Bigger screen iPhone?

People tend to describe the solutions they think they need rather than the problems they’re experiencing, yet many companies respond to the former rather than doing the much harder job of figuring out the latter
— Rene Ritchie, iMore.com

Like I mentioned in the previous article on iPhone 5S's hardware features, bigger screen iPhone would be a logical step to take for Apple, based on the popularity bigger smartphones have been gaining. But as Rene points out Apple tends to looks at consumers inherent problem than the solution they think is the right one for them and solve the problem in a unique Apple way, like the iPad instead of Netbook.

Bigger iPhone mock up - Source: Laptopmag.com

Bigger iPhone mock up - Source: Laptopmag.com

Also refer to this article that Rene posted sometime back on the dynamics of a larger iPhone, lots math there, but very intuitive. But I stick to my point that even though I would like a bigger iPhone, probably 4.3" or 4.7", I would not want it at the cost of one hand usability. Or can Apple do something like reduce the bezel sizes (like they did for the iPad Mini) to make a bigger screen with one hand usability? Unlikely, but it is fun to speculate!

Thinner bezels on iPhone mock up - Source: Heavy.com

Thinner bezels on iPhone mock up - Source: Heavy.com

If we also get the less expensive iPhone 5C, it’ll be the first time we to two new phones a year. It’s not impossible to imagine them eventually going to three new phones, but it’s difficult, and certainly not all at once. Two phones, like two tablets, two MacBook Airs and Pros, and two iMacs, would seem to serve the biggest swathe of the addressable market with the smallest range of products.
— Rene Ritchie, iMore.com