Apple iPhone phablet coming as soon as this May?

Apple iPhone phablet coming as soon as this May?
A few days ago, we passed along a report that Apple was planning on releasing two different versions of the iPhone this year, each with a different screen-size. The report had its origins with a pair of Foxconn employees. It had always been assumed that the two models would be released at the same time, most likely in the third quarter when the Apple iPhone 6 would be due. One model is allegedly carrying a 4.7 inch screen, while the other is reportedly wearing a 5.7 inch glass.

On Sunday, we learned some more about these two models. A new report out of Japan indicates that both models will not be released at the same time, and both will not be considered variants of the Apple iPhone 6. According to this new information, the 5.7 inch iPhone will be part of an entirely new series. And here is the best part of the rumor. The iPhone phablet will be launched this May while the iPhone 6 will be launched during September.

The large-screened Apple iPhone will purportedly be powered by the same A7 processor inside the Apple iPhone 5s, the Apple iPad Air and the Apple iPad mini with Retina display. It is unknown whether Apple intends to update the phablet every year, similar to what Samsung does with its Galaxy Note series.

Apple once defended the size it chose for the iPhone screen by saying that 3.5 inches was the perfect size for one-handed use of the device. Now that the Cupertino based tech titan has gone to 4 inches and is rumored to go higher, it seems that taking on Android is the most important goal.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: YahooJapan (translated) via GforGames

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