Well, the worst kept secret in technology has finally been confirmed.
Apple Inc. is preparing for its largest initial production run of iPhones, betting that larger-screen models will lure consumers now attracted to similar phones from Samsung Electronics Co. and others.
The Cupertino, Calif., company is asking suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million units combined of two large-screen iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays by Dec. 30, according to people familiar with the matter.
Personally, I think the 5.5 inch display will sell in huge numbers. It will be interesting to see if they have enough inventory to meet the need for both.
A lot of ramifications for developers and designers having to build experiences for the new phone.
Probably a refresher for most folks doing mobile UX/UI at startups these days but great summation from Luke. More videos in this series he did with Intel specific to mobile design & development can be found on this YouTube playlist.
By analysing the 19.5 billion pixels within these screenshots I discovered that Finance and Business apps favour blue tones, apps within the Music and Sport categories tend to be quite dark and Finance apps have very muted tones.
Interesting piece from Zeebox’s CEO on their experience experimenting with side (hamburger) navigation on their apps and how it performed against their existing tabbed navigation. Spoiler alert: they stuck with tabbed navigation, although the conclusion is more nuanced and dependent on what your app is trying to do and whether or not time spent in-app is a valuable metric for you.