Even though larger smartphones or "phablets" have been around for a little while, once Apple launched the new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, fashion designers started to think about their pocket sizes, Mashable reported.
Clothing companies could make larger pockets on their pants after the "bendgate" incident scared every new iPhone owner from putting their smartphones in their pockets and laying down, Boy Genius Report stated. Several pants companies are investing in larger pockets that will fit the iPhone 6 Plus and its 5.5-inch screen for men and some women's jeans.
Uniqlo, a popular clothing line, explained it's taking the matter seriously for its customers and their smartphones, Quartz reported.
"We are having conversations currently with the product development team regarding technology overall, and how our clothes can provide compatibility from a user perspective," a spokesperson for Uniqlo told Quartz. "Jean pockets is one of those conversations."
Protection a big concern
Phablets could alter the fashion industry because many customers and users want to protect their devices from breaking, bending or getting damaged when sitting or lying. According to Mashable, other top jean and pants manufacturers are preparing to or are already set up for the new wave of larger phones.
"Currently, our men's pockets already accommodate the larger phones including the iPhone 6 [and iPhone 6 Plus]," a spokesperson from American Eagle told the source. "Women's [pockets are] still being evaluated."
Typically, men's pockets are much larger than women's on most pants and jeans, but the new phablet craze could make clothing companies reconsider how they form their pockets for both genders.
"Without being iPhone 6-specific, our mantra, like [Steve Jobs'], will always be to design products that make people's lives a little better," said Jonathan Cheung, head of global design for Levi's, according to Mashable.
In the past, most people didn't care or even think about the pocket size being that big of a factor, especially for their smartphones, Boy Genius Report stated. Many expect fashion shows and pants designers to conform to the demand for larger pockets for iPhone 6 Plus devices because if they don't, one bent device while a user is wearing a company's jeans could send negative press their way.
While caring for a smartphone is important, users can look to personal insurance to protect their devices from bends, cracks or other damage and avoid the hunt for the perfect pockets.