Two larger iPhones to appear in 2014?

January 24, 2014

Apple is reportedly planning on releasing not one, but two larger iPhones this year. Rumor has it that one of these phones will boast a 5.0-inch screen, while the other will be just over 4.5-inches.

These reports have been swarming around since last year with the reported iPhone 6 coming with a slimmer design and wider screen than that of the iPhone 5/5S.

Recent leaked images show the iPhone 6 sporting a 4.7-inch display and being made of metal. However, Apple doesn’t seem to be following the footsteps of the LG G Flex nor the Samsung Galaxy Round, since the new iPhones will presumably not be curved.

According to the Verge, “the larger phone is still said to be in preliminary development, though earlier reports would suggest that it’s been in the planning stages for some time now.” 

Seeing as how the new iPhones are predicted to have a metal build, Apple will most probably stop producing ones similar to the iPhone 5C, in terms of the plastic casing. This comes as no surprise considering the major difference in sales between the iPhone 5C and 5S. This is not say that Apple will completely remove the iPhone 5C from production soon, despite recent reports stating that it might.

The fact that the all iPhone models, except the first generation, have been around for several years after their releases, makes it highly unlikely for a phone as new as the 5C to leave the market just under a year after its debut.

Apple has visibly taken notice of the high demand for Android phones, so that’s viewed as a probable reason for increasing the new iPhones’ size. Those who prefer the larger displays will be more content if Apple goes through with justifying the current reports.

Only time can tell, but make sure to stay tuned to T3me.com to keep you posted on the latest developments of this story.  

Source: the Verge

Image: iClarified 

by micha
Micheline has a a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate and cappuccinos, an almost obsessive-compulsive aversion to dust on Blu-ray discs, and a passion for regularly playing tennis on her Nintendo Wii. Matched with her love of writing, she is the Editor of T3 Middle East's Levant English publication and English website, and the Associated Editor for the GCC English publication.