“If the rumor mill is to be given any credence, Apple will be releasing an iPhone with a larger display, possibly between 4.5 and 4.8-inches, along with a larger 5.5-inch or 6-inch ‘phablet’ later this year,” Sanjiv Sathiah writes for Electronista. “Although Apple has been content to run its own race historically, the rise in popularity of large Android smartphones, and the expectations of Wall Street, almost demands that Apple offers an iPhone that appeals to users who prefer larger displays. In fact, it would be more of surprise come the unveiling of the ‘iPhone 6′ if Apple were to release only another 4-inch device.”

“Until now, Apple’s seeming reluctance to embrace a larger iPhone has revolved around one-handed usability and what it considers to be unacceptable trade-offs that compromise the user experience,” Sathiah writes. “If Apple does indeed launch an iPhone with a larger display, how will it maintain the usability of an iPhone with a larger display?”

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