Re: Apple is dying...
4" is the size for me. I did try the bigger ones for a while (6, 6+, 6s), but apparently I have tiny hands. The big screens are undoubtedly better for gaming and media, and I kinda liked how the plus had the semi-tablet layout in some apps. But I couldn't get over the fact that I had to shuffle the phone around in my hand to reach all corners with my thumb. Inevitably, there's a point in most apps I use that I have to reach a corner to hit a button or something (e.g. Cancel, Submit when posting on the iMore app, apps at the top row on the home screen, etc). The double tap home button "reachability" kludge is not an acceptable compromise for me, as it turns one distinct finger action into 5 - tap tap, press button, tap tap again to return, and then I'm really screwed if I need to tap and drag something to the bottom. That whole thing really feels like an afterthought that Apple threw in there at the last minute, uncharacteristic of their usual philosophy to make stuff intuitive and easier to use, and it kept getting accidentally activated, so I just shut it off.
Originally Posted by Jonathan Romcy
I sold my 6+, trying to sell my others too, went back to my 5s earlier this year and was much happier with the size, I can one hand it comfortably without having to reposition it in my hand, and much prefer the flush camera and flat sides.
I was very tempted when I got wind of what became the SE, but unfortunately it's a second class citizen, didn't receive all of the new technology that they crammed into the 6s. I hold out hope that the 7-based SE will be a more equal kin, receiving all the goodies like 3D Touch, wide color, faster Touch ID, etc. Apple was so good at throwing all the top of the line stuff into a small phone up until they gave into the big phone craze a couple years ago.