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      09-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by OOO View Post
The new iPhone is fugly. It looks exactly the same except taller. Why not wider also? Same endless row of apps.
I think it looks classy- very sleek and minimalist.

Why not wider?
1) Form factor. Convenient for women's tiny purses, slips into pockets easily, fits existing armbands and many other accessories
2) Efficient coding. Still 640 pixels wide, making it easily backwards-compatible with old apps with no programming challenges. The standardization is one of the things that makes Apple devices so efficient. I'm not sure what they're going to do to make future apps compatible with the short screen though.
3) Speculation: perhaps there'll be a jumbo iphone/ipad mini to fill the gap.

Another row of static icons, wow

iOS is so boring, it needs a change
Should the icons move around? Their big user interface change was optional voice control, which'll take a big step forward for iOS 6. This is a sensible direction for a touchscreen phone.