iPhone 6 will have a bigger screen : analysts
This entry was posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013.
Over the last couple of years, Apple has been losing a sizable portion of its market share to Android devices. Apart from cost, one of the biggest reasons for this shift is considered to be bigger screens found in Android phones. When the iPhone was first launched, people were fine with a 3.5 inch screen, but now peoples' expectations from their smartphones have changed.
Apple did address these concerns when it launched the iPhone 5, which was the first ever change in the phone's screen size since its launch. If analysts are to be believed, Apple is planning to increase the screen size even further.
A variety of sources have expressed that iPhone 6 will have almost a 5 inch screen. This information has come from Apple suppliers in Asia through interviews conducted by analysts such as Brian White. An investors note released by White about this matter goes as follows.
"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. 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 maintains that Apple is working on an iWatch as well, which will come out before the end of 2014.