and it shows. Too narrow and long. The proportions are terrible. They should have widened it a little bit. Obviously Steve would have had input on that part of the design. Apple without Steve will begin to show in "design results". Joney is still there but make no mistake Steve played a large part in the design of all Apple products.
You got to wonder if Tim is trying to put his own touch on things. The connector 32pin to 16pin. Was there Steve Jobs approval of this? Was it really important to go to 16pin and screw over customers that have bought accessories for many years with the 32pin and now may have been given a reason to switch phones. How about the iPad mini that Jobs was against. Even though I am sure it sells it seems that they got into a mini tablet field that has been going on for a long time. Is that image of following the crowd instead of leading the coward hurting . A lot of uncertainty that will unfold in the coming years,
To the contrary. Best phone I've ever used- bar none. It's fast, responsive and LTE rocks. I own 2 Android phones. A Razr and a DNA. Played around with the Galazy S3. Iphone5 blows them all way. No question.
They probably did not want to add another column of icons. That would have made phone too wide to keep same icon size. Icons are sized optimally for the best user experience so changing that icon size probably was not an option