chip efficiency. But there is one reason you might want to hold off on that new iPhone.
This is the case if you are one of those people who prefers a smaller-sized iPhone.
Evolution of iPhone sizes
It’s hard to imagine that when The iPhone launched in 2007, it only had a 3.5” display screen. It was not until the iPhone 5 in 2012 did Apple kick up that screen size to 4”. The iPhone 6 offered a slightly bigger display at 4.7” but the iPhone X jumped up to a whopping 5.8” display. From there on, it just kept getting bigger and bigger. Nowadays, the iPhone 12 Pro Max almost doubles that with a 6.7” screen.
Small screen iPhones
But in all these, Apple still puts out smaller-sized iPhones. And this was the case in 2016 when the company came out with the iPhone SE at 4.7” display. For most, this was the perfect size for a number of reasons. It fit perfectly in their hands and even their pockets. But with the units only getting bigger and bigger, will the iPhone SE come with an update as well?
Why was the iPhone SE a hit?
Many people would wonder why people prefer smaller iPhone units when the biggest size comes at a 6.7” display. Here are a few reasons why and they actually make a lot of sense.
- Some people have small hands. The iPhone SE was just perfect in that it fits their hands and their pockets as well. Speaking of pockets, smaller iPhones will have a smaller chance of sliding out of your pocket. This is more for men who keep their iPhones in their pockets compared to women with clutch bags to hold even a big phone.
- Small hands holding big phones usually require a 2-handed operation. This is something of a nuisance for people.
- The iPhone SE’s screen was just far away from its edges where accidental activation was not much of a problem.
- If you have small hands and using a big iPhone, you might need to buy a case with more grip on the edges so it does not frequently fall off from your hands.
Any word on the release of a new iPhone SE?
This is a bit of a waiting game if you prefer the iPhone SE. As it is, the current line-up of iPhone 13 to be launched only has the iPhone mini at 5.4” display. So far, this is the smallest in the line-up with the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro at 6.1”, and iPhone 13 Pro Max giving the biggest size at 6.7” display size.
Rumors have it that iPhone SE has an update coming in 2022. But insiders believe that this will be early in the year. This means you really don’t have to wait that long and should have a new iPhone SE-sized phone early next year.
Why is Apple putting out bigger iPhones?
There are a lot of reasons why Apple choose to produce bigger iPhone units. There are actually valid reasons behind it. Some of them are:
- Tech upgrades require a bigger unit to house in all the hardware it needs to function. As Apple puts in bigger and more exciting upgrades on new iPhones, it requires bigger units for it.
- More people are consuming different types of media using their iPhones. This includes photos and movies where a bigger screen matters. People have more of a cognitive grasp and can connect emotionally when looking at a bigger screen.
- The health crisis forced people to stay indoors more and having a bigger screen to attend to both work and social needs make it easier.
So while there is an obvious need to produce bigger iPhone models, there are still iPhone users who prefer to have a smaller unit in their hands – and pocket.
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Nancy Thompson says
This info is very helpful. I now have a Samsung S9 but have been wanting to go back to Apple.