Originally Posted by drewys808
Not sure why you continue to confuse the discussion, i.e. what does witnessing A PERSON watching a galaxy note then answering a smaller phone have anything to do with anything?
It's not just one person ever, it was one person I saw in this the 15 minutes I left my desk. I had I stayed out longer I may have seen many more. It has everything to do with it because A phablet is a fad, like tiny phones in the 90's. Initially I can see the attraction who doesn't like more viewing space – you then quickly realize this brick needs to be carried with you all the time... this thing that doesn't fit into pockets and makes you look like you are talking into a book. That stuff is what tablets are for... Mini's, mini Tab's, whatever. they work just great. Not all things need to be combined.
I apologize if I came across as insulting, but you are insulting me if you make an opinion contradicting mine and then you don't address your own statements, like this one:
What do you mean, "so what"? I made an opinion stressing some significance to the 40-somethings and you respond with "so what". How is that NOT insulting?
That's cool – keep in mind you are also a person who is contradicting my opinion... it's a two way street for respect. All water under the bridge. As far as the "so what" comment, this is what I mean. The issues with being able to se on the current screen is easily corrected within the Accessibility – Font size, contrast, zoom, button shapes, inverted colours and many others... depending on what particular thing a person may have. The people making decisions are 40+ and use the devices. Do you think Steve or Tim or Doug would have just said "I can't really see this email or read this button, but hey – it's not designed for me". No, I don't think so. I also mentioned how my Mother, who is 58, doesn't want a bigger screen and even thinks my 5s was too large saying "I don't want to have to carry that thing around". It wasn't insulting because I didn't insult you. I responded, you just didn't like my responses. That's fine.
You act as if just because people calling the shots at Apple are older, that all their business decisions are made empathetically to older people. Again, your logic is misguided.
And you are speaking like Apple only designs for youth when they actually design for the widest gamut of customers. They make items for the general audience, not every niche there is. Steve was not a young man and would not tolerate not being able to use their flagship device so that it only works with young people with good eyes.
If the book was on a 4" screen, then YES most would want to make the book bigger...like at least to a 4.9" screen.
No, they make the font bigger and increase the leading. No books are 4", true but they are also not back-lit, animated, interactive and full colour.
You're 100% free to have your own opinion, but when someone makes a comment that directly dismisses mine, I'd appreciate it if that person owns up to their statement and sticks relevantly to the topic. Again, I apologize if I insulted you...it's not my objective.
I believe that I did, but I also believe you don't want to hear what I'm saying because you want a larger phone. And that would be fine if there weren't other factors involved for apple to create a device like that; like fragmentation in screen size from a developer's standpoint to just name one. This is all hypothetical anyway as neither of us has sway with the company but my personal opinion is that if they are going to upheave the ecosystem from a screen size standpoint, there better be a better reason than just "some people like larger screens". Some people like NFC, but they aren't adopting it just for the speck, they have a better long term solution on deck. If that is the case for having a larger screen (having it tied to another solution), as I have said before I'm willing to hear it and eat my words. Guess we will see at WWDC.
Edited by websnap - 4/9/14 at 6:35am