A weird meme is developing around whether women should buy the iPhone 6 Plus. At 5.5 inches, maybe it is "too big" for them, a number of reviewers have said.
This is important: People don't just buy phones for the technical specs and product features, as tech bloggers tend to believe. They use them as fashion statements and lifestyle accessories, as much as communication devices.
So if women feel the iPhone 6 Plus isn't for them because they don't have hands or pockets big enough to hold the thing, it could theoretically retard sales.
It was too big for her to take on a run or a workout also, she concluded.
"Women may not be so lucky with the new iPhones," wrote Abby Johnston on the feminist blog Bustle. Pockets on women's jeans are smaller than those in men's jeans, and the iPhone 6 Plus might not fit in women's. "There are two possible solutions here: Bigger pockets for jeans. Or smaller phones. What’ll it be, world?"
And InfoWorld complains that the iPhone 6 Plus is too big for some men, too! "One issue I have with phablets is pocket fit -- or the lack thereof in a standard men's shirt pocket. Technically, it fits, but not comfortably or securely," writes Galen Gruman.
At Business Insider, we've also heard that some women worry whether the phone will be so big it will fall out of a pocket and into the toilet.
If you're a back-pocket person, this is a real issue.
I've owned a 5.1 inch Samsung Galaxy S5 for a few months and more than once kind strangers in Starbucks have handed me my phone, which fell unnoticed out of my back pocket onto the floor.
The obvious solution? Keep your phone in your front pocket. But as GottaBeMobile points out, the new iPhone 6 Plus is so big it might prevent you from sitting down.