updated 09:22 am EDT, Thu July 3, 2014
Apple apparently abandoning one-handed smartphones
A new video from Chinese site iFanr (below) shows an alleged 4.7-inch cover panel for the iPhone 6 in comparison with an iPhone 5s. While the part appears no different than the ones in a recent leak, the video does give a sense of how much larger an iPhone 6 might feel in the hand. It suggests that Apple is conceding on a former design principle, which was that a person should be able to reach all four corners of a phone's screen with their thumb.
Apple is however playing catch-up with the rest of the smartphone industry in terms of size. Whereas most Android and Windows Phone devices are at least 4.5 inches, and increasingly over 5, even the iPhone 5s is still just 4 inches. Apple is believed to be working on a 5.5-inch iPhone as well.