Book reading on iPhone just got 23% better
If there is one app where the longer screen of the iPhone 5 is a boon, it is Kindle. As regular readers know I am an avid reader on my iPhone.
I thought the 4S was the best book-reading device ever. It is a fraction of the size and weight of even a paperback and is always in your pocket. Both the iPad and the smaller Kindles are not exactly pocket sized so you always end up toting a bag if you want to read while out and about.
The extra page length of the new 5 is a revelation. I normally prefer the sixth largest font which is midway between the tiniest and the largest of the twelve available sizes. Four extra lines doesn't sound much, but it is 23% more and means 23% less page turning. If you thought book reading on the 4S was good, you are in for a treat with the iPhone 5.
by Mike Evans, 26 September 2012