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iPhone 5S Will Have Multiple Screen Sizes, Colors in June?

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There's a rumor that the next iPhone will arrive in multiple colors and screen sizes.

On Wednesday Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White told investors that based on his "checks" with Apple suppliers, the next-generation iPhone will represent a huge departure from previous models, including the just-launched iPhone 5. Currently dubbed as the iPhone 5S, the next phone will offer customers more choice, he said, including different colors and screen sizes.

"Although Apple offers a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and a 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the Company has never offered multiple screen sizes for a single model," he said. "We believe this is about to change with the next iPhone, offering different screen sizes that we believe will allow Apple to better bifurcate the market and expand its reach."

White also told investors that this supposed iPhone 5S will be offered in five different colors: blue, pink, yellow, white/silver and black/slate. The phones are expected to launch in May/June with certain supply production starting in March/April.

Rumors of multiple iPhone launches are nothing new, and so far they've fallen flat as shown with the separate launches of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. Offering multiple form factors of a new release is a departure from the norm, but one that Apple may need to embrace due to Android's growing market share.

In 2012, many news sources voted the Android-based Samsung Galaxy S3 as the best gadget of the year, beating out the elongated Apple iPhone 5. CNET called the Galaxy S3 a "worldwide hero" due to the combination of its large, vibrant HD screen, Android 4.0, 8MP camera, 4G LTE connectivity and more. It's also one of the many "Galaxy" smartphones that's currently fueling rumors of Google going after Samsung's market share with the Motorola xPhone, slated to launch this year.

Despite high sales of the iPhone 5, Apple's stock reportedly took more than a 25-percent plunge, touching new lows, by the end of 2012 after shares rose to an all-time high in September. Still, the iPhone 5 is expected to help shares rebound in 2013 along with the introduction of the iPhone 5S and its many form factors.

"Apple is our top overall pick for 2013," White said. "With the 25% correction in Apple’s stock from the high in September, the stock is now trading at just 7.7x our CY13 EPS estimate (less cash) and the company’s portfolio has never been stronger, in our view."

The drop in stock value was reportedly due to "tax-related selling" which in turn created a "negative news cycle". This negativity is expected to be broken as iPhone 5 and iPad Mini sales continue to grow, and details regarding the next iPhone are conveniently leaked into the news machine.


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    mrmaia , January 3, 2013 3:30 PM
    Make a brown iPhone, maybe customers will get the clue about what they're buying.
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    curnel_D , January 3, 2013 3:41 PM
    Just got an iPhone 5 for Christmas. Now I'm desperately searching for someone dumb enough to trade me for a proper phone. More screen sizes and colors wouldn't convince me to keep this thing.
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    junnyeen , January 3, 2013 3:54 PM
    it's a good idea until you realize that you're most likely to cover it up with a case
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    jaber2 , January 3, 2013 3:08 PM
    I want purple
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    hate machine , January 3, 2013 3:08 PM
    Brian White is up there with Gene Munster. I immediately disregard anything he says.
  • 20 Hide
    mrmaia , January 3, 2013 3:30 PM
    Make a brown iPhone, maybe customers will get the clue about what they're buying.
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    olaf , January 3, 2013 3:40 PM
    Make it Red with white pokadots and ill buy my first apple :D 
  • 13 Hide
    curnel_D , January 3, 2013 3:41 PM
    Just got an iPhone 5 for Christmas. Now I'm desperately searching for someone dumb enough to trade me for a proper phone. More screen sizes and colors wouldn't convince me to keep this thing.
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    junnyeen , January 3, 2013 3:54 PM
    it's a good idea until you realize that you're most likely to cover it up with a case
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    wemakeourfuture , January 3, 2013 4:00 PM
    curnel_DJust got an iPhone 5 for Christmas. Now I'm desperately searching for someone dumb enough to trade me for a proper phone. More screen sizes and colors wouldn't convince me to keep this thing.


    How much are you willing to sell it? Is it unlocked?
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    cRACKmONKEY421 , January 3, 2013 4:35 PM
    I wouldn't be surprised if apple patented this idea then sues android creators for having too many screen sizes and colors :D 
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    jakes69 , January 3, 2013 5:11 PM
    Nokia is officially the leader in innovation...Everyone wants to follow. Wireless charging is next.
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    Anonymous , January 3, 2013 6:01 PM
    I stopped caring about iphone at the 4. My next upgrade will be the galaxy note 3 with a 6.3 inch screen from my note 1.
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    hitman400 , January 3, 2013 6:15 PM
    soldier2013I stopped caring about iphone at the 4. My next upgrade will be the galaxy note 3 with a 6.3 inch screen from my note 1.

