Analyst: A Larger iPhone Will Become a Reality in 2014, iWatch Will Be More Than a Smartwatch

Analyst: A Larger iPhone Will Become a Reality in 2014, iWatch Will Be More Than a Smartwatch

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Cantor Fitzgerald’s Brian White says that Apple will finally launch an iPhone with a bigger screen in 2014, according to an investor note relayed by BGR.

“Our meeting with a tech supply chain vendor highlighted a bigger iPhone is in the works, and our contact expects a launch in the 2Q:14/3Q:14 time frame,” White wrote in a research note on Thursday morning. “Nearly a year ago, our research in Asia uncovered early stage work on a larger iPhone, and we indicated in our Apple initiation report dated 9/4/13 that ‘a larger screen size on the iPhone is possible in 2014 that could approach 5 inches.’ Given today’s meeting, we are confident that a larger iPhone (approximately five inches) will become a reality in 2014.”

White also believes that the iWatch will be much more than just a smartwatch.

“Our contact also discussed the ‘iWatch.’ Although thoughts around the ‘iWatch’ have been widely covered by the media, this potential device has yet to be launched, and the use case discussions have been rather rudimentary,” White wrote. “As an Apple supplier, our contact offered insight into the ‘iWatch’ and described this potential new device as much more than an extension of your iPhone but as a multi-purpose gateway in allowing consumers to control their home (i.e., heating/cooling, lights, audio, video, etc.). We found this discussion interesting as it opened our eyes to why the ‘iWatch’ has the potential to appeal to a much broader audience of consumers than just another mobile device.”

White has a Buy rating on AAPL with a 12-month price target of $777. His report corroborates a recent one from DisplaySearch that predicted Apple would release a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone in 2014.

[via BGR]

Analyst: A Larger iPhone Will Become a Reality in 2014, iWatch Will Be More Than a Smartwatch

Gfgf - October 12, 2013 at 5:02pm
Who gives a f$&&king crap already!!!
Owen Densmore - October 12, 2013 at 2:20am
The point for me isn't size, exactly. I'd like to be able to browse the web more easily. The browser is the main non-app that has a struggle with the screen size. Could Apple pull some of their well-known UI magic to make their smaller phones just as usable somehow? And why *not* let the iPad Mini be a phone too? -- Owen
Steven JOBS - October 12, 2013 at 2:35am
Because cellular iPads, that's why! It kills me to though, how some switch to android just for size!
Owen Densmore - October 12, 2013 at 2:51am
OK, but I do sympathize with those wanting a screen large enough for the web. The current iPhones do not excel in that area. Retina does not, to me, help all that much. I confess to wanting the web .. HTML/CSS/JavaScript to unify desktops, laptops, tablets, phones. I find apps annoying and unnecessary in most cases .. web-apps will do just fine.
What the fox say - October 12, 2013 at 3:01am
Uhh, 64-bit processors were used on desktops and pc's and are now built for iPhone to work like one but I don't see how larger screen makes it good enough for the web (unless you want more text to be seen and/or resolution).
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