I remember when iPhones first started coming out a few years ago. All those who didn’t own an iPhone talked about how large the iPhones looked and questioned whether they would buy one or not because of the size. Many said they thought the phones were too big. They said they were happy with their old-style cell phones and liked how they could easily punch in their text using the number keypad with their thumbs.
That kind of thinking has slowly changed over the years as more and more people see TV advertising and the growing numbers of people riding public transportation enjoying their smartphones as they go back and forth to work chatting, emailing, surfing the Internet and playing games. Those who still haven’t switched to a smartphone can be seen or felt looking over smartphone users’ shoulders as they try to get a glimpse of what their smart devices can do. These people anxiously await their 2-year contracts to end so they can rush to the store and upgrade.
Now that even larger Android phones have come out on the market and fewer old style flip-phones are being sold, most who once thought iPhones were too big, now drool over larger-screened devices. What used to be thought of as a big minus has now become a major plus.
The smartphone market is on fire in Japan and people from all age groups are flocking to stores to get one!