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Analyst: The Apple iPhone 5S will give consumers a choice of screen size and color

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Analyst: The Apple iPhone 5S will give consumers a choice of screen size and color
Topeka Capital Market analyst Brian White has been conducting some supply chain checks, and what he sees is that the so-called Apple iPhone 5S will offer consumers some real choices when launched.  This will give iOS users a similar experience to buyers of Android flavored models who can choose from devices with different screen sizes, colors, features and price points.

White sees production on the next Apple iPhone beginning in March/April with the product launch due in May/June. On Monday, we told you how some app developers are beginning to see their apps tested on the next Apple iPhone and iOS 7. The analyst sees Apple offering the Apple iPhone 5S in a variety of colors such as pink, yellow, blue, white & silver and black & slate.

"Our checks indicate that the next iPhone will have more choices for customers. This entails an expansion in both the color patterns and screen sizes with the next iPhone (i.e., likely called the iPhone 5S) that we currently believe will be launched in May/June with certain supply production starting in March/April"

"Our checks are also indicating that the next iPhone will offer customers more choice in terms of screen size. Although Apple offers a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and a 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the Company has never offered multiple screen sizes for a single model. We believe this is about to change with the next iPhone offering different screen sizes that we believe will allow Apple to better bifurcate the market and expand its reach."-Brian White, analyst, Topeka Capital Market

source: Forbes

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posted on 02 Jan 2013, 11:51 71

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


LOL@Analysts.... Nobody will know for sure unless another phone is found in a bar somewhere.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:02 6

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 9255; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That wasn't funny

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 13:13 21

27. MeoCao (unregistered)


Tim Cook is possibly getting bold that he can prove Jobs was wrong again after iPad mini success.

I think this will lower Apple's margins but customers will have more choices.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 15:36 2

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 9255; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Meocao giving apple props. Is this really u lol?

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 21:31 6

63. MeoCao (unregistered)


I will encourage anything that offers more choices and value to us users, Apple or not.

But Apple is stil an evil and I don't think they will change.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 23:02 2

66. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hope they don't change, and make the iP5s iP6 all the same™®©

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 18:02 16

57. someones4 (Posts: 613; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


Since when does Apple care about consumer's choices? Apple costumers get only two choices: take it or leave it.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 13:26 12

29. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


It is funny if you know how to laugh at simple things.
Lumia powered iPhone...too bad Apple can't patent colors.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 13:37 5

33. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Or can they?

*Hint* : Previous iPad rectangle with rounded corners patent

Ring any bells?

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 15:15 6

44. The_Innovation (Posts: 531; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


I don't know man, according to the like/dislike ratio of both of your comments, it seems that it was very funny.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:41 2

50. KazEmpire (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


Looks like you have personal experience on that

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 22:57

65. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Yes it was. But I thought 96 was an Apple fan?

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:07 10

8. StringCheese01 (Posts: 62; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


Das true.

Analysts -->http://24.media.tumblr.com/16474b073feb5ff9086facaae61147b0/tumblr_mfp720CvsK1ql5yr7o1_400.gif

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 15:08 2

43. PAPINYC (limited) (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


OMG, that was soooo funny that iPeed in my pants!

I can't wait for another bar discovery. Incidentally, I thought the next iPhone was going to be called the "5C"??

Either way, it will be great that iPhone owners will now have choices (besides what connector to use).

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 11:57 8

2. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Apple looks like it's doing some catching up work, only thing I'm interested in is iOS 7 which I hope brings some change not another row of icons.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:03 11

5. Aeires (unregistered)


So essentially the iPod Touch will finally be able to make calls. /joke

With that in mind though, color options don't seem that far of a stretch. Multiple screen sizes, yes, that's a stretch to believe.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 14:23 2

38. Zero0 (Posts: 561; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Really having a tough time believing that they would have multiple screen sizes.

Developers are going to start getting aggravated. First there was the iPhone, then the iPad. Then the iPhone and iPad doubled those dimensions with retina displays. Not a huge deal to change. The iPhone 5 messed things up, by adding an entirely unrelated resolution.

A retina iPad mini should be able to hold the resolution of an iPad 3, but a multi-sized iPhone is just another thing for devs to have to adjust.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:06 2

6. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


apple : we have color variety now for all people that want something different and fresh.
the fan: we can customize with our new magical iphone 5s now.

profit ???

and it will be 4inch. they weren't gonna make it any bigger than that maybe in 10 or 20 years.

good luck to them.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:58 1

25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5632; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


with same specs size screen

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 13:34 3

32. Eonnaydra (Posts: 185; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


You aren't a tech guy.You and all the haters(android or iPhone fanboys) ruin this site.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:45 3

59. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


My guess is the biggest will be 4.3, then Apple will try and pull a Razr M. But in all seriousness they are most likely going to make 3 screen size differences.

