New report says both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones are coming "as soon as September"

New report says both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones are coming
The rumor mill surrounding the next generation iPhone likes to cover all its bases. Some rumors will put the iPhone 6 release in the summer, while most say it will happen towards the end of the year. However, our standard theory is to assume that all iOS devices will be released in either September or October until we heard differently from Apple.

A new report from Nikkei says that manufacturers have already begun building the fingerprint scanners and LCD panels for the next generation iPhones. The interesting part isn't that it says that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is going to be launched "as soon as September", but that the 5.5-inch iPhablet will be coming around the same time. 

There had been concern that the so-called iPhablet might not actually be released this year at all. The idea had been that Apple would be so focused on the iWatch and making sure it was done that other devices like the next gen iPads and maybe the iPhablet wouldn't make it out this year. Of course, September is still quite far off, so expect more rumors to contradict each other between now and then. 

source: Nikkei via BGR

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54 Comments

1. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

But if there is nothing to take advantage of the big screens like how Samsung does it then why the big screens in the first place? At least it's bigger...finally.... looking at other iPhones make them look like iToys so Tiny.

7. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

an extra row and column of icons !!!!! it will be magical...

40. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

when 5.5 iPone launches, it will be on the eve of Galaxy Note 4. Apple is only famous for making their iFollowers wait, and wait, and wait for what their competition has had for years.. and years.. and years... iLike my tech companies to react and soon to new tech, not hose me for nearly 3 -4 years at a time!

22. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Well they'll probably copy the Note series with their new Stylus patent for their 5.5" iPhone. At least now we're able to see how Apple isn't innovative any longer. They're following the trends in the tech space like everyone else.

42. Sauce unregistered

Isn't innovative? Didn't they just win most innovative tech company last year lmao? So now, flood me with your negative excuses on why they won looool. I'll be waiting.

26. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

2. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Sweet, so what are we gonna get with the new screen size? An extra grid of icons? Man how revolutionary! Go Apple!!

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Love the sarcasm; hate Apple.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but he's wrong, you probably get larger icons instead on a larger screen, you know...real innovation. Extra row they already did last year and it blew iFan minds.

10. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

they will add not only 1 extra row but also 1 extra column ; BOOMMM ....

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

If it costs $200+ more than the flagships of Samsung, LG, and HTC (which it will, knowing Apple) then I don't see WHY anyone would want one. iOS is made to work well on a small screen, and a large iPhone would not take any advantage of the extra screen real estate. Old people and lazy people who think that whatever is popular must be the best, so they don't do their research; those are really the only people who buy iPhones in the first place.

8. jellmoo

Posts: 2627; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

To play devil's advocate, the success of the iPad and iPad mini does show that iOS can work on a larger device.

12. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

everyone buys ipads because it runs iOS /s

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah, it works, but what does it add to the experience in terms of multitasking and efficiency? Exactly.

17. jellmoo

Posts: 2627; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

But you can say this about most devices. What does the 6 inch screen on the G Pro 2 get you in terms of experience over a 5 inch device? Or the 1520? What added benefit do you get from the 7 inch form factor of the Nexus 7? The reality is that with most devices, the extra size gets you little more than screen real estate. The only exception I can think of off the top of my head is the functionality of the S Pen on Samsung Note devices.

25. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That is why those devices u mentioned above are not anywhere close to the sales numbers of note series tablets and phablet. However nexus 7 is a bang for money so no point in bashing it. I still remember, people still complain about the use of gpro 2, HTC max, z-ultra for not offering anything relevant to its big screen sizes. But I hear, lg is giving multi window options as well..

28. jellmoo

Posts: 2627; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm not bashing the Nexus 7 at all. I have one myself and enjoy it quite a bit. But the reality is that outside of a bigger screen, what is different between it, and say, a Nexus 4/5? My point would more or less be that Apple would not be alone in creating a bigger device without adding additional features dedicated to the size increase. That idea of having extra features dedicated to the size (which is something I fully support) seems to be more the exception than the rule.

44. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Talk Note 3 talk split screen and multitasking talk reading texts clearly and actually watching videos plus the keyboard. Im not a hater cuz i owned 2 iphones in the past, but switched to samsung mainly because i couldnt stand the microscopic screen and the storage space. Its not only a phone anymore, people use it as a reading a multimedia and a chatting device so any 0.1" in screen size makes a difference so between 4 and 5 inches theres a helluva difference.

15. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Last I heard Android is more popular. Are the people buying those not do their research since they have that "whatever is popular" mentality?

16. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Nice trolling. You obviously don't know anything about the millions of ppl that buy iPhones as you've never met those millions of ppl. I get so sick of ppl trying to claim what type of ppl buy iPhones when you obviously have no idea. There are all kinds of different ppl that iPhones, same goes for android phones and WP. Seriously, if your gonna troll, at least come up with something that's half believable.

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Bbbb but...... 3.5" is the PERFECT screen size for a phone and 9.7" for a tablet...... Idiots. This is apple now showing they had it wrong and samsung etc had it right. If samsung was as pathetic as apple they would be suing apple for a 4.7" screen (as absurd as suing a rectangle with rounded corners)

9. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

LOLLL priceless comment... So true. However, I will say that I may be enticed to try iOS on a device that's actually bigger than 4". Just so I stay up to date on tech and remain objective and fair to each platform.

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Have you heard of the iPad and iPad Mini? I heard it's a device running iOS. Both are bigger than 4". Should see them all over the place.

19. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Touche... On a SMARTPHONE. I don't mess with tablets without Windows 8, since I actually use them for work.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

480 billion says they had it right. Bbbbb billions.

37. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

So.... 4.7" and 5.5".... They're copying the screen size of the 2012 Samsung's. Galaxy S 3 launched in Spring 2012 with a 4.8" screen and the Note 2 launched in fall 2012 with a 5.5" screen. So it's safe to say Apple is 2-2.5 years behind Samsung amirite?

45. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

You sir.. spoke the truth.! :)

14. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Enable some widgets and I'll consider it. Rows and rows of icons are just boring. In Android we call that the app drawer.

18. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Agreed

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