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

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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]