I was watching the NBA Finals game with a group of friends last night and one of the guys had the Galaxy S3. I'm not here to dog on Samsung, I actually believe it is a great phone and easily the best competitor to the iPhone. But, I will still stick with iPhones as long as they make them. And with the new and improved iOS7 coming out this fall I am even more hooked.
So we got in a heated debate about bigger screens and other features. I just do not get the bigger screen. And I am not just saying that because I am biased for AAPL products. I am a pretty big guy, I have 8" hands and can still dunk a basketball (humble brag). I hold my iPhone specifically in this way as do a lot of other people: For right handed people, the bottom right corner is setting firmly in the center of the palm. The pinky is underneath the bottom of the phone and used for gravity support. The index, middle, and ring fingers are spread evenly across the back of the phone. The thumb is used solely for scrolling/hitting buttons etc. I can do all of this with just one finger and reach everywhere on the screen without having to switch my grip.
All of this might seem juvenile until you actually pick up the larger Samsung phone. Even with my 8" hands I have to hold the phone with two hands just to reach all of the buttons. I'm not trying to play a damn first generation Gameboy. How annoying is that? To me it is extremely annoying because I need that hand for other things, like driving (just kidding, don't text and drive).
I'm not so sure that AAPL will create a larger screen phone. Even TC said during the last conference call that they would not sacrifice quality for quantity. As an investor, I think the larger screen may benefit their stock more but as a user I do not want a larger screen. I think the iPhone 5 is the perfect size, and I hope they don't deviate too much from this design in the future. Even if they do, I will still stick with their products over any of their competitors. I am stuck in the AAPL ecosystem and I love it.