1.) 3.5 (obviously) for the tiny handed
2.) 4.0 for the normal handed
3.) (possibly) 4.3 for the big handed

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:07 1

7. slimmy (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


If this is true then this gonna be interesting in a good way

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:08 3

9. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


if they do update the ios to 7.0 thery're gonna copy android and add widgets boring apple can just go to sleep....but the hardwear still gonna be the same just no samsung parts better for samsung tho any way

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:14 7

11. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


yeah because like we all know android was the first with widgets right, and everything you lot brag about on android never existed before did it? sick of the double standards get over yourself android werent the first

and as for the better for samsung part, it isnt they will loose money but wont effect them drastically, same for apple they will loose an excellent manufacture which could prove a problem for them

stop your one sided crap thanks

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 13:53 1

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 9255; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Where've u been bro. Happy new year.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:37 1

18. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


lol they would have to change their whole ui to add widgets and want only the processor samsung?

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:20 1

12. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I must be an analist because I predicted an iPhone mini... lol
Previously here on PA

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:35 15

16. shnibz (Posts: 153; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)


Whats the point In having an iPhone in different colors? Every single person I know who has an iPhone has a case on it.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 14:28 2

39. Zero0 (Posts: 561; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


They could always make a tougher phone.

Apple's in need of something huge. Build something strong enough to survive most accidents, call it the world's strongest phone, and you've got a winner. No case necessary.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:48 2

21. kpfirefighter (Posts: 159; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Different screen sizes! This will put apple back in the race. keeping the quality and maybe a 5 inch screen. I say back in the game. Now just lower all the extra s**t you have to pay for and we will talk

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 15:41 1

47. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


At least an manufacturer that give us the choices, i mean i love the apple hardware (an example) but for me small screens are better, so the same hardware in a compact body or in a large body, another exemple the galaxy s3 mini, if it had the same hardware of his big brother, the name S3 would be more resonable

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:55 9

22. ryq24 (Posts: 439; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


unless its screen size is upgraded to 4.3" or 4,8" it will continue to lose market share to samsung.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 13:56 1

37. slimmy (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


General question, what's more important, losing market share or gaining more profit from what you sell?

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 20:20 3

61. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Excellent question, and people could argue both ways. In my opinion having a higher market share is important as developers will continue to develop for for device and keep the platform alive. If iOS suddenly saw itself (for example) at 20% market-share worldwide I can see the development of apps being favoured for android.

Who is the local public transport service going to develop an app for first, a phone which 20% of people use or a phone which 60% of people use. This is why iOS has in the past had apps developed for it first, but as android's market share increases, it is most likely going to be android that people develop for first.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:55 7

23. SellPhones82 (Posts: 379; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Oh, so one phone size really doesn't fit all people? I would have never guessed! Jobs is turning in his grave right now if this is true.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:57 9

24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5632; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Umm NOKIA have already done that. so why is this big news?

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 13:32 1

31. Eonnaydra (Posts: 185; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Because Nokia hasn't iOS and the apple logo on their phones.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:58 4

26. jan25 (Posts: 370; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


OMG Phonearena stop it right now.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 13:18 4

28. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


From a neutral viewpoint I don't think Apple's marketing helps. Apple like to say that the way they do things is right and better than other companies. It doesn't look good when they say the iPhone 5's 4" screen is the right size as people don't want bigger screens. All they do is look stupid by going back on what they said because it's pretty obvious at some point an iPhone will have a screen bigger than 4".

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 00:01

68. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


what company have you seen put out a product that doesn't think the way they do things is the best? it's not just Apple...c'mon ppl, the blame game against Apple on this site is getting a little stale. I don't understand the logic of commenters (most of the time).

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 13:30 3

30. bossmt_2 (Posts: 421; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


FRAGMENTATION!!!

RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 13:37

34. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)


Wow.. Cant wait.. 4" blue. Or 4.3" is much better.. Please let it be..

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 13:40 3

35. ZayZay (Posts: 548; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Hurray, now I can have several phone on back order and have non stop questions about when they will get in stock, not just 2 models, white and black!

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 14:32 8

40. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


The iPhone 5s will copy Nokia/MS in the color department and size in samsung's. Apple's followers including the tech industry and wallatreet will label this again as Apple's biggest and most innovative achievement, therefore boosting stock prices.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 14:54

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 9255; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Very silly comment but then again it is a free country

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 21:58 2

64. corporateJP (Posts: 1282; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


You living under a rock?

Because dude hit the nail on the head with his comment. Happens every time a new iAnything is released.

And, no matter how insignificant the new feature(s) are, the idiots on Wallstreet and the brainless in line for it go crazy.

