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The iPhone 5: A Fashion Disaster?

5:30 PM -- I think we should be told: Are Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and other smartphone makers bringing back terrible fashion trends of the 1980s by accident? Or by design?

Consider this: The launch of the original iPhone and its revolutionary touch screen in 2007 slowly but surely made it acceptable to wear fingerless gloves again. Now, there's a whole cottage industry ready to provide you "fun and fancy" fingerless hand warmers so you can still surf the Web on the move.

Now Apple has launched an iPhone with a bigger four-inch screen. This follows the super-sized screens of the best-selling Samsung Corp. Galaxy S III and Note, which was an unabashed smartphone-cum-tablet, or "Phablet" if you prefer.

Naturally, this trend toward bigger screens has me worried. Will the extra pocket space required for our slim-yet-massive phones inevitably lead to the reintroduction of the parachute pant into polite society?

In other words, is this video safely in the past or actually a nightmarish vision of our future?



I shudder to think....

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 5:20:59 PM
re: The iPhone 5: A Fashion Disaster?

I assumed that they would bring back hip hugging Bell Bottoms and platform shoes with Sky Blue Leisure suits first.  Lots of places to put the large phone there.  Plus with the extra height of platforms you can get groovy pictures.  :)  Only problem now is I no longer have the hair to let it grow to my shoulders :(


 


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Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 5:20:59 PM
re: The iPhone 5: A Fashion Disaster?

Truly horrifying. Thanks for the words of caution, Dan.


On the bright side, if the iPhone 5 somehow led more people to listen to Adrian Belew's music, that would make up for it.

joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:20:58 PM
re: The iPhone 5: A Fashion Disaster?

Indeed. I'm not ruling out other options. Jumpsuits have lots of places to stow a tablet.

joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:20:58 PM
re: The iPhone 5: A Fashion Disaster?

Tend to prefer him with the Talking Heads over everything else:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

phonecaseofthemonth 12/5/2012 | 5:20:57 PM
re: The iPhone 5: A Fashion Disaster?

I hope we don't go back to the parachute pants. But then again we could all use some more neon in our lives.

yarn 12/5/2012 | 5:20:56 PM
re: The iPhone 5: A Fashion Disaster?

Is that an iPhone 5 in your pocket or ... :-)

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