New Controversy: Are Apple's Bigger-Screen iPhones Sexist?

posted by Arianna Marie - 

Apple recently released their biggest iPhones yet with the announcement of the iPhone XS line. 

The screens range in size from 5.8 inches to 6.5 inches and feature OLED display with Dolby Vision and HDR 10, an A12 bionic chip, Smart HDR and support for VR.

However not everybody is excited over the larger screen announcement, with some going so far as to label the new iPhone as "sexist."

Women allege the device is too large for the average female hand. 

“Women like me with small hands who need the most secure phone for safety reasons are stuck with something they can’t hold and constantly risk dropping,” tweeted sociology professor Zeynep Tufekci, who teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Some people like the bigger phones. Fine. Keep an alternative for the rest of us.”

One woman said she suffered a repetitive strain injury after using an iPhone 6, which has a 4.7-inch-wide-screen, and only found relief in her pain when she switched to an iPhone SE, which has a 4-inch screen.  

The iPhone SE is set to be discontinued, angering many customers who prefer the budget-friendly model with a small screen. 

Another inconvenience for women is the fact that iPhones do not fit in their jean pockets.

The Pudding found that only 40 percent of women's pockets can fit an iPhone X while 100 percent of men can fit their phones securely. 

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