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DED your chart doesn't show the information you wrote in the article. Just FYI.
 There was an article on AI not long ago by none other than DED that stated that Samsung's flagship S4 and Note series equaled 2/3 of the volume of the iPhone.  I don't think it's possible that all of LG's, Sony's, HTC's, and Motorola's flagships' combined sales don't equal the remaining third of iPhone sales, and all of those flagships have the large screens you dislike so much.  But let's say you don't think the sales of flagships will quite equal the iPhone's, so...
 Here you go Soli.  I calculated the size of the bezels of all the devices on that list.  It's not perfectly accurate because I made the calculations assuming all the devices have flat sides.  The first picture shows them ordered by side bezels smallest to largest.  The second is top/bottom bezels smallest to largest. The iPhones have reasonably small side bezels as of the 5/5s, but the top and bottom bezels are relatively enormous thanks to the home button and requirement...
 Now you want to reduce the bezels.   People want a larger screen because of the benefits like better readability, a more immersive experience, and more information viewable at once.  They have decided that those benefits outweigh the decrease in one-handed usability.  That said, larger screens than what is on the iPhone can still comfortably be used with one hand, though maybe less comfortably.  The Moto X is the prime example.  It's well within the range of one-handed...
This is an exciting rumor!  The iPhone has way too much bezel right now.  I don't expect it to have no bezel at all because from what I've read, there has to be some margin to leave space for side buttons.  LG gave that as the reason for the transition to its backside button placement on the G2, which has the smallest bezels yet on a phone that I'm aware of.
It looks like they went with the Google style card interface, which I find odd since the Android version is actually less Google-ish.
That's fair, but it's not how I interpret his post.
 I think it's unreasonable to call them new product categories, except maybe the iPad (I don't know whether there were tablets before the iPad, but I've heard there were).  The iPhone was a smartphone, which existed before.  It might even be categorized as a touchscreen smartphone, but that wasn't a new category either.  What set the iPhone apart was that it was the first good touchscreen smartphone, but "good touchscreen smartphones" isn't a product category.  When Apple...
And neither will Google...
 Right now they have a market cap of $446.73 billion, which means that they would have to take on a couple hundred billion dollars in debt to take the company private.  Let's say it would require a $300 billion loan at 5% per year over 15 years.  That profit per quarter would be diminished by $7.117 billion per quarter simply to service the debt, and it would only get worse if the interest rate were higher or the term shorter.  With the remaining $6 billion in profit they...
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