That Larger iPhone Won’t Be Out Until June 2014 [Rumor]

    April 30, 2013
    Zach Walton
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The iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 have been the subject of rumors and speculation since the beginning of this year. Most seem to think that the former will launch this year, and the latter is being saved for next year. A new report has come in to further back those claims.

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek is back on the iPhone 6 rumor beat with an update. He says that Apple will indeed launch the iPhone 6 in 2014 – June to be exact. He also speculates that the iPhone 6 will receive the oft-rumored display size upgrade.

So, where does Misek’s report leave this year’s rumored iPhone 5S? While the new device may not sport a larger display, Misek says it will have a better processor, a better camera and new mobile payment options in Passbook. If that’s not enough, he also says that Apple will finally offer the iPhone in a variety of different colors.

Even without a larger display, the iPhone 5S has the potential to shake everything up on the software side of things. 9to5Mac says that iOS 7 will sport a completely new redesign that ditches the realistic stylings of iOS in favor of a more “flat” design that you see on platforms like Windows 8.

Some people say that Apple needs to increase the size of the iPhone’s display to better compete with Android, but the iPhone may be able to wait out one more year if iOS receives a substantial upgrade. Software is always more important than hardware, and a completely revamped iOS could make everybody forget about the bigger iPhone until next year.

[Financial Post via BGR]
  • Adam

    Apple has lost it’s innovation and drive. I am and have been a loyal iOS customer for the past 4 years, but this display increase on the iPhone 5 was the biggest slap to the face. They are not meeting customer demands and their specifications are equivalent to the of Android phones years ago. I LOVE LOVE LOVE iOS, but the hardware attached to the iOS is not meeting my needs. I will be switching to Android soon once my contract is up. If the screen display increased PROPORTIONATELY, like all other phones have, then I would for sure stay with the iPhone, but it has not. Bye Apple, let me know when you find your R&D department again!

  • http://Hb_dad@yahoo.com HB_Dad

    Things to add:

    Built in Flash support
    Built in Unity support
    Full Java support
    Allow files to be downloaded from web pages
    Allow file transfers between phones like the Galaxy S3/4 or via Bluetooth
    Built in Office-like software. Perhaps OpenOffice or LibreOffice?