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Network World - Nine million new iPhone buyers can't be right. They should have waited until January or June or September 2014 for the big-screened iPhone 6.
The Big Screen has achieved Facthood, according to some in the iOSphere. It’s just a question of when iPhone 6 will introduce it. Rumors, rather unhelpfully, suggest anywhere from January to September 2014.
It can’t come too soon, according to everyone from rumormongering bloggers to Donald Trump, all of them warning of Doom, if Apple delays. Pay no attention to those 9 million new iPhone owners.
You read it here second.
iPhone 6 will have a larger display and that’s a fact
Much of the rumoring this week was simply rehashing last week’s rumors about the screen size for iPhone 6.
Claire Hopping at KnowYourMobile created a grab bag of rumors by linking to weeks-old speculative blog posts.
“Much of what we’re hearing at the moment is conjecture,” she begins, modestly enough. Alas, the modesty doesn’t endure. “But the next iPhone update is likely to be a very significant one – it’s a solid number update, and that means big changes….”
How big? Well … big.
“The iPhone 6 will be the handset that sees Apple implement larger displays and that isn’t conjecture – it’s fact,” she declares.
This fact is based, apparently, on speculation by stock analyst Brian White, of Cantor Fitzgerald, who has been cranking out Notes To Investors since returning from a tour of component manufacturers in Asia.
“Our meeting with a tech supply chain vendor during our China/Taiwan Tech Tour today highlighted a bigger iPhone is in the works, and our contact expects a launch in the 2Q:14/3Q:14 time frame,” White claims, according to Teresa Rivas’ account in Barrons’ TechTradeDaily blog.
“We are confident a larger iPhone will be launched in 2014,” White says.
Hopping also links to the oft-linked Sept. 5 Wall Street Journal story that repeated what most people already knew: that Apple does a lot of prototype product testing.
“The electronics giant has begun evaluating a plan to offer iPhones with screens ranging from 4.8 inches to as high as 6 inches, people familiar with the matter say…,” according to the Journal. “Component suppliers say Apple already began testing larger screens for iPhones in recent months. Apple has been particularly interested in recent tests for a 4.8-inch screen, these people say.”
Arguments will be raging until whenever in 2014 the Next iPhone or the next iPhone model is released about how big the screen will be, or should be, or must be. This week, Donald Trump added his two cents, by tweeting “As an addition, Apple must go to a larger screen now--asap! They're losing their standing in the market!”