“Rumors are abundant with new screen sizes with for the iPhone 6,” E. Werner Reschke writes for T-GAAP. “The rumors continue to pour in that Apple will launch the iPhone 6 with a 4.7″ screen and a 5.5″ one. It is that later rumor [with which] I take issue. 5.5″ is really a tweener product. It’s a tablet and a phone, or as people like to call it, a “phablet”. The problem is that it makes a really awful phone. It’s almost like holding your shoe up to your head for talking.”
“Looking back at the first Motorola ‘brick’ phones, we all laugh how large, how heavy and how silly people look with those monsters next to their heads. Do you think Apple wants to go back that direction and have people laughing at their products? No,” Reschke writes. “Moreover, people in the phablet market are looking for two different devices merged into one. That has never been Apple’s way of doing things. Apple will continue to lead the smart phone market as well as the tablet market and let others fumble around and get laughed at when holding a 6″ device next to their head like the old Motorola brick phone.”
“Expect a well designed 4.7″ iPhone 6 to join the current screen size in the iPhone 5s line-up at WWDC or this summer,” Reschke writes. “Anything else would be, un-Apple.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Users in emerging markets like China, Apple’s focus these days, cannot afford a smartphone and a tablet. They buy phablets for that reason. That is why Apple is strongly considering a 5.5-inch iOS device (Apple may not call it an “iPhone”) with traditional cellular voice-calling capability.
As for people looking for different devices merged into one:
Reschke’s prediction has been iCal’ed.
Analysts expect Apple to finally offer iPhones with larger screens this year – April 21, 2014