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Analysts Predict Bigger Screen for iPhone 6

By - Source: Business Insider | B 37 comments

Super HD camera, NFC, stronger battery, 4.8-inch screen rumored.

Days after purported images of the iPhone 5S leaked, details of Apple's inevitable iPhone 6 has reportedly been outed.

According to one Wall Street observer, the next-generation smartphone will boast a “super HD” camera and screen, stronger battery and NFC, with a release set for June, 2013. Jefferies analyst Peter Misekleast added that the iPhone 6 will come in 6-8 different colors.

"Several iPhone 6 prototypes appear to be floating around," Misek said in a note to analysts. "The model with a 4.8″ screen is the most interesting. It has a Retina+ IGZO screen, a new A7 quad-core processor variant, and a new form factor with no home button. Full gesture control is also possibly included."

Recently, several leaked screenshots purportedly offered the first look into Apple's iPhone 5S, with the smartphone rumored to be going into "trial production" this month, while a launch is apparently scheduled during the opening months of 2013.

 

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    m32 , December 10, 2012 9:34 PM
    So Apple was just BS in the past with,"3.5 inches is big enough"?
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    chuckydb , December 10, 2012 9:36 PM
    ''new form factor with no home button''
    Like Nexus devices???? virtual buttons... Are they gonna sue google for that???
  • 22 Hide
    misterawsome , December 10, 2012 9:39 PM
    love or hate you have to admit apple was on to something when steve jobs was CEO, he had a certain practice that only he could maintain, so in short apple is pretty much dead without jobs
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  • 13 Hide
    samuelspark , December 10, 2012 9:28 PM
    Doesn't take a pro to figure this out.
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    cercuitspark , December 10, 2012 9:32 PM
    Hehe, you wish...
  • 25 Hide
    m32 , December 10, 2012 9:34 PM
    So Apple was just BS in the past with,"3.5 inches is big enough"?
  • 24 Hide
    chuckydb , December 10, 2012 9:36 PM
    ''new form factor with no home button''
    Like Nexus devices???? virtual buttons... Are they gonna sue google for that???
  • 22 Hide
    misterawsome , December 10, 2012 9:39 PM
    love or hate you have to admit apple was on to something when steve jobs was CEO, he had a certain practice that only he could maintain, so in short apple is pretty much dead without jobs
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    DSpider , December 10, 2012 9:44 PM
    I hope they get rid of the home button for the iPod touches, too.

    But we'll find out in... September, I think.
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    robochump , December 10, 2012 9:49 PM
    m32So Apple was just BS in the past with,"3.5 inches is big enough"?


    It is big enough but consumers are dazzled by bigger displays and the larger displays of competitors is most likely the single largest selling point advantage. The current iPhone 5 screen is perfect for portable smart phone use but consumer trends will dictate device form factor.
  • 17 Hide
    unksol , December 10, 2012 9:49 PM
    What's with all the analyst says xyz crap? I can make up BS rumors too... am I an analyst?
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    WithoutWeakness , December 10, 2012 9:53 PM
    Going back a year or so there numerous articles about why 3.5" was the "perfect" screen size and why Apple would likely never increase it to 4" or anything larger. And we all saw how that concept turned out with the iPhone 5. It's baffling to see that Apple finally followed so many other manufacturers into the 16:9 ratio while still marketing it as "innovation". Their iPhone 5 screens are still not even HD, they are only 640x1136.

    I know these are just rumors and speculative prototypes but it's great to see that Apple is playing catch-up to other manufacturers in terms of hardware specs and what their devices can do. People will still buy them because they're the next iDevice but more and more consumers are getting educated/informed and moving to superior devices and platforms.
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    jurassic1024 , December 10, 2012 9:59 PM
    My 4.5" IPS screen never gets old.
    (LG Optimus 4G LTE)
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    alexthager , December 10, 2012 10:01 PM
    otacon72That's why they are the most valuable company on earth.


    Up until a few months ago, all of the product releases since his death were scheduled by Jobs. He created a plan for Apple. The stock price increase wasn't because of Cook, it was somewhat still the reigning of Steve. Yet, the iPhone 5, was Steve Job's last project, so it's still a possibility that Apple will not last without Steve Jobs.
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    skidawgz , December 10, 2012 10:02 PM
    I cannot believe that this is taking up a slot in the news feed. Apple is completely over-covered on this, and many other sites. Tell us more about something we can't find anywhere TH!!!
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    fantasticles , December 10, 2012 10:03 PM
    There is no way apple is going with a 4.8 inch screen, if there was an increase I'd say it would be between 4.2 to 4.5 inches max. Don't care either way really, screw apple :) 
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    robochump , December 10, 2012 10:18 PM
    alexthagerUp until a few months ago, all of the product releases since his death were scheduled by Jobs. He created a plan for Apple. The stock price increase wasn't because of Cook, it was somewhat still the reigning of Steve. Yet, the iPhone 5, was Steve Job's last project, so it's still a possibility that Apple will not last without Steve Jobs.


    Highly doubt the iPhone 5 was the last device on Steve's list before going to the great beyond. Aside from that Smart Phone screens can only get so big and Sammy's S3 is the limit. Anything bigger is just impractical to carry around.
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    nitrium , December 10, 2012 10:19 PM
    But, but, but, Steve said a 3.5" 4:3 screen was "perfect", because you need to able to access the entire screen with one hand. And Apple fans far and wide vehemently defended Steve by saying that the bigger screens on the competitions phones were stupid, because 3.5" is just exactly right, because Steve said so. What you think now? Still buying Apple after Tim burned you with bigger screens, that Steve himself said are no good for phones (not to mention the blasphemy and total disrespect to Steve by bringing out a 7.8" iPad). I put this to Apple fans: was Steve in fact utterly WRONG about screen size ALL ALONG?
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    Botia , December 10, 2012 10:19 PM
    It's not the size that matters. It's how you use it.
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    fearless1333 , December 10, 2012 10:26 PM
    This just in: in an exclusive leak by a Foxconn worker, the iPhone 8s-SuperUberElite is reportedly going to be exactly 15.9% thinner, 20.1% faster, and the screen is going to be bigger by exactly 11.1mm. Experts have already labeled the new phone as "revolutionary" and "ground-breaking." Thousands of people are reportedly already lining up in anticipation for the December 2014 release date and are excited that they can now get their new iPhone in hot pink to support breast cancer. #Savetheboobs.
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    xanagu88 , December 10, 2012 10:36 PM
    Steve wouldn't have allowed this
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    Anonymous , December 10, 2012 10:39 PM
    Too bad the Iphone 5S will be the next model that looks the same as the 5 now just a tad faster. Dont expect to see the 6 before 2014. Meanwhile I went bigger this past April, alot bigger the Galaxy Note. 5.3 inches and getting the Note 2 soon at 5.5 inches the screen is bigger than the entire Iphone.
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    dauntekong , December 10, 2012 10:39 PM
    AppSung or Sampple is what it should be called...
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