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iPhone 6 to feature a 4.8-inch screen

Posted by Allwyn on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 14:38
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There are plenty of rumours going around that Apple is testing a bigger screen for iPhone 6. According to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek., Apple iPhone 6 will come with a 4.8-inch screen. Soon after the brief meet with the Apple's Asian suppliers, Misek issued a note to investors on Monday saying the iPhone 6 would offer a 4.8-inch screen. Obviously a great news as currently the iPhones come with only 4 inch display screen. That will certainly please Apple fans as they see plenty of big screened Androids in the market.

Though the analyst did not disclose the reason behind his prediction, he mentioned in his note that the new screen size would drive a huge number of upgrades. “We think the 85M iPhones eligible for an upgrade when the iPhone 6 launches (we think Apple is targeting Sep 2014) could be boosted by another 5-10M from people who skipped the 5S/5C cycle," Misek wrote.

Why big screens?

Apple always stuck to its 3.5-inch display. With Android smartphones growing bigger each day, Apple was under pressure. The iPhone 5 did satisfy some of those demands with a 4-inch display. Apple said at that time that the move was a necessary one for the company and one that would enhance the overall experience of using its mobile products. We expected the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C to come with a bigger display, but Apple held onto the 4-inch one.

 The ground between a smartphone and a phablet is good. So a phone with a 4.8-inch display is perfect. Easy for one hand use, fits well in your pocket and big enough to enhance user experience. I am not the biggest Apple fan but a phone with a 4.8-inch screen changes things. I am convinced that many Android users will turn their heads to an Apple phone with a 4.8-inch display. 

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