Larger 4.8-Inch iPhone 6 Not Expected Until Mid-2014

Larger 4.8-Inch iPhone 6 Not Expected Until Mid-2014

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Jefferies analyst Peter Misek predicts that Apple won't launch a larger iPhone 6 until mid-2014 in a new research note.

We see three possible bottlenecks for the iPhone that could contribute to lower yields (and hence higher costs) and/or a delayed launch.

● App processor production at 20nm. Apple’s current iPhone app processor is on 32nm. For the iPhone 6 we think Apple will likely skip over 28nm and go to 20nm to facilitate adding more cores (4 or even 8). While TSMC is targeting a 2014 ramp in its 20nm production we think that issues like double patterning could make it a more complicated transition than the 28nm ramp, which had its own substantial ramp and yield issues.

● Display shifting from in-cell LCD to on-cell OLED or IGZO. We think in- cell is having difficulty ramping to 4.8”, which is making Apple look at switching to on-cell (a different integrated touchscreen technology) and OLED (despite Apple’s suppliers being well behind Samsung in their OLED capabilities) or IGZO.

● Revamped OS. We think Apple plans to re-architect iOS to utilize more cores and better compete with Samsung. Also, we believe the way iOS interoperates with iCloud, gestures controls, and advertising will be substantially upgraded.

Misek predicts Apple will release an iPhone 5S and a cheaper iPhone in July/July and will update the iPad in September/October alongside an iTV.

[via MacRumors]

Larger 4.8-Inch iPhone 6 Not Expected Until Mid-2014

the real J - February 14, 2013 at 11:27pm
So I gotta wait til 2014 to upgrade my 4S? :(
saminator99 - February 14, 2013 at 9:17am
God dam you apple for all of this i hate you and i will still buy your toys , you taking all of my money AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
xoleras - February 13, 2013 at 10:11pm
and thats why in 2014 not many people will remember wtf an iPhone was They cant keep up with times, they got the whole world competing with them, same thing with the early macs, they lost the war to PCs. They are weirdos, don't keep up with times, I got a 12k mac pro and i don't have blue ray support in mac OS.. just because Steevy said it was never going to take off.. el oh el
joekilledme - February 13, 2013 at 8:47pm
prediction is defined by getting your hopes and dreams up only to be squashed by impending reality that there never was a spoon!
Iclarified - February 13, 2013 at 7:34pm
Predicts all this hmmmmm............ Hashe ever been wrong !
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