5"+ iPhone, 12.9" iPad and an iWatch with LG flexible OLED to come from Apple next year

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Now that the iPhone 5s announcement is behind us, and the iPad 5 and mini 2 launches seem imminent, what's in store for us from Apple for next year? 

Korean media claims to have the answer, confirming with its own sources once again that the team from Cupertino is working on a larger screen iPhone, even larger iPad, and a smart watch.

The new iPhone screen size is now pegged for "at least" 5 inches, as we've heard before from the Wall Street Journal sources that Apple is toying with 5-6" sizes. It might be stopping at the low end of that spectrum to keep things manageable, or simply keep the iPhone 5s and 5c around as the 4" alternatives. 

The larger iPad is said to be exactly 12.9", which jibes with numerous reports that Apple will have bigger iPad to battle the influx of Win 8 touchscreen hybrids and convertibles that is populating stores these days. The source mentions that this larger iPad will be aimed at the education (e-book) and enterprise markets, which makes sense.

Finally, the iWatch OLED display is said to be made by LG, and this coincides with a recent claim Apple has a working 1.5" prototype of the smart watch in testing that uses 1.5" flexible display panel. Where there's smoke, there's fire, and next year might see the biggest overhaul of Apple's mobile lineup since things started in 2007.

source: ETNews via RedmondPie

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44 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Well 5 inch iPhone??? Apple finally listening to customers...

5. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Yes and I think unlike the competition they should stop there. The way things are being released, I fear that in two years a phone will be as big as a tablet. I

7. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

And, what's wrong with a phoneblet??

17. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

its called a tab

19. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

U cant put it in your pocket And is uncomfortable in hands

10. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

5 inch plus is too big - in my opinion the Nexus 4 is pretty much the sweet spot in size for a phone.

11. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

They wanted to bring it this but couldn't because of ic and they wouldn't have anything left for next year... So it definitely coming next year

13. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

This article is for iFans! Androiers don't care about size anymore.

25. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sorry to disappoint you Dan, but most of the boos and frowns over small screened devices on Apple and Nokia device came from Android fans. You know, the usual "I got a big d¡ck, where's yours?" kind of bully?

42. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Well I must say that's unfortunate even if the fanboyism exists in the digital world we still must care for the emotions and keep the arguments and views as much clean as possible at least in language side. #Respect the platform that we are able to share our views.

14. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

I guess Apple will finally have to put an HD screen on an iPhone to keep the "retina PPI" I mean its almost 2014.. 4k TVs 1080p androids everywhere and the little iPhone isn't even 720

21. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I just wish this is true! This is what im waiting for a long time! Lol. If apple release this 5" iphone then they can take my money!

32. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

if 'years' is listening to customers, i'm ok not being a iFan - took years to get MMS - took years to get copy-n-paste - took years to get a widescreen hd phone - took years to have voice control - took years to get multi-tasking - took years to get a decent sized phone.. oh wait - took years to get a decent navigation app.. oh wait again... - took years to customize your desktop/phone anyway you like... oh man, just get a flipping android already

33. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I like my companies of choice to 'react' to whats hot in the market, react, create, better, best the competition... Google and MS are two prime examples of this sort of actions... not wait and wait and wait until they can maximize their profits at the expense of not offering their customers state of the art tech and features.. and bullcrap, apple waits until it's 'perfects it'... apple maps and siri took 3 years (and longer) of google maps and google voice actions dominating the market (with apple having no viable alternative to their customers) and neither of those was perfected and still not perfected, not by a country mile. Apples only agenda is making maximum profits (every other year 'S' hits are another prime example) giving people what they want is generally a 2-3 year waiting game and ya know what, this little appledoesn't supporter says apples shtick is catching up to them and it's just doesn't work except with the most ardent iFollowers...

44. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

i want a stylus like the note 3 , maybe in another 3 years with apple ...they can draw with their fingers like little babies , i am not doing that .

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

5"+ iPhones will be a all new great experience for iFans.

6. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Ofcourse, a hybrid ios UI (a mix of iPad and iPhone UI) on a big screen is all I have ever wanted. As in instead of more rows, the icons could be more spaced out and the icons could be bigger and dynamic like the clock and calendar.

3. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Looking forward to the 12.9 inch iPad

4. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

i hope this is true

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Finally, something to look forward to [in 2012] :D

9. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

innovative as always

31. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

cant tell if sarcasstic or real??

40. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I guess they should be innovative and make a 7 inch phone

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2326; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

What abyss do these stupid rumors crawl out from? They're not going to go from 0 to 180 just like that. It took them 5 years to even bump up that minuscule display from 3.5 inches up to 4. I'm guessing if that happens, it'll be around the 4.3-4.5 inch realm, realistically speaking.

15. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I think everyone knew they would finally cave in to customers demand for a larger screen on the iPhone 6, but I imagined they would have gone to 4.5"-4.7".

16. tryingHARD

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

Please make 4.5" iphone. Please please. Make same design but all screen! Woow...

18. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

So let me get this straight? APPLE, (famous for its SMALL screened phones) cant manufacture a screen small enough to go in it's smart watch?

20. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

This is good news

22. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol apple will never release a 5inch iphone

23. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Yeah right...Remember the "Apple will never make plastic phone" ?

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