Analyst says larger iPhone 6 planned for June 2014

Analyst says larger iPhone 6 planned for June 2014
In Apple's recent quarterly earning call, CEO Tim Cook implied that Apple wouldn't be launching any new products until this fall. That meant that analysts shifted the dates on various products. Now, we expect the iPhone 5S this fall, and one analyst thinks that Apple is still going to move to a faster release cycle, meaning the iPhone 6 would be planned for June 2014.

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...

source: Financial Times via BGR

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41 Comments

1. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

I kinda figured this. 5s for this year.

35. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Dude this is Apple.

41. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

It'll be awesome if Apple releases iPhone 6 with iWatch this October

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple just do something man!!! At this point I'd take a two inch iphone if it looks different.

6. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

I doubt it, apple either got lazy or are counting on customers like you to buy anything they make haha

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Like me?

18. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure, I like you.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol, I like you too Ted lol

22. Hollywould

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Must say the "phablet" sized one looks hideous with all the icons. Just an app drawer.

29. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

aaaand that is the definition of a blind isheep

3. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

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5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

- 10 if I could actually thumb this crap down 10 times. And you actually set here,and thought this mess up...wowwww.

9. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

With the new "larger" and "cool"iPhone6 can I get longer and more coolest 2 year warranty? Please!

4. MirOsamahAli

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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.

11. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

S stands for "Same" As in basically nothing has changed.

15. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

I thought it meant 'Sucks' .... slightly less.

38. cenasucks4eva unregistered

hahaahaa

7. Aeires unregistered

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?

14. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

I would take a 10" tablet over a 5" phone anyday.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

yeah right like they will be a 6" iPhone? There are lots of phones coming out this year with 6"

10. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

im waiting for this one!hopefully they have to do something new with IOS also...ok apple maybe this time i will buy your iphone!

13. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Analysts say a lot of things..... Majority are... Well.... Not true....or in this case clearly obvious and new story from 2 months ago...

16. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

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.

17. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I've gotta say, with the current UI, an iPhone bigger than 4.5 will look ridiciously...ugly

19. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

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.

39. cenasucks4eva unregistered

amen brother

20. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Funny how this articles picture has an enlongated iPhone ...

21. Jphones

Posts: 259; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ridiculous apple should change it's name to Pear

24. Droid773

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

2014 lol rotten apple

25. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Сrapple won't do it

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