Jim Dalrymple on the possibility of a 7-inch iPad:
When you look at a 7-inch iPad, or any other Apple product, don’t look at how it affects its competitors, but rather how it fits into Apple’s product strategy. Doing that will make things a lot clearer.
I’d say this goes for the new iPhone as well. The rumors are rampant that it will feature a larger screen. If I apply the Dalrymple principle, I can’t say that either are likely. Forced to choose, the iPhone might be the better bet, if only because there is room on the device’s face for more screen without increasing the size of the phone itself. And I still hold that the personality on the front face of the phone is a bigger design concern than many pundits give it credit.