The best iPhone

For a long time before the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came out, I heard from a number of people that “larger phones are just better and you just wait and see because our large-phone future will be glorious to behold.” That’s not verbatim, but it’s pretty close. The actual quote had something about the blood of the unbelievers running through the streets or words to that effect.

I like my iPhone 6 well enough, but having used it for six months am I ready to fully submit to our large screen overlords? Not in the least. The large screen is the one thing I don’t like about it. It frustrates me daily. Reachability does not work consistently enough to be reliable and I can’t reach the upper right corner without that thumb-extension surgery which my health plan doesn’t cover.

Turns out (turns out) the large screen superiority is simply a matter of preference. The large-screen zealots bent on the destruction of our reachable-corner way of life were wrong.

So, if Apple makes a 4-inch iPhone 6c in plastic, will I go with that? Eesh. Maybe? I’ve held the iPhone 5c and the build quality is terrific. Apart from the laughable 8 GB of space, it’s a nice phone even if it has an outdated feature set. I find the color choices a bit off-putting, however, and if a 6c has 2014 internals, that would likewise be a knock. If I can’t get one with at least 32 GB, then forget it.

I want an iPhone with a 4-inch screen, but in the end I’m going to buy what I think is the best iPhone. That’s what I did before the iPhone 6 and that’s what I’ll continue to do. I can’t say that one feature is a deal breaker without knowing what all the options are. I hope there will be a 4-inch iPhone this year in metal with the majority of the new features, but I doubt that will happen.