Analyst says a 5-inch iPhone would be more for China than the U.S.

Analyst says a 5-inch iPhone would be more for China than the U.S.
It has widely been assumed that Apple is looking into larger iPhone display sizes, and yesterday we heard from The Wall Street Journal that Apple is specifically testing device sizes ranging from 4.8-inches all the way up to 6-inches. The idea that there will be a larger iPhone isn't being disputed, but there is still a conversation as to what Apple's motivation would be in releasing a larger device.

The general consensus is that Apple needs to combat Samsung, which has been dominating the larger phone sizes with the Galaxy S III (4.8-inches), Galaxy S4 (5-inches), and Galaxy Note II (5.5-inches.) But, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White says that Apple has been working on a larger iPhone since last year, and that Apple is aiming for a 5-inch display not so much to battle Samsung, but instead to make more of a dent in the Chinese and Asian markets. 

Devices of 5-inches and larger are more common in China and Asia, apparently because they are both a fashion statement, and because users would rather have one device that can cover multiple uses rather than multiple devices. Whatever the reasoning, a larger iPhone will not be part of next week's announcement, so we have to wait until next year to get the answers. 

source: VentureBeat

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17 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

They are late, but i cant wait to see change

4. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I'm jumping over #2, cause he didn't read the article... Yeah, Apple is late to the party but it's still only fashionable late... They still have time to get into the 5" and phablet category, if they first "FACE" the truth... Admit that 3.5" was not right for everyone. (One size fits all)... And that Samsung is KILLING them.

5. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Plus 1 cause its true one size fits all 3.5 Back in the day that was

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If you include people under the age of 10 yes.

14. scumbledEGG unregistered

MEIZU MX=IPHONE6 INCHES

17. qiangshengchen

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

are you come from china? you are a chinese?

2. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Why, don't they have smaller hands? LOL Once they get a deal done with China Mobile and their 740 million customers size will not matter.

3. jskates420

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 29, 2013

If it was atleast 5.0 inches it would be way better for gaming,texting and your everyday use I think apple would sell more if they made a larger screen a phablet would be nice .

6. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

a lot of companies are "Killing" apple. They also mean 5 inches tall because lets be honest, apple doesn't know how to smart phone

7. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

The reason Apple has tiny screens on the iPhone is the market in the U.S. The majority of iPhone users are women with smaller than average hands and children under 17. The small 3.5" screen is the perfect size for almost all iPhone users. The ones that want a bigger iPhone screen simply don't know that there are other phone makers out there.

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Funny how obese fat f* 'mericans still prefer small portion of fast-food smartphones when there's a whole world of epic large screen devices with artistic capabilities which is much better end-user experience of course than artistic look.

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2326; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I don't care about the iPhone or China. But cool story, bro. Also, inb4 "then dont comment"

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Obviously you're nothing important if you don't have the new larger and improved iPhone.

12. phatdaddio21

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

If they don't hurry up and make a bigger screen for us in the USA ,,maybe a 4.7 I'm gonna. Change to a different phone supplier ,,I've been waiting long enough ,,it's REDICULOUS

13. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I have never considered Apple. Give me a 4.3"-5.0" option, and I would. Why not? They are expensive, but they support their devices. But I dislike 4.0" and smaller for all touch screen. You cramped for my preference.

15. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

It's funny how they like big cars, big houses, big money, big movies, big TV, big performances, big boobs, big cock, big everything, yet they whined about phones with screens bigger than 4 inches? Obviously they have been so psycho by Apple that they can only operate their phones with one hand while the other hand is tied behind their backs. While the rest of the world move on with excellent big screen phones with HD screens, not 'retina' low ppi screens.

16. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Because owning not 1 but several iDevices to them equals to an elevated status symbol, therefore they don't/can't grasp the concept of tech redundancy. To be clear, a 5 - 6" iPhone could probably negate the need for an iPad Mini or even the proper iPad. "We" get it, they just don't. Another example which is a rl story, my more level headed iFan friend owns an iPhone w/ a big ass top of the line Mophie batt case because he just don't see the sense in carrying an extra iPod whatever for his video/music needs and he won't lug an iPad because he get things done otg w/ his MBA 11" therefore saving himself from an MBP since he already own an iMac for that stationary/home rig purpose.

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