It's a phone with a minimal bag of tricks added to it.

posted on 03 Jan 2013, 00:09 2

69. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


again...w/the bias. HTC was the first phone out there w/screen specs of a 4.3 in. display. so based on those two moronic comments any phone that came out w/a 4.3 in. screen after the HD2 (which would involve countless Android models) was a copying right? of course you don't think that but if Apple does it...then it's wrong. smh. there are more intelligent ways of saying you don't like something vs making ridiculous statements that demonstrate a complete one-sided way of thinking.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 14:53 1

41. darkkjedii (Posts: 9255; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Can't wait for WWDC Apple should have some nice goodies this year. Also MWC for Samsungs goodness also, Lots of great tech to look forward to this year

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 15:17 1

45. The_Innovation (Posts: 531; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


They have to raise their stock somehow. They're up and moving, finally.

Who knows, with Ivy in charge of iOS, we might see richer features on the iPhone similar to Android, and with all these other choice offerings like screen size, I just might switch back to an iPhone. Which had me won over once, but disappointed later.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:22

48. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Size choice is still available. One can still buy 4s if they want to. Yes color is something which would surely add to innovation basket of Apple. Another feather in the cap for Apple's innovating team and i just hope that there aren't any patent applications pending wrt patenting color in USPTO :)

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:30 3

49. gustavoace (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Thats interesting... When iCrap changed from a 3.5 to a 4 inches screen, many (if not all) apps didnt fit, because iOs does not know how to deal with different screensizes. And now, with many sizes, if it is true, will be a horror show for Apple.. But they're getting used to it

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 16:57 3

51. amiaq (Posts: 321; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Multiple colors is Jelly Bean!! Copy cat Apple, go find original idea.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:06 1

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 9255; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple needs to expand, one of androids biggest pluses is its versatility. I love androids choices of screen sizes, customizations, and models. Apple u should take note of this, as it has a direct effect on androids spread of popularity. Apple should know a good leader should also b a good follower. Android followed apple for a while, and is now a good leader. I see apple learning, and coming off their high horse. I expect something big from them this year with ios7 and the next iPhone. Any thoughts people? Intelligent ones please, if not then please don't comment.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 20:46 2

62. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Apple will need to come off its high horse to turn things around and really bring something tremendous to market. They are certainly capable of it. Speaking of horses, I'm going to beat a dead one for a sec lol. They need to stop with all the patent junk, focus on making something really cool, not just a slightly different phone like the last couple of releases have been.

One thing I would also like to see Apple do is take better care of those selling their products. For instance, I can make 2x as much or more in commission on several Android models for new activations as I can on any iPhone. I'm more than happy to sell one to a customer that wants one and it suits the things they need. Other than that, they don't provide much incentive for us to push it, certainly not as much as many Android phones.

The last device they released phone wise that turned the industry on its ear was the 3GS. It is about time they put out something that did that again. In a perfect world, I'd love to see great offerings for iOS, Android, WP8, and BB, so the choices would be great. That said, it is all cyclical. First it was Blackberry, then iPhone, now Android. Who's going to step up next? Given some time to develop, WP8 could really take off.

I think the next year or two will be very key to Apple. If they can wow the world with another phone that is truly better than its competition, like the 3GS was, then the sky is the limit. If they continue the small incremental upgrades that they have followed with the 4, 4S, and now the 5, then recent troubles will likely get worse. Just my 2 cents.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:25 4

53. Altair (Posts: 292; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Hmm thats though one... should I choose 3.5" or 4"? Laugh! Was kidding, who will ever choose such tiny sizes with poor icons?? Yes, those who likes so much -90!

I've got superior Nokia Lumia 920 already!

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:37 1

55. darkkjedii (Posts: 9255; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


What makes your Nokia superior, other than its your personal choice. I mean really...

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:45 4

56. CardiWPfan (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


I find APPLE to be very gimicky now if not very predictable. I mean first off NOKIA has been doing this now for a while. Samsung up until recently started doing the colour thing and now HTC and Huawai seems to be coping and mimicking as well. What I find fascinating is that to me this scream desperation if Apple follows throw on this. I mean doesn't Apple I-touch devices fill this niche market for Apple?? Apple stop right now, please go back to innovating and stop Copying for Christ sake. Jeez its time like these that I truly miss Steve Jobs smdh!! Oh and watch Apple come out with NFC and claim it to be revolutionary and done for the first time lmao. I dare them to come out with Iphone 5S with the NFC Gimmickry.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:33 1

58. fanboy1974 (Posts: 994; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I've been telling people this for years but they just laughed. At the time I said that they needed a 3.5", 4" and a 4.5" model but now it might be too late. Let's see if Apple has been it takes to go full force.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:50

60. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


Honeslty what would make it better would they have the colors blue, yellow, red, ect. and you can pick the trim for example: blue and black or blue and white.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 23:44

67. jsdechavez (Posts: 676; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Innovative? Bleh... Don't get me started.

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