WSJ: Apple to Release Two Larger iPhone Models This Year, Scrap the Plastic iPhone

WSJ: Apple to Release Two Larger iPhone Models This Year, Scrap the Plastic iPhone

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Apple will release a larger 4-inch and 5-inch iPhone this year and scrap the plastic iPhone model, according to a WSJ report.

Apple plans an iPhone model with a screen larger than 4½ inches measured diagonally, and a second version with a display bigger than 5 inches. Until now, Apple's largest phone has been the 4-inch display on the iPhone 5.

Both new models are expected to feature metal casings similar to what is used on the current iPhone 5S, with Apple expected to scrap the plastic exterior used in the iPhone 5C, these people said.

The WSJ says the phones are expected in the second half of 2014 and won't feature a curved display. While plans aren't final and the company could change course, the smaller model is reportedly further along in development and being prepared for mass production. The larger version is still in preliminary development, according to their source.

A recent report from China claimed that Apple has plans to launch both a 4.7-inch screen and a 5.7-inch screen iPhone. Another report from yesterday said Apple has selected a 4.8-inch display size for its new smartphone.

Back in November, Bloomberg said Apple was planning to release a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones with displays that curve downward at their edges.

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WSJ: Apple to Release Two Larger iPhone Models This Year, Scrap the Plastic iPhone
itasara - January 27, 2014 at 7:35pm
If it is true that the next iphone will be larger, I will look forward to the larger screen. I watch a bit of TV on my iphone and it is a little hard on my eyes. I see the samsung my friends have and I love seeing pictures on their phones. I hope if it rolls out that it will be successful. I'll probably see what it looks like before I actually get one.
NoGoodPrick - January 27, 2014 at 7:37pm
I use iPhone and not 1 problem
octimus - January 26, 2014 at 10:49pm
Apple is waiting the release of the samsung galaxy s5 to attaque
SamsunkIsCrap - January 26, 2014 at 11:42pm
Yeah, I bet the s5 size will be 6" and work like the 5s in every way so samsheeps defend them once again, logic at its finest.
iProService - January 26, 2014 at 5:35pm
One of Steve Jobs intended design cues of the iPhone was that it could used with one hand. Do you really believe they will abandon this very important feature?
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