Apple iPhones have increased by 5% every year since 2007 and would be larger than a bottle of wine by 2040 if the trend continues
- Apple’s new iPhone 12 Pro Max is 6.7 inches high, almost twice as original
- The iPhone has grown five percent each year since its debut in 2007
- If the trend continues, they will be bigger than a woman’s hand by next year
- By 2040, the iPhone would be 17.5 inches, larger than a keyboard or a wine bottle
- Samsung Galaxy has doubled from 3.2 inches in 2009 to 6.4 inches F41 released this month
The new iPhone 12 Pro Max has a screen that is 6.7 inches high, which is almost twice the size of the original iPhone, which was released in 2007.
A new study suggests that if this dimensioning trend continues, Apple smartphones could be bigger than a MacBook in 20 years.
Phone accessory company Wrappz analyzed the development of smartphones from Apple, Samsung and other top manufacturers.
According to its results, the iPhone has grown five percent every year since its debut in 2007.
At that speed, the world’s most popular smartphone will be larger than a woman’s hand in 2021 and larger than a man’s by 2024 – it would be 17.5 inches long or almost one and a half feet.
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The iPhone started out a little bigger than a credit card. However, if Apple continues to increase its size by five percent a year, it will be bigger than a Mac keyboard in 20 years.
‘From camera quality to advances in technology networking, we’ve seen the iPhone incorporate a number of changes since its launch in 2007,’ said Wrappz. ‘Perhaps the most notable change we have seen, however, has been its increase in size.’
While the first iPhone in 2007 had a screen size of only 3.5 inches, the recently announced iPhone 12 Pro Max is almost twice as big as 6.7 inches. In total, this corresponds to an increase of 91 percent and an average growth of 5 percent from year to year. ”
Apple kept the iPhone at 3.5 inches until the iPhone 5, which boasted a 4-inch screen.
It maintained this size until 2014, when the iPhone 6 Plus hit the market at 5.5 inches long.
The first iPhone (left) had a screen size of only 3.5 inches, while the new iPhone 12 Pro Max (right) is almost twice as big as 6.7 inches. In total, that equates to an increase of 91 percent and an average growth of 5 percent from year to year, according to studies by phone accessory company Wrappz.
The average woman’s hand is 6.8 inches, while the typical adult male’s hand is 7.6 inches.
If the iPhone follows its current trajectory, it will be 6.9 inches next year and 7.9 inches by 2024.
‘Although a large screen size provides a good user experience, it is clear to see that a compromise is needed in the coming years to ensure that smartphones remain practical,’ said Wrappz director Liam Williams in a statement.
‘As research continues to evolve cutting-edge technology, Apple wants to stay one step ahead of its competitors in implementing the latest technological advances over the next two decades.’
If Apple continues to increase the size of its iPhone by 5 percent a year, the popular device by 2040 would be one and a half feet. (Artist’s reproduction shown)
Other popular smartphones are also growing up: the Huawei P1 clocked in at 4.3 inches when it was introduced in 2012, while the current Huawei Mate 40 is almost 6.6 inches high, an increase of 4 percent per year.
Google unveiled its Pixel 5 smartphone in late September. The latest iteration is 6 inches long, 20 percent higher than the original Pixel
The Google Pixel was 5 inches high when it debuted in 2016, while the new Pixel 5 is 6 inches – an overall growth of 20 percent.
The Samsung Galaxy has doubled in size, meanwhile, from modest 3.2 inches in 2009 to 6.4 inches F41 released this month.
In a recent survey conducted by the Android Authority, 75 percent of those surveyed said they thought phones were getting too big.
As Wrappz points out, larger phones are not just difficult, they can cause various damages – including ‘smartphone pink’, ‘tech neck’ and ‘text claw’ – especially among younger users.