Why do you believe the average smartphone size is 5.5 inch now?
While the average male can operate his gadget in a single hand, the average hand of the woman is not much larger than the handset. For a corporation like Apple, this obviously is frustrating and insane, as research shows that women are more likely to own an apple than males. The technology journalist and writer James Ball has a hypothesis why the large screen addiction continues: since it is known that males drive high-end smartphone. But if women do not purchase high-end smartphones at all for products other than Apple, is it because women do not want smartphones? Or may it be because the smartphones have not been conceived for women? On the positive side Ball assures, these screens presumably wouldn't go any bigger since they reached the men's hand sized limit, excellent news for men, but hard break for women. I have always been happy with older iPhones and Android handsets that were hand compatible.
To most new iPhone users, Siri is more than just a virtual "assistant" that can help plan meetings, find a decent local pizza, or tell you whether it's going to rain.
She, too, is a she.
Siri responds to queries with a deep, briskly efficient, and unmistakably feminine voice that is part-human, part-robot. (At least in the United States and four other nations. Siri is a man in France and the United Kingdom.) Female pronouns are used to describe the app. Because of her femininity, some people have flooded blogs and internet forums with sexually suggestive queries for Siri, such as "What are you wearing?" (Siri's perplexed reply: "Why do you keep asking me this?")
Siri's concern over sex raises up a bigger question: Why are so many electronic voices feminine, from voice-mail systems to GPS gadgets to Siri and beyond?
These eerie silences may be found everywhere. The gender date gap is characterised disfigured- by a female "missing presence" in films, news, literature, science, city planning, economics, and the tales we tell ourselves about our past, present, and future.
These silences, which are all too often, have ramifications. Every day, they have an influence on the lives of women. Struggling to reach a top shelf placed at male height standard might have a modest influence. This is not a life-threatening situation. Not like dying from a knife wound because your police body armour doesn't fit you correctly or crashing in a car whose safety tests don't account for a woman's measurement. The repercussions of living in a world structured upon male statistics can be fatal for this lady.
In 1997, a British female police officer was stabbed and murdered while attempting to access a flat via a hydraulic ramp. She removed her body armour since it was very difficult to use the ram while wearing it. Two years later, a female police officer disclosed that she needed breast reduction surgery due to the health effects of wearing her body armour. Following the publication of this instance, another 700 officers from the same force came out to express their dissatisfaction with the standard-issue of protective gear.
British female police officers describe being injured by their kit belts; a substantial proportion of them need physiotherapy as a result of the way the stab fest rests on their bodies; many claims there is little room for their breasts. This is not only unpleasant, but it also results in the stab vest coming up too short, leaving the woman vulnerable.
So, the next time you look around, remember that every design has a purpose; the only difference is whether the design is for a person or a gender.