Analyst says larger iPhone 6 planned for June 2014
posted by Michael H. / Apr 30, 2013, 4:00 PM
The prediction comes from Peter Misek, an analyst with Jefferies. Misek is an analyst who is never afraid to make predictions about Apple, and not only is he saying that the iPhone 6 is planned for June 2014, but that it is planned to be larger than the iPhone 5. Of course, the iPhone 5 is still on the smaller end of screen sizes these days at 4", when much of the flagship competition comes in between 4.5" and 5". Tim Cook has said that devices of that size are built with too many "tradeoffs", which is the same reasoning behind why the iPad mini is 7.9" rather than 7". Apparently, Apple will have found fixes for those tradeoffs by June of next year for the iPhone 6.
Additionally, Misek seems to like the leaks from KDDI that came out about the upcoming iPhone 5S saying that the device may contain a fingerprint scanner (though he doesn't seem to agree with a summer release for the device.) Misek finishes off his predictions with the requisite "well, duh" predictions that are obviously going to be true, but an analyst has to toss them in to offset the bigger claims that will likely turn out wrong. Misek says the 5S will have a better processor, better camera, and new color options. Well, duh...
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I kinda figured this. 5s for this year.
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 4:03 PM 4
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Apple just do something man!!! At this point I'd take a two inch iphone if it looks different.
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 4:04 PM 1
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I doubt it, apple either got lazy or are counting on customers like you to buy anything they make haha
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 4:16 PM 8
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posted on Apr 30, 2013, 4:11 PM 3
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I never understood the point of 'S' iPhones really, if they made a different looking iPhone in a two year gap with considerable differences I would consider maybe.
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 4:12 PM 1
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S stands for "Same" As in basically nothing has changed.
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 4:21 PM 11
Not really understanding how a bigger phone is a trade off but when it comes to tablets, smaller is a trade off. There's plenty of devices that have proven this to be incorrect so it sounds like someone too intent on staying in a comfort zone than actually making something equivalent to the competition. In the end, Apple is becoming too predictive. They need to do something unexpected and exciting instead of overselling the same old same old. For the actual prediction, analysts, enough said. BTW, anyone happen to know his percentage of being correct with his predictions?
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 4:16 PM 1
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All the analysts do is speculated to keep investors interested and fans hanging on ... this time 13 months out. I wouldn't be surprised if they are paid to write them or looking out for their own self interests. ... as share holders. SGS4 or the HTC One are here now so enjoy them, I'm actually enjoying the Ascend Mate from the sleeping giant Huawei at the moment. Try different things NOW and you will be amazed at what's out there.
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 4:43 PM 0
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1) People that are on the fence aren't going to wait 14 months, they will just jump ship 2) People that will wait will now have no reason to get whatever crappy incrememntal 5s comes out. Whatever phone they release next will definitely have the worst sales to date of any iphone thats come out.
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 4:56 PM 4
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