Analyst cites Apple's difficulties producing 4.8 inch screen for 2014 launch of larger Apple iPhone
posted by Alan F. / Feb 13, 2013, 12:15 PM
With speculation heating up that Apple is going to offer a larger screened version of the Apple iPhone, called the Apple iPhone Math or Apple iPhone + (the latter seems more likely), a research note from Jefferies' Peter Misek is quite timely. Misek told clients that Apple is having problems producing 4.8 inch glass for what he calls the Apple iPhone 6. Production yields are said to be too low. The analyst delicately calls it "screen yield issues".
Misek says that builds for the Apple iPhone 5 are dropping with the latest figure for the quarter at 30 million, down from 40 million. The amalyst says that Apple had hoped to turn things around by releasing a 4.8 inch version of its iconic smartphone to challenge the very successful Samsung GALAXY Note series, which appears to be growing its screen size geometrically from 5.3 inches to 5.5 inches to an expected 6.3 inches for the Samsung GALAXY Note III. Misek has a "Hold" on the stock with a $500 target. Apple is currently trading at $469, well off the $705 high it hit the day the Apple iPhone 5 launched last September.
source: Barron's via BGR
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4.8" iPhone, the longest iPhone yet.
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 12:23 PM 17
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It might be cool if it came with a wacom stylus or somthing like that tucked into the device. That is probly why the note series does well. If it did not have that I would guess the note would not have done as well. I know I would have stayed at 4.7 inches and below if my note 2 did not carry on. I also atliest would have considered the dna because untill I get motovated enough to root my note I hate touch wiz and cant wait to get rid of it and as a matter of fact would have gone with the razer max hd or waited for the next version of it coming out soon that google had a loy of input on that is suposed to come with key lime pie or version 5.0
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 12:38 PM 1
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These too low yields are just a nother PR excercise to justify the huge price tag that this 4.8 will carry. Others have no yeiled problems only Apple has issues. Ridiculous that same old rumour gets dished out with every new version. Can't they think of something else?
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 12:27 PM 4
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It may have also something to do with the fact that they're trying to avoid using samsung and it's impacting their supplies. Look at all the ipad launches. It's always samsung saving the day for apple since everyone else struggles to achieve the yield they need
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 7:04 PM 0
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Agree. Apple's PR team are merely preparing the iPeople for the shockingly more bloated than ever cost of this 4.8inch iphone. I can't wait for the time when US carriers stop subsidizing phones. Let's see who will rule the US by then..
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 12:41 AM 0
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Wonder if it will take as long for Apple to get a large screen as it did for them to get 4G? 2 years behind. Poor Apple still playing catch up! SMH Apple innovative...LMAO yeah right! Only with trying to make bs patents and lawsuits!
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 12:36 PM 6
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Apple can make an iphone as big as they want! The only thing that will get me to think about buying one would be an fresh, new OS. I don't want a bigger screen just so I can fit more apps in a grid...
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 12:36 PM 5
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Hurry up I want my math
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 12:51 PM 0
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"to challenge the very successful Samsung GALAXY Note series" Easy there buddy, how is a 4.8 inch iPhone supposed to challenge a big 5.5 - 6.3 inch phablet? It would be safer to assume that Apple is 'trying' to target the coming 5 inch android models.. One step at a time Apple... one...step....at....a........time.
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 1:59 PM 12
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if this does come out, it would have a special feature like adding two more rows... but the rest stays the same...as usual....since 2007
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 2:03 PM 4
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I really hope they don't go bigger than 4.3...anything else is too big
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 3:13 PM 0
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4.8 and you'll like it becase the Apple says so.
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 6:05 PM 7
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Isn't it more about overall device size than screen size, the more screen you can fit on a device the better. Although there isn't much bezel left on the sides to eliminate anymore.
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 4:10 PM 0
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