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Donald Trump Says Apple Needs a Larger iPhone or Will Lose Customers

Donald Trump says some of the funniest things. Today, he has declared on Facebook Apple should increase the size of its iPhone screen as they are losing business by not doing so. He also states he misses the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs:

I have a lot of @Apple stock— and I miss Steve Jobs. Tim Cook must immediately increase the size of the screen on the iPhone. It should be slightly larger than the Samsung screen- and they better get it right fast because they will lose a lot of business. I like the larger screen.

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You can always count on “The Donald” to say interesting things to stay in the spotlight. Tim Cook said during the company’s recent 2013 Q2 earnings call Apple “would not ship a larger display iPhone while these trade-offs exist,” referring to lower battery life and portability issues faced by its competitors.

Does Apple need a larger 5-inch iPhone?

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  • http://twitter.com/mbarriault Mike Barriault

    Donald Trump is at, if I recall, something like 17 bankruptcies and even more failed businesses. If he says the iPhone should have a bigger screen, then there’s a very good chance that the right business move is a smaller screen.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Donald Trump wants to say “you’re fired” to Tim Cook.

  • djepsilon

    Once again Donald proves he is a grade-A idiot… I cannot for the life of me understand everyone’s obsession with having a larger screen. What the heck kind of pants does Donald Trump wear? I can barely fit my iPhone 5 in front pocket without it jabbing into me when I sit. Bigger does not always mean better. Trump should stick to talking about shit he knows about…

    which…

    is…

    Huh.

  • djepsilon

    Love the new site btw Gary!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary
  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Thanks :)

  • Quevida

    Let’s face it, we use smart phones more as information devices than phones. Some people might like the present iPhone screen size but I believe many more would prefer a larger screen size. Why not give us a choice? In the tablet market, there are 11″,13″, 15″, and 17″ screen sizes. There is a reason for that. Why not have 4″ and a larger screen for iPhone. I would immediately go for an iPhone with a screen size around 4.7″

  • Randy

    Huh? What 11″, 13″, 15″ and 17″ tablets are you buying? The majority I’ve seen range from 7″ to 10″.

  • http://twitter.com/Chrome262 Chrome262

    Idiot, he is just mad because he has to use his old man glasses to read his phone. The larger screens are getting ridiculous, I like have my phone in my pocket and not having to worry about purchasing a carrying case for it. If I want bigger I would use my laptop. I don’t own and iPad because its to big to carry around in my pocket. Wife does she has a purse, I don’t want to have to start carrying a purse for my huge phone lol.

  • Mike W

    Shut up Donald.

  • Bernardo Magana

    He is 100% correct, i ditched the iphone for a galaxy3 exactly because of apple refusal to make a larger screen phone, Donald has hit the nail in the head.

  • Bernardo Magana

    Dont try to understand people’s desire for a large screen phone, instead, try to understand what people want to increase your business, specially if there are fierce competitors nibbling away at your marketshare!

  • gerry

    Looks like the current iPhone doesn’t hold up well on Donald’s big head

  • http://www.facebook.com/danlee.ca Dan Lee

    You have to understand, Donald Trump pays a guy to follow him around carrying his phone and other devices so he doesn’t have to carry them around. So to him, the problems that the 99% of the rest of the world would have, do not even come into his thick little head. I do not want to hear from rich morons when it comes to what the standard consumer needs or wants from a device. If the iPhone 5 had a bigger screen, it would be a massive failure.

  • Olley

    Trump, go FUCK yourself. – Deadspin

  • Ron

    I ditched my iPhone a while back for the same reason. Wanted a bigger screen. Nothing integrated well on my htc desire hd. The batterie kept dying on me. Tim Cook is correct. There are huge trade offs to be had. What use is a big phone if you can’t get through the day before it dies. Aside from apple . Everyone one els is late to the smartphone game and have no choice to make huge trade offs just to compete in the market. Not to mention they leverage profit margins to the tits. Apple does not have to play this game. They have secured their market. Who the f cares what Wall Street thinks anyways. They are all a bunch of whores that focuse on short term profit and will leverage any companys future to maximize profits .

  • http://twitter.com/ferrarif1 FerrariF1

    I wouldn’t mind a slightly larger iphone screen.

  • jon

    He got a point here! It is coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I don’t like Donald, but this makes a lot of sense!

  • Applefanboy

    “the Donald” wants an iphone slightly larger than samsung.
    Samsung’s largest phone is 6.3 inch in size ! ask this a$$hole to use his iPad mini as phone!
    dumb Donald !

  • John Linden

    Whatever you iBoys and iGirls are saying, what this businessman is saying is actually true, and IS happening. Don’t try so hard to deny the fact.

  • LoWd0Wn

    The Donald is just getting old and needs glasses. That’s the only reason for him but is too vain to wear any. hahaha
    Love the new site Gary!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Thanks :)

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    Typical rich guy.. “I want it, make it so”.. Apple won’t do this., the size is fantastic.. I was actually shocked when they went bigger on the iPhone 5.. But that’s as big as they’ll go I’m sure

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    Wow his cameraman sucks

  • http://www.chrisburke.ca Chris Burke

    He obviously meant laptops..could you imagine a 17″ tablet, that would be just stupid

  • http://www.facebook.com/moulinneuf Robert B. Moulinneuf
  • MyDreamName

    I have switched to Galaxy Note 2, a week ago exactly for the above reason. iPhone screen is small for my eyes (even with glasses). The truth is that I miss the Apple eco-system so much, but Cupertino never gave me the choice to continue to stay with my iPhones. Don’t rush to judge me, I am an Apple user of 5 Macs, 3 iPads, 4iPods, and have been a user of iPhones from the first day. Please Apple, do something about larger screen iPhones and you’ll have me back and happy.