This is the world's largest iPhone, and it actually works

Matthew Beem MKBHD World's largest iPhone
(Image credit: Matthew Beem)

If you've always wanted an iPhone bigger than the iPhone 14 Pro Max, you might be in luck. YouTuber, Matthew Beem, has made what he calls the "world's largest iPhone" and the 6ft+ smartphone actually works!

In the video "I built the world's largest iPhone!", Beem purchased a huge television in Best Buy and converted the home entertainment tech into a working touchscreen. Combined with a Mac mini, Beem was able to create a functioning user experience that looks identical to the iOS we use every day.

In the video, we get to see the Camera app used to take selfies, timers in the Clock app, and even third-party apps like Duolingo. The best use for the massive iPhone, however, is when Beem enters a watch store and purchases a watch with Apple Pay on the behemoth.

After taking the iPhone around New York City via Central Park and the subway, Beem finally heads to Marques Brownlee's MKBHD studio to showcase his project. Brownlee is impressed with how the iPhone actually responds to his touch and even has functioning volume and power buttons. When asked what this size of iPhone should be called, he says, the "Pro Max Plus Ultra."

While we won't see Apple venturing into the world of ridiculously sized iPhones any time soon, we might be able to see similar-sized devices to interact with Vision Pro when it releases next year.

World's largest iPhone or a Vision Pro headset?

vision pro

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A massive iPhone is probably the most impractical device we've ever seen, but it's pretty cool. Now, think about what could be achieved inside Vision Pro. Apple's headset is all about breaking the limits in terms of screen size and physical space, in essence, becoming the biggest Apple product on the market.

We can't wait to try Vision Pro and use apps like Duolingo and even timers in the Clock app far bigger than any physical television could ever be. Until then, Beem's video is a good example of what happens when you want to make the best iPhone even bigger.

John-Anthony Disotto
How To Editor

John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself.

Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings.

John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019. 

John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.