After iPhone 5S, Apple could launch an iPhone 6 with larger display (in June 2014)
Although Apple’s plans regarding its seventh-generation iPhone (most likely called iPhone 5S) are far from being well-known, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has ventured to talk about the eight-generation iPhone, which should be released in 2014, possibly under the name iPhone 6.
According to Financial Post, Misek assumes that Apple’s going to launch the iPhone 6 in June 2014, and this will have a “larger” display.
The first five iPhone models (iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S) all have 3.5 inch displays. The iPhone 5, released in September 2012, is the only one to come with a 4 inch screen (1136 x 640 pixels). Yet all the latest high-end Android and Windows Phone handsets all have larger displays (4.5 to 5 inches), so that’s certainly something Apple needs to take into consideration.
Still, I really don’t think Apple will go beyond 4.5 inches with the iPhone 6.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 5S is expected to be launched this September, and it’s unlikely for it to have a display different than what the iPhone 5 is offering. Instead, it should have a faster processor, more RAM, fingerprint sensor, better cameras, and iOS7. A cheaper new iPhone, possibly costing less than $250, might be also introduced in September.
37.4 million iPhones were shipped in the first quarter of 2013, allowing Apple to comfortably take the second position in the smartphone market – behind Samsung (70 million units shipped), and ahead of LG (10 million units).