Apple again claimed to out 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones in September, iPhone 5c to be phased out

Apple again claimed to out 4.7
Apple is once again speculated to release a 4.7" iPhone 6, and a 5.5" phablet this year, according to people with knowledge of the prototypes, reports Chinese media.

The kicker is that those prototypes, that are increasingly mentioned as the final screen diagonals Apple is employing for this year's iPhones, have had panels made of sapphire glass. The sapphire rumor was just shot down yesterday, however, with analysts saying it will be too costly for Apple to put such screens on the millions of handsets it will sell, so it will keep the tough cover for its iWatch that will eventually measure less than 2 inches across.

"They have to tackle the phablet market. People want bigger screens now," commented the insider. Captain Obvious also added that the new iPhone(s) will be announced in September, and April will be the month for "freezing" the final design, then ramping up component production. The iPhone 5c will apparently be phased out, they mention, and the 5s will take its place, but with slightly altered chassis materials.

As for the sloping or curved display rumors for the new iPhone(s)? "The screens will be flat. Apple doesn't do anything until Samsung does it, and then they improve upon it," mused other insiders, which we can file in the random comments section, given the fact of the Galaxy Round.

source: SCMP via MacRumors

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57 Comments

1. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Bring it Apple!

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

10 Row of apps is coming guys........!!! i hope apple don't disappoint fans this time.

17. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

well, i thought iphone 6 meant 6 rows of icon?haha

18. AppleHateBoy unregistered

"iPhone 5c to be phased out." Greatest move by Apple. Ever.

22. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

we all know the 5c was only made because the 5 and 5s looked exactly the same, average users wouldn't be able to tell the different

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wrong. The 3G & 3GS were almost identical. The 4 & 4S were also almost identical. Apple didn't care about that. They wanted a way to keep the iPhone 5 on the market, but make it cheaper for them to produce. That's why the 5c came about. Unfortunately, considering that the 5c costs exactly what the 5 would cost, they decided not to pass any of their savings along to the consumers.

29. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Actually you are wrong, the 4S wasn't considered a big enough jump for many people. When the 3G and 3GS were released, the market was much simpler.

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

I like that the noob tells me I'm wrong about a well-documented fact. You're funny. +1 for you! That's so cute!

34. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Not this again. g2a5b0e, you keep putting your foot into your mouth. I think you are the only person who believes the "4 & 4S were almost identical". You ignore that fact the 4S has a faster processor, the 4S has a better rear camera, Apple redesigned the antenna after the antennagate nonsense, the 4S came with Siri, etc, etc, etc.

37. g2a5b0e unregistered

Thanks for sticking your nose where it wasn't wanted again, but I was only referring to those phones by their physical/external look, not in any other way. I'm well aware of the internal changes made with those upgrades. Stay out of my conversations & perhaps, YOU won't be the one putting your foot in your mouth.

40. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

How can you have a conversation with anyone if you always bash on what they say.

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Comment #27 was just proving his statement wrong. He was completely correct with the strategy Apple went for. Now with comment #29, shots were fired. I feel his comments were justified.

44. g2a5b0e unregistered

Appreciate you having my back, Smurf. +1

41. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I lol'd at the past few replies. +1

48. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Still holding out on the 5C having massive sales?

55. Neutral

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

Dear sh_thead, what my friend said wasn't from a geek's point of view but rather from an average Joe's. I hope I have been of enough help, by the way we give free service on fridays so feel free to come to our mental facility.

56. g2a5b0e unregistered

That was entertaining. +1

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They are talking physical looks...dummy.

31. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

YES, "Bring it Apple;" 'bring' yet ANOTHER tiNy disAppointment!! Looking forward to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S!

2. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Yes Apple, listen to the consumers not to the investors.

43. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iPhone 6 is my phone for Q3.

51. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

May be there with you. Could be a tough decision as the Note 4 rumors will be flying by then, I'm sure.

52. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Saving the Note 4 for Q4. :')

3. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Actually kinda sad. I have a weird love for the 5c.

19. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I like it as well, it wasn't worth what they were asking. Should have cost like $350 off contract....then they would have sold a ton. Instead they just relegated it to the place where the 5 would have been and charged the same price while using a cheaper material to build it from, thus increasing their margins. Just a dumb move to think consumers would go for that.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Those sizes seem fine for a late entry into the market as long as they make the phones small enough for one handed use, because we don't want to contradict the iCult manifesto. Also, it isn't going to have sapphire glass, stop giving poor iPhone fans more to spin and forget at the end of the day when it doesn't happen. It will mean more psychological stress for them when once again they have to chant the Apple fan moto "maybe next year" to calm there damaged souls. They should also make a 4 inch new iPhone so they still have some presence in the small handset market otherwise they're going to get eaten alive by Android there as well. If they just up the specs on the large phones then they lose their primary market while fighting the uphill size battle. But damn, that last comment is serious business, I wonder how the iFans will spin that one. Even the moles know how the copying hierarchy works now.

8. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I'm interested to see what all the iFans I know have to say about the "screen that is just too big for me, I like a smaller phone"(that does less) It's definitely not the first thing I've seen them backtrack on, and it certainly will not be the last. Blind following still amazes me on a daily basis.

14. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Look at your pic, cho-mo, blind following at its worst! Blind following junk lol! Is your daddy a trash man?

47. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I carried an iphone for 3 years dipsh!t. I made the educated decision to move onto a better mobile OS with better phones and better features. I also have a windows HTC 8x, you know NOTHING about me.

24. rossumentum

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

forget 4 inch phones... noone wants a phone that size... phones that size now are useless

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