New iPhones with larger screens called out as sexist
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a new series of major iPhone models, and the products are already criticized by some women who claim that the phones have a sexist design.
Cook announced Wednesday that the company would expand their iPhone X line with three new phones. While the smallest of these products, the iPhone XS, has a 5.8-inch screen, the largest, the iPhone XS Max has a charming 6.5 inch screen, making Apple's largest iPhone ever.
In addition, the company also announced that you would stop their iPhone SE, which had a 4-inch display.
Many women have criticized Apple's announcements and claimed that the news designs are more suitable for men who tend to have bigger hands than women. [1
9659005] In response to the news, Zeynep Tufekci, professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill said: "Welcome to the big screens," says Apple and women like me with little hands who need the safest phone for security purposes with something they can not hold
and still risk losing. Company that designs $ 5 billion headquarters without kindergarten to win. "
" Agree with iPhone too big for women's hands. I had to get steroid injections this year for RSI, "another fan wrote
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Caroline Criado-Perez, a feminist activist claiming to have suffered from a repetitive tribal injury from an iPhone model with a 5.5-inch screen, The Independent told the company "consistently not remembering that women are 50 percent of the population."
"I'm not saying that Apple is malicious and deliberately set up to design phones that hurt women by being too big for the average female hand," she continued, adding, "but that does not mean it's okay."  iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max “/>
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Sophie Walker, head of the UK's gender equality party, added in an interview with The Telegraph the problem probably due to the lack of female leadership in the company.
"Apple's British headquarters have a pay gap of 24 percent, and men's bonuses are 57 percent higher than women's. So I think the boys at the top consider women when making design decisions? No, I do not," she said. "Until companies such as Apple have women represented similarly to senior levels – as in all areas of business, politics and public sector, women's needs are an afterthought.
" The boys at Apple are obviously obsessed with size, but sometimes there are also achievements
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Currently, the company still sells its iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 lines, both of which have significantly smaller screens than their new ones.
iPhone 7 and 8 have both 4.7-inch screens, while the plus model in both lines sports a 5.5-inch display.
Despite complaints about the new designs, the phones are all available for pre-order , and according to USA Today, iPhone XS is already out and selling – which means future prospective buyers must jump on waiting list.