iPhone 6 Could Be the Biggest iPhone Yet

Apple just launched the iPhone 5S a couple of months ago, but the rumor mill is already buzzing with talk of the next version. According to the latest rumors, the next iPhone, which will presumably be called the iPhone 6, will have a larger screen than the current model. This time, the rumors come from Chinese language site C Tech, which cites insiders that say Apple has been testing an iPhone with a 4.9-inch display.

Though it's not exactly groundbreaking news, it does go against what Steve Jobs said a few years back about no one wanting to buy a big phone. Specifically, Steve Jobs hit out at rivals making phones that are so big 'you can't get your hand around it.' The comment was made in reference to antenna problems with the 3.5-inch iPhone 4. Jobs said creating a device too big for people to hold with one hand would help, but "no one's going to buy that." This was when anywhere between four and five inches was considered big.

The current iPhone 5S has a 4-inch display but the 16:9 aspect ratio means it's still quite easy to grasp. Could we see an even bigger phone in 2014? Other rumors regarding the next iteration of iPhone suggest the device might also have a curved display. No doubt we'll hear plenty more about the iPhone 6 over the next year. The phone likely won't arrive until next fall.

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  • Ragnar-Kon
    I wouldn't be surprised if it is a bigger screen. Because clearly phones with bigger screen sizes sell, and they sell well.

    BUT, I personally hope it isn't. A 4" screen is near perfect in my opinion, and anything bigger starts to get uncomfortable to carry around in my pocket. I know several people who walk around with a Note in their pocket... how they can do that and not drive themselves crazy is beyond me.

    That said, if Motorola (now Google?) keeps updating the 4" DROID, I'll probably go with that. Or I might be able to handle the 4.3" Galaxy Mini. But the 5"+ phones I just can't do.
  • Jgriff
    If I have to re position my hand to reach anything on the screen, the phones a fail in my book. 4-4.3" for me.
  • Jgriff
    1 hand operation= phone, if you're using 2 hands its a tablet that makes calls. Thats how I see it.