Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, believes that larger screen devices (yes, even larger than the 4-inch iPhone 5) do offer some interesting advantages, at least on the surface:
Here’s where it bothers me. I walk into my phone stores: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and I see all these modern smartphones. Big, big, big, big, and there’s the iPhone.
If you compare the screen size right there in front of you, whether it means much or not, it may be fewer pixels, less information on the screen, but you get a feeling you’re getting more with a larger screen.
Wozniak typically has never been constrained to following the Apple PR line, and has always voiced his own opinions in regard to the technology industry. Wozniak carries multiple devices – just as any geek would, he keeps himself familiar with both iOS, Android, and has even dabbled in Windows Phone.
Wozniak obviously believes that the hardware advantages these devices offer are worthy of Apple’s adoption, as he thinks that Apple should consider potentially having another, larger screen size for the iPhone (and presumably iPod touch).
As for the iPad, Wozniak believes that Apple has nailed the screen size, and actually thinks that smaller tablets are a waste of time and money for consumers:
That talk doesn’t apply to the iPad though. The iPad always had a great price for the size of the screen. Why would you want to buy the smaller screen devices? They looked a lot more like copies than any of the phones did.