Apple iPhones have increased by 5% every year since 2007 and will be larger than a bottle of wine by 2040 if the trend continues
- Apple’s new iPhone 12 Pro Max is 6.7 inches tall, almost twice the 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 will be 17.5 inches larger than a keyboard or a bottle of wine
- The Samsung Galaxy doubled from 3.2 inches in 2009 to the 6.4-inch F41 released this month
The new iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch screen, which is almost twice the size of the original iPhone, launched in 2007.
A new study suggests that if this sizing trend continues, Apple’s smartphones could be bigger than a MacBook in 20 years.
The phone accessories company Wrappz analyzes the development of smartphones from Apple, Samsung and other leading manufacturers.
According to his findings, the iPhone has grown by five percent each year since its debut in 2007.
At this speed, the most popular smartphone in the world will be larger than a woman’s hand by 2021 and larger than a man’s hand by 2024 – it will be 17.5 inches or almost a meter and a half long.
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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 larger than a Mac keyboard in 20 years.
“From the quality of the camera to the advancement of technology networks, we’ve seen the iPhone make a number of changes since its launch in 2007,” Wrappz said. “However, perhaps the most noticeable change we’ve seen is the 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 the size of 6.7 inches. Overall, this equates to a 91% increase and an average growth of 5% on an annual basis. ‘
Apple supports the 3.5-inch iPhone next to the iPhone 5, which boasts a 4-inch screen.
It maintained this size until 2014, when the iPhone 6 Plus came on the market with a length of 5.5 inches.
The first iPhone (left) had a screen size of only 3.5 inches, while the new iPhone 12 Pro Max (right) is almost twice the size of 6.7 inches. Overall, this equates to a 91% increase and an average growth of 5% on an annual basis, according to a study by telephone accessories company Wrappz.
The average woman’s hand is 6.8 inches, while the typical older man’s hand is 7.6 inches.
If the iPhone follows its current trajectory, it will be 6.9 inches by next year and 7.9 inches by 2024.
“Although the large size of the display offers a great user experience, it is clear to see a trade-off in the coming years to ensure that smartphones remain practical,” Wrappz director Liam Williams said in a statement.
“As research continues to develop state-of-the-art technology, Apple will strive to stay one step ahead of its competitors by implementing the latest technical advances over the next two decades.
If Apple continues to increase the size of its iPhone by 5 percent per year, by 2040 the popular device will be a foot and a half. (Showing artist)
Other popular smartphones are also growing: the Huawei P1 reached 4.3 inches when it was introduced in 2012, while the current Huawei Mate 40 is nearly 6.6 inches high, an increase of 4% per year.
Google unveiled its Pixel 5 smartphone in late September. The last iteration is 6 inches long, 20 percent taller than the original Pixel
The Google Pixel was 5 inches high when it debuted in 2016, while the new Pixel 5 was 6 inches – an overall growth of 20 percent.
The Samsung Galaxy has doubled in size, meanwhile from a modest 3.2 inches in 2009 to the 6.4-inch F41 released this month.
In a recent survey by the Android Authority, 75 percent of respondents said they thought phones were getting too big.
As Wrappz points out, larger phones are not just bulky, they can cause a variety of injuries – including “smartphone”, “technology door” and “text nail” – especially among younger users.