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