Women crit­i­cal of larger iPhones

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

Fem­i­nists have crit­i­cised Ap­ple for its fo­cus on larger iPhones which, they say, do not fit women’s hands.

The smart­phone gi­ant re­leased three new hand­sets this week, while dis­con­tin­u­ing the iPhone SE, its last de­vice with a four-inch dis­play.

Caro­line Cri­ado Perez, a fe­male rights and equal­ity ac­tivist, said: “So to be clear: Ap­ple has once again failed to up­date the only phone it makes that fits the av­er­age woman’s hand­size,” she said.“What is wrong with you, Ap­ple? Women. Buy. Smartphones.”

Among Ap­ple’s new hand­sets is the iPhone XS Max, which has a 6.5-inch dis­play – the firm’s big­gest on a smart­phone to date. So­phie Walker, leader of the Women’s Equal­ity Party, said women’s needs will re­main an af­ter­thought at Ap­ple un­til they are bet­ter rep­re­sented at se­nior level. Ap­ple has not yet re­sponded to calls for com­ment.

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