Analyst: 6th Generation iPhone Will Be Larger, Release In 2014



 
     

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According to a new report from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, it’s rumored that Apple will be increasing the screen real-estate on the 6th generation iPhone, which would be slated to release in 2014. Despite last week’s clarification by Tim Cook that Apple isn’t looking to increase the size of the iPhone, Misek is still standing by his claims. Here’s the scoop, via Financial Post:

Apple Inc. will likely launch a larger screen iPhone 6 in June 2014, according to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.

While this may seem like an eternity for fans of the popular smartphone, he explains the wait is due to the time required to transition the device’s display technology.

FP raises the question of why anyone would want to buy an iPhone 5S, when rumors of the iPhone 6 are surfacing. Misek claims that the next-generation iPhone, or iPhone 5S, will bring different color schemes to the device, like the current iPod touches, as well as, a faster processor, likely the A7, and an improved camera.

Again, it seems that Apple’s conference call from last week completely goes against all of Misek’s predictions:

We always strive to create the very best display. Some customers value large screen size. Others value other factors such as resolution, color quality, white balance, reflectivity, power consumption, compatibility of apps, portability.

Our competitors have made some significant tradeoffs in many of these areas to ship a larger display. We would not ship a larger display iPhone while these tradeoffs exist.

Despite all of the rumors and what Apple has said, it’s possible that the 6th-generation iPhone may have a slightly increased screen size, but definitely not something drastic. What are your thoughts? Would you like a slightly bigger iPhone? source


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