For years, the trend of mobile devices is to increase its size, mainly because the range of screen has become one of the main arguments for a return to the smartphone popular.
The trend, of course, has come to Apple and in their new generation of devices is the iPhone largest ever done, the Xs-Max with its 6.5-inch screen, in addition to the Xs of 5.8 inches and the Xr 6.1″. Two more large than the iPhone X (5.8″) and an advance remarkable about the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, respectively.
Apparently, this increase in the size of the iPhone has outraged a group of feminists in england, who are criticizing Apple for making devices too large for the hands of women. So reports the journal of the United Kingdom, The Daily Telegraph, which sets out the complaints of the activist Caroline Criado Perez, who is credited with the placement of the statue of Millicet Fawcet in the parliament, against the titan of Cupertino.
“From medication only tested on male bodies, to iPhones that forget to include a period tracker, it’s entirely usual to forget to design for women. But that doesn’t mean it’s ok.” I quoted in @Independent piece about too big @apple iphones https://t.co/T3RgtFGYLx
— Caroline Criado Perez (@CCriadoPerez) September 14, 2018
“We should be angry about this: we pay so much money for it as men for a product that does not work so well for us,” said the leader, feminist. “(The new iPhone) genuinely affects the health of the hands of women, women do buy more iPhones than men, just annoys me that Apple do not make their designs thinking of our bodies”, he added.
Criado Perez was not the only woman who criticized Apple for the dimensions of the new iPhone. The journalist from the New York Times, Zeynep Tufekci, held their own protest on Twitter, in which he assured that the smartphone is something that women “can not hold”.
“Welcome to the big screens” says Apple and 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. Company that designs $5 billion headquarters without a childcare center for the win. pic.twitter.com/Owzy51RsrH
— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) February 13, 2018
“Women with small hands like mine, that need the phone for safety reasons, they are trapped with something they can’t hold and with the constant risk that they will fall”.
The protests have generated a resonance in social networks, and other activists featured have adopted the cause. Sophie Walker, leader of the Women’s Equality Party (Party for the Equality of Women) of the United Kingdom did the same and said that to the designers of Apple, “the size matters a lot”.
— Sophie Walker (@SophieRunning) September 13, 2018
“The guys in @Apple – we know that they are all very obsessed with size. But the performance matters too.”
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