New iPhone To Feature ‘Screen Expansion’ At 4.8-inch Displays

/ 3 years ago


A lot of rumours were circulating regarding Apple’s next big move in innovating their iPhone, with ‘big’ being the keyword being used. From reports which originally began appearing a couple of months ago till the new one which appeared today, Apple is working on something ‘big’. And that something is the internal prototype testing of bigger iPhones, with screen sizes ranging from 4.3-inches all the way up to 6-inches, which probably will be another product altogether. Perhaps the iPhone phablet is indeed in the works and Apple wants to gain ground with its competition, such as the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Galaxy Note 3.

“Despite still seeing risk to CQ4 and FY13 revs, we now believe better [gross margins] will allow Apple to skate by until iPhone 6 launches with its 4.8″ screen,” Peter Misek, an analyst at Jefferies & Co. ,  wrote in a note. “We est ~50% of smartphone shipments have >4″ screens and that iPhone 6 will catalyze a large upgrade cycle. The stock is attractive based on the attitude change, FY15 revs >+15%, and valuation.”


The rumours indicate that the next iPhone “6”, which will undoubtedly be launched in 2014, will come with a 4.8-inch display. We don’t know exactly how the number 4.8 was reached, but it is a  believable rumour. Apple’s next iPhone will undoubtedly be bigger, but reliable hard evidence has yet to arise. Therefore the iPhone 5s along with its fingerprint sensation and colourful iOS 7 interface will still remain the main subject attraction, for now at least.

Thank you NextPowerUp and BGR for providing us with this information.

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  • Rauch

    and this, my fellow isheep, is how you get from innovator to follower, after steve jobs dies…. wtf?! they should’ve kept their track of INOVATING AND LEADING, not following samsung and sony, that’s followed by htc and lg… ffs, has everybody at apple got dumber after Steve Jobs Died? 🙁

    • Matti Alexander Christensen

      except for the fact that the only innovations apple has ever done has been in the fields of marketing and patent trolling.
      they were the best in the world at taking old ideas, relaunching them at the right time, and the best in the world at utilizing the same mechanisms in the brain as religion in their marketing. but never innovators.

  • Valeriu Steel Rod Crainic

    I remember rumours were the same before iPhone 5 appeared, ended up having that stupid longer 4 inch which everyone made fun of. 5S/5C are no different except new colours and a wee bit better internals.