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Next iPhone coming in September, says analyst, won't bow to peer pressure for larger displays

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Next iPhone coming in September, says analyst, won't bow to peer pressure for larger displays
Jefferies & Co.’s analyst Peter Misek, who has covered Apple extensively over the years and issued quite a few preemptive notes to clients regarding events going on in its supply chain, was on Bloomberg TV giving an interview recently, regurgitating his main talking points on Apple's universe.

The main take from his musings are that nothing in Apple's supply chain indicates that it is prepping to launch a phone with a large screen, or at least larger than the one found on the iPhone 5. The specifics of Apple's display tech usage apparently won't allow it to conceptualize and retool for a big-screen iPhone the way Tim Cook wants it until the 2014 edition.

The S4 is a five-inch-screen product, so, broadly speaking, the two don’t really compete. We think Samsung will take significant market share this year. Here in the U.S., Apple will continue to garner great market share. The pressure for a larger-screen phone will continue to mount. Based on our supply chain work and our research on Apple’s technology, we don’t think they can produce a larger screen iPhone till the middle of next year at the earlier.

Also, the analyst tracks more than 400 suppliers, and he mentioned the next iPhone is unlikely to arrive in the summer, but will keep the new September schedule of announcement that was introduced last year. It is virtually certain, Mr Misek said, that the changes won't be in design, but rather in functionality, like a new higher-res camera unit, as well as a faster processor.

As for the affordable iPhone, he confirmed the possibility, saying that it is likely to have the same 4" screen size, but use different components than Apple's flagship, and be introduced for China Mobile and other targeted carriers abroad first.

source: Barron's

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posted on 14 May 2013, 02:50 2

1. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)


Might give a try to the bigger screen iPhone next year.

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:13

2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Seems like China gets all the best products first...:) Must be great too have all the big manufactures producing in/for your country.

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:27

5. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)


I'm not from China. -_-

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:24 2

4. itsjustJOH (Posts: 76; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


*longer

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:28

6. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)


Lol, I don't think that they'll just make it longer anymore.
It'll be bigger. It'll have to be bigger!

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:56

11. zhiae (Posts: 174; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


disappointing just like iphone 5 maybe slimmer 400ppi hd display not 720 pix i guess quad core cortex a15 ios7 do there is any thing idnt mention like same dezign

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:35 2

12. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


please, dump all the iPhones, the world will become a better place for innovations = for everyone except for Apple

see:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-wants-to-add-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-to-2014-patent-trial_id42985

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:03

15. icyrock1 (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Common guys, we should know apple's change cycle by now.

> Year one introduce a New iPhone with new Display/components (iPhone 3G)
> Next year introduce a slightly improved phone with bumped up specs and improved software (iPhone 3GS)
> Next year introduce a new iPhone display and bumped internals (iPhone 4 and the "retina" display)
> Next year add improved specs and new software features
> etc,

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:14

3. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


Don't really bother with these "analysts"

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:31

7. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


There are many things Apple has to do again in the software side if larger screen will be brought to life

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:34 7

8. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Peer pressure? What is this high school?

And oh yeah, regardless of screen size the 5S will still outsell any other phone out there.

posted on 14 May 2013, 03:39 1

9. FlushGordon (unregistered)


How's that anything to do with improved functionality and superiority against the competition?

Take your impressive sales up your @ss

Shill.

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:42

13. iushnt (Posts: 614; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


ip5 still has not outsold s3

posted on 14 May 2013, 05:52 4

14. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)


LOL, good joke, buddy.
Please look at the figures.

posted on 14 May 2013, 04:07

10. attaturk (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Seems like it doesn't require that much to be named analyst on phonearena. Somebody posting on a forum would be qualified.

posted on 14 May 2013, 14:13

16. flamencoguy (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


"won't bow to public pressure" would be more correct!
No peers are urging them

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