Apple to Release 4.5-Inch to 5-Inch iPhone in 2014?

Posted September 7, 2013 at 4:31am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 13080 views

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new investor note predicting that Apple will release a larger iPhone in 2014 with 4.5-inch to 5-inch display. The display will continue to use the in-cell touchscreen technology introduced with the iPhone 5. The prediction comes just after the WSJ revealed that Apple was testing 4.8-inch to 6-inch displays.

Notably, Kuo believes that Apple will likely drop the iPad 2 in 2014.

iPad to switch completely to GF2 in 2014. We think that iPad will continue using GF2 touch technology given its advantages of slimness and lightweight. We think the G/G technology will be eliminated in 2014, only to be seen in the old model iPad 2.

Corroborating recent reports, Kuo indicates that Apple will announce a FDD-LTE & TDD-LTE iPhone 5S & 5C at the same time. China Mobile will allegedly launch the iPhone 5S before the iPhone 5C; however, the China Mobile launch will come 1-2 months after the U.S. launch.

A FDD-LTE version should launch before end of September and a TDD-LTE version 1-2 months later, as China Mobile (CN) needs time to properly prepare its TDD-LTE network. As China Mobile hopes to use iPhone 5S as the flagship model for promoting its TDD-LTE network, it would come as no surprise if the TDD-LTE version of iPhone 5S launches before iPhone 5C.

Finally, Kuo identifies the suppliers which will provide the widely rumored fingerprint scanner for the iPhone 5S. Check out the chart below for details.

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[via 9to5Mac]




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Culua - September 10, 2013 at 4:22am
Hey bigger screen means bigger battery which also gives 2x life usage. Unless apple just only make screen bigger nothing else is upgraded.
.Steve Fag sheep. - September 7, 2013 at 3:17pm
Are u insane Steve god? Get a life u talk nonsense must u leave ur mark on every topic. Go find ur mom and fool around
odedo1 - September 7, 2013 at 12:40pm
I really don't want that my finger prints will be traveling on servers all over the world and nobody thought that its a touch screen which will make it very easy to lift your finger print to unlock the phone, what the f**k Apple if its not broken don't fix it!!!!!
Dev - September 7, 2013 at 7:41pm
Nobody give a shit for your finger print dude unless you f up crock and most wanted shit but I am sure you are some piece of shit that no one wants lol
fullnamehere - September 7, 2013 at 8:58am
Who (besides apes) actually uses these big screens?
Tinmania - September 7, 2013 at 1:14pm
There are a lot of them out there... especially in azia, you'd be surprised lol and also as very sly cunning gesture, they like to show off while they are holding galxy phone on their big hands... even their offsprings
Eduardo - September 7, 2013 at 6:23am
Great news.
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