» Too big?

John Gruber in his review of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus:

One week in and I’m still unsure about the size of the iPhone 6 relative to that of my iPhone 5S, but I’m very sure about the size of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus: it’s too big for my taste.

I ordered the iPhone 6. And I’m more trepidatious about this iPhone upgrade than any other. I’m on record with my doubts about the larger form factor but I justified it with four reason:

  1. I thought I should try it after being so negative about it.
  2. My eyesight isn’t what it used to be and I thought choosing a larger font on a larger screen would be more palatable.
  3.  I was looking forward to the slight bump in battery life.
  4. The only feature I’ve been jealous of Android phones for is thinness. And the iPhone 6 is thinner than the 5s.

I am disappointed that the 4-inch iPhone didn’t see any kind of upgrade, it was just slid down the line like every last year’s model before it. For someone who covers technology and who paid for the Verizon Edge plan so he could get a new phone every year, getting the 6 was the only real choice.

Friday’s going to be interesting.

[Updated to add the fourth reason.]