We’ve heard rumors about Apple releasing iPhones with larger screens and multiple colors previously, so they’re no longer surprising.
But this time what draws attention is that it is Reuters reporting Apple will release the devices as soon as next year due to pressure from the market and rival handset makers.
The latest report reads:
“Apple is looking at introducing at least two bigger iPhones next year - one with a 4.7-inch screen and one with a 5.7-inch screen - said the sources, including those in the supply chain in Asia. They said suppliers have been approached with plans for the larger screens, but noted it is still unclear whether Apple will actually launch its flagship product in the larger sizes.”
The need for the larger screen iPhone escalated since Samsung has presented Galaxy S4 with a 5" screen and the Galaxy Note II with a 5.5" screen. As far as other colors are concerned, Reuters is reporting that Apple may be looking at 5-6 different colors next year instead of just the old-style black and white options. With iPod Touch already available in multiple color options, it seems flashy colors will attract iPhone audience as well.
Reuters didn't share any information on what would be launched this year but logic commands the "S" upgrade will most likely follow suit with preceding updates with a similar form factor that features mainly in-house upgrades.
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