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Apple has been criticized for designing iPhones too big for women's hands

Apple has been criticized for designing iPhones too big for women's hands.

The activists said they were "furious" because the technology giant was not making products with women in mind after it announced it would discontinue the smaller iPhone model, the SE.

The screen width of the new iPhone XS models ranges from 5.8 inches to 6.5 inches, all considerably larger than those of the SE, which has a screen size of 4 inches.

Apple has been criticized for designing iPhones too big for women's hands

Apple has been criticized for designing iPhones too big for women's hands

After announcing the launch of its new range on Wednesday, four other iPhone models were removed from the Apple website. These include the iPhone SE.

It is not known if Apple will launch another small model to replace the SE.

Critics quickly pointed out that larger models would be harder for women to use because the average female hand is one inch narrower than the average man's.

Caroline Criado Pérez, the feminist activist behind the statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square, said: "I have genuinely RSI [repetitive strain injury] of having an iPhone 6, and it left as soon as I switched to an iPhone SE.

"It really affects the health of women's hands, women do buy more iPhones than men." It just baffles me that Apple does not design with our bodies in mind.

Jess Phillips, the Labor MP for Birmingham Yardley, said companies tended to design products with men, not women, in mind.

Jess Phillips, the Labor MP for Birmingham Yardley, said companies tended to design products with men, not women, in mind.

Jess Phillips, the Labor MP for Birmingham Yardley, said companies tended to design products with men, not women, in mind.

"We should be furious about this, we are paying as much money as men for a product that does not work so well for us."

Jess Phillips, the Labor MP for Birmingham Yardley, said companies tended to design products with men, not women, in mind.

She told the Daily Telegraph: "As a design and technological development, the default standard is always the one that suits a man. Businesses must improve by recognizing that their idea of ​​normality should represent all of their customers. "Others said that the lack of women in senior positions at Apple could lead to such biases.

Sophie Walker, leader of the Women's Equality Party, said: "Apple's headquarters in the United Kingdom has a gender pay gap of 24%, and male bonuses are 57% higher than those of women So, I think the guys at the top consider women when it comes to making design decisions?

"Until companies like Apple have women represented equally at the higher levels, as in all areas of business, politics and the public sector, the needs of women are a belated idea."

Sam Smethers, of the women's rights organization Fawcett Society, said: "If we started in a different place with things designed by women for women, we would improve the lives of women and we would all benefit." An Apple spokesperson was contacted for comments.

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