Apple is Looking to Introduce a 4.7-Inch and 5.7-Inch iPhone Next Year? [Reuters]

Posted June 13, 2013 at 3:24pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6940 views

According to Reuters, Apple is looking at introducing a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone next year. The site says Apple is also planning to release a cheaper iPhone in a range of colors.

Apple is looking at introducing at least two bigger iPhones next year - one with a 4.7-inch screen and one with a 5.7-inch screen - said the sources, including those in the supply chain in Asia. They said suppliers have been approached with plans for the larger screens, but noted it is still unclear whether Apple will actually launch its flagship product in the larger sizes.

"They constantly change product specifications almost to the final moment, so you're not really sure whether this is the final prototype," said one person with direct knowledge of the matter.

This year Apple is expected to launch two models, an iPhone 5S with fingerprint technology and a low cost iPhone that features a plastic casing and could come in 5-6 colors. The company has reportedly discussed a price of $99 for that device. Presumably, with a contract.

Reuters also notes that the timing of the low cost iPhone could slip to next year.

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ISMAEL SANTOS - June 14, 2013 at 2:49am
HI. I LIKE. TO KNOW WHEN THE IOS 7 COMES. TO. APPLE. STORE. AND DEVICES. IPAD. IPOD. IPOAD MINI.
Me - June 14, 2013 at 6:17am
Shut. The. F.U.C.K. Up!
John - June 13, 2013 at 5:03pm
Apple is stubborn that they don't want to be called "copy cat" so they made the iphone 5 longer but not wider and the iPad mini 7.9". They said that they didn't want to make the iphone 5 wider so we still feel comfortable using 1 hand. And yet, the iPad mini is way wider than galaxy tab, kindle,... that if you have small hands, you have to stretch your hand if you want to hold in 1 hand AND it doesn't fit in my jean pocket while most of the other tablets in the same "mini" category do fit in my jean pocket! Will the next iPhone will be just longer but still the same width and the next iPad mini will be between 8" and 8.8"?
jacklamer - June 13, 2013 at 5:15pm
"They said that they didn't want to make the iphone 5 wider so we still feel comfortable using 1 hand. " - what we ? People with 1 hand and deep pockets ? No cupertino tells me how many hands to use for iphone ! Nobody ! My hands !
John - June 13, 2013 at 4:43pm
If Apple will keep the same size, people will talk shit about Apple. If they increase the size, people still talk shit! I think the best way for Apple is they will make different sizes, as well as different color for different type of people so we all can shut up. If a car make put a GPS in a new model and another car maker a GPS in their new model the following year, do we call that a copy cat?
jacklamer - June 13, 2013 at 5:00pm
yes same as "round corners". and let's not forget how many features symbian phones have. In ios7 cupertino copied one of them - call blocking but there are still many more to copy. Upcoming years will be very difficult for cupertino copycats.
Milkman - June 13, 2013 at 6:17pm
Its quite hypocritical and shitty for that second car maker to want gps after talking shit about gps and the car maker that already has it. Its also quite petty and ludricrous to sue them for having a "round" cup holder because they hold a ridiculous patent... apple also said that they would never make a smaller ipad and yet they still sell one.
jacklamer - June 13, 2013 at 4:38pm
these are marketing lies to fend off people from buying cheap nokia asha and larger android phones designed for regular size hands. There will be no cheap iphone ever because cupertino profit margin does not allow to sell cheap and regarding phones for larger hands cupertino has no technology, no patents to design larger phone. If you want smartphone actually usefull you should get android phone anyway
Mi2 - June 13, 2013 at 3:42pm
ITS ALREADY OUT! iITS CALLED IPAD! COPYING SAMSUNG STRATEGY EY!
Raleigh - June 14, 2013 at 6:31pm
By the time lamedroid came out, it just begun, ipad was introduced the first time "before" them. Get your facts straight!
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