Some people are saying the new iPhone 6 Plus may not be a good fit—literally—for women. Sexist drivel or a legitimate concern? You see, the new model is large, possibly too large to fit comfortably in woman-sized pockets and woman-sized hands.
Ridiculous as it may sound, such pragmatics could actually curb sales of the iPhone 6 Plus, or at least lead to a lot of bitching by women whose phones keep dropping out of their back pockets.
At 5.5 inches, the latest model is rather long and sleek. Yet if the phone ultimately doesn't fit, many will think twice about buying it. Or will they be too dazzled by the new, supposedly stellar iOS 8 software and amazing camera and video options to care?
Even the regular iPhone 6 is bigger than the 5 and 5S. And as we all know, size does matter. No matter how groovy the features, a phone that's always dropping or slipping out of your hands grows tired fast.
So sure, women use handbags and purses a lot of the time and this obviates the whole question of practicality (unless you are an aficionado of the very tiny handbag). But I don't know about you. I often slip my phone into a back jeans pocket or even a coat pocket when I'm just dashing out to walk the pup.
Then there's the question of working out. If you listen to music on your phone, then all bets are off for strapping the 6 to your arm for a run.