Report Claims Apple May Delay the iPhone 5S for a 4.3-Inch Display

Posted July 17, 2013 at 3:06pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12216 views

A report from the Commercial Times, relayed by Bloomberg, claims that Apple may delay the release of the iPhone 5S to equip it with a larger 4.3-inch display.

Apple Inc. may delay the introduction of the iPhone 5S until the end of the year after the design was changed to feature a bigger 4.3-inch retina display screen, the Commercial Times reported. The company previously scheduled the release for September or October, the Taiwanese newspaper reported, citing unidentified people in the semiconductor industry.

The Commercial Times also noted that a cheaper version of the iPhone is expected by the end of the third quarter following the start of chip shipments in June. TSMC is expected to deliver chips of the iPhone 5S as soon as August.

The move to a 4.3-inch iPhone 5S is considered unlikely; however, Apple's rivals have done increasingly well with their larger devices.

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Eduardo - July 18, 2013 at 1:33pm
I like to use both my hands. Why be limited. It's so much faster. This is why I like landscape. You can use your petite phone and we can use the slightly larger one. Choice is a good thing. Thankfully we're not living under socialism so they can make something for everyone. Just like with the iPad mini. Even with the one hand is small and I also have to strain my eyes because when you pinch to zoom you have to move it to see it all because it will not automatically fit to screen. That sucks. Eventually they will just keep improving on this as well. One finger typing is such a teen girl thing to do. Also it's only good for when you text and type which we know causes accidents and kills people. So he's a larger screen will help save lives.
Eduardo - July 18, 2013 at 1:34pm
Oops text and drive I mean.
iFake. - July 18, 2013 at 2:55pm
Sure, lets go with something big enough to break, even with plastic and barely use 2 hands and oversized to fit in a palm, if a big screen "saves lives" I don't know what to tell ya about how many iPhone users there are out there, but I'm not saying you're wrong, just helpful facts.
morecrap - July 18, 2013 at 6:16am
The size of the iPhone is perfect as it is. No change is required. It should be operable with one hand. We don't wish to carry television screens soon. If anyone wants a bigger iPhone, please just get Samsung instead. They have a 6.2" screen Mega. That's for you.
John - July 18, 2013 at 2:16pm
This argument would never ends! You might have girly hands but the others have manly hands or fat fingers so the larger phones fit them better. And as I said, make 2 different sizes: 4.3" - 4.7" is good enough and most common size for all smart phones so nobody can say they copy Samsung, LG, Sony, Nokia.... Anything over 5" is ridiculous! But still, there's a market for those giant phones; otherwise, Samsung, LG, and some Chinese phone companies wouldn't make those phones! We should all agree to disagree!
iFake. - July 18, 2013 at 2:52pm
Apple did not copy from ANYONE, and since when did they steal from sony or LG? They have always made something like tv's or fridges, besides, you do have a point about iphone usage in one hand and it is made small enough.
John - July 18, 2013 at 3:07am
We're all different and no way Apple can satisfy everyone. So why not make 2 different sizes: regular size and bigger size called iPhone Max. Simple as that! That will satisfy everybody and kill the competition!
IFake - July 18, 2013 at 4:47am
And make a game changer? Samsuck may have changed but it's just getting outdated by size and material. So if apple did what samsuck did, they'd copy them, you really want this? We're all satisfied here, have you seen how many iphone users are out there, even with 4s?
Eduardo - July 18, 2013 at 5:58am
I agree with this. There will be even more choices. After all, that's exactly what many people said of making 2 sizes for the iPad mini and its selling greatly. A market for both. I'd love to see two sizes for the iPhone. It will not be copying anyone since more than one company now has different sizes and models so it's more of a catch up thing. It would still be running iOS so there's no comparison. It would certainly knock them all out. Did Samsuck pay you to say that cause they're afraid of loosing again!
John - July 18, 2013 at 6:09am
Didn't Apple say that they would never be interested in making smaller size 7" tablet? It's not really exact copycat. Apple would be in denial if they don't see that more & more people want bigger screen phones. Don't you want to see pics, watch movies on a bigger screen? How many people can use that Galaxy Note 2 5.5" in ONE hand but yet, that phone is so popular that they even make a Mega Galaxy 6.3"! I'm not even talking about that 5" Galaxy S4, so if Apple don't want to be called copycat, make it a bit wider and at least 4.5" which is about the same like most of smart phones on the market now.
iFake. - July 18, 2013 at 2:48pm
What, we're talking about phones here and how big they'd be. I'm saying a phone as big as their is a game changer, and about the ipad, soon the galagay s will be big enough to look like that.
Eduardo - July 18, 2013 at 12:58am
Ladies please. Us men need a decent sized phone. Perhaps hey can make a slightly larger one and keep the petite lady sized 4s for you gals. My hands and my eyes need a slightly larger one. Mi iPad mini is much larger. Also please provide a battery that lasts much longer so we can enjoy all the wonderful things iOS can do for so much longer without a morphing lack. Thank you apple.
Necter Beau - July 17, 2013 at 11:53pm
Pls, I beg u Apple. Do not do 4.3". It's going back in time, that is. Pls, stick to the size already. I love iphone 3GS, 4, 4S. If u want to increase the display size, don't increase d overall size of the device for that matter. U can reducd the spaces between the touch screen and the body. There's alot of room around the home button or the top part. Use those if u most. But dont increase d size of d iphone just to increase screen size. Iam not enthralled by iPhone 5, for instance. I'll happily stick w/ the 4S cos of size if support will never stop for it like it in iphone 3G.
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