Our already overburdened pockets may soon be subjected to even more strain.
Apple is reportedly developing an iPhone even larger than the already generous present offerings. According to Bloomberg, they intend to soon release the "largest iPhone ever" later on this year alongside an update to the iPhone X and a slightly cheaper model for those who don't think phone prices should have a comma.
How big, you ask?
Current iPhone Xs have screens that are about 5.8 inches diagonally, and the vast Samsung S9+ screen clocks in at 6.2 inches. The screen of the incoming "biggest ever", dubbed 'D33' in internal R&D reports, will measure 6.5 inches diagonally. Doesn't sound that that big a stretch, but boy does a little extra add up to a whole different experience.
It is, however, something you can get used to and then take for granted.
I wish my iPhone plus still felt as big as it did when I got it— liz (@lizzzzzie4) February 24, 2018
It should be mentioned that the overall size of the phone is expected to be on par with the existing iPhone 8, just with a much larger screen.
According to the rumors, the X Plus (or whatever it’s going to be called) would be as big as the actual Plus models—maybe a bit taller because of the 19.5:9 aspect ratio.— Elías Chao 🤷🏻♂️ (@iEliasChao) February 27, 2018
So it wouldn’t be much bigger in terms of the overall size. However, you’d get a much bigger screen.
Still, folks greeted the news with something of a theme.
And of course, there is that one liability that we're still groaning about.
Expect these phones to peek over the horizon Space Odyssey-style this year.