When Apple released its iPhone XS line, with screens that range from 5.8 inches to 6.5 inches, they became the company’s largest phones yet. But the big screens have triggered a backlash from women who say 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.”
“I can’t grow my hands any bigger,” another annoyed iFan tweeted. “Please make a smaller [iPhone].”
British journalist Caroline Criado Perez told The Telegraph she suffered from a repetitive strain injury after using an iPhone 6, which has a 4.7-inch-wide screen, because it was too large for her grip. But her symptoms went away when she switched to the budget-friendly iPhone SE, which has a 4-inch screen.
Apple announced it will be discontinuing the iPhone SE, further angering customers.