Next iPhone Will Offer Bigger Screens (@WSJ)

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.

Side drawer navigation could be costing you half your user engagement (@thenextweb)

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.