    That's nothing, I'm waiting for the Note 4 with a 7.5 inch screen -__-
    In the meantime, people waiting for cellphones bigger than the Amazon Kindle resort to using The Samsung Tab.
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    sorrento , January 3, 2013 6:30 PM
    Be careful, maybe apple could pattent "Different Screen Sizes and Multiple Color in a Cell/Smartphone".
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    Anonymous , January 3, 2013 6:33 PM
    Got my lumia 920 a few days ago and already that feels quite small even though i have small hands i couldn't imagine having an iPhone now, its just too small, maybe if they had a 5" and a 4" then I could consider it (although it would never happen)
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    Anonymous , January 3, 2013 6:34 PM
    Nokia should patent yellow phones to sue apple
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    robochump , January 3, 2013 6:46 PM
    curnel_DJust got an iPhone 5 for Christmas. Now I'm desperately searching for someone dumb enough to trade me for a proper phone. More screen sizes and colors wouldn't convince me to keep this thing.


    Sure you did.

    Its about time Apple offers more colors!
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    thomasf94 , January 3, 2013 7:03 PM
    this would be cool!
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    keither5150 , January 3, 2013 8:01 PM
    Apple would be well served to offer a 5 inch phone with a better display, more ram, and a SD card slot. A 5 inch size would allow for a larger battery. Everyone I know bitches about the iphone's battery life. And they don't believe me when I tell them how long my Note 2 lasts. Hopefully for Apple, they don't just add an app and a "s" on the end. Hopefully they don't screw the people out of that app. People who bought siri before the 4S came out got screwed. And then they were told that the iphone 4 or 3 wasn't fast enough for siri. It shocks me that a company can constantly shit on their customer base and still be successful.

    They really need to do something magical. If they don't, they have zero chance enticing anyone who has switched to android. Never mind the phone, update your software. And maybe you should stop saying that the competition's features are shitty. That way you won't look like such a tool when you choose to adopt these "shitty" features a few years later. Cough cough, small tablet, cough, task manager, cough, S pen and notification bar. Companies that never say never rarely look like fools.
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    ojas , January 3, 2013 8:09 PM
    At least Apple's giving people choice now.
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    keither5150 , January 3, 2013 8:10 PM
    S pen will be copied shortly
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    wemakeourfuture , January 3, 2013 8:27 PM
    keither5150Apple would be well served to offer a 5 inch phone with a better display, more ram, and a SD card slot. A 5 inch size would allow for a larger battery. Everyone I know bitches about the iphone's battery life. And they don't believe me when I tell them how long my Note 2 lasts. Hopefully for Apple, they don't just add an app and a "s" on the end. Hopefully they don't screw the people out of that app. People who bought siri before the 4S came out got screwed. And then they were told that the iphone 4 or 3 wasn't fast enough for siri. It shocks me that a company can constantly shit on their customer base and still be successful. They really need to do something magical. If they don't, they have zero chance enticing anyone who has switched to android. Never mind the phone, update your software. And maybe you should stop saying that the competition's features are shitty. That way you won't look like such a tool when you choose to adopt these "shitty" features a few years later. Cough cough, small tablet, cough, task manager, cough, S pen and notification bar. Companies that never say never rarely look like fools.


    I won't touch a 5" phone, 4.3 or 4.5 is a good size.

    People I know with a Note II complain about their battery life as oppose to the iPhone users I know.

    They shit on their customer base? You do know they provide a solid 3 year update support on the first day an update is available, can you say that about Android devices and providing for their customer base? You're talking about adding new features through update, S2 doesn't even have full JB support or Note 1 yet for its customers, now that's a joke.

    The Apple store has top-notch customer service to help people with problems and needs, you phone Samsung for help their awful. Have a hardware problem with a phone you cannot even compare the help Apple provides compared to Android manufacturers they are light years apart (even when the phone is not purchased at the Apple store they are incredibly accommodating to their customers).

    Android manufacturers have the habit of abandoning and providing obstacles post-purchase for any help and support.
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