Next iPhone coming in September, says analyst, won't bow to peer pressure for larger displays

Next iPhone coming in September, says analyst, won't bow to peer pressure for larger displays
Jefferies & Co.’s analyst Peter Misek, who has covered Apple extensively over the years and issued quite a few preemptive notes to clients regarding events going on in its supply chain, was on Bloomberg TV giving an interview recently, regurgitating his main talking points on Apple's universe.

The main take from his musings are that nothing in Apple's supply chain indicates that it is prepping to launch a phone with a large screen, or at least larger than the one found on the iPhone 5. The specifics of Apple's display tech usage apparently won't allow it to conceptualize and retool for a big-screen iPhone the way Tim Cook wants it until the 2014 edition.


Also, the analyst tracks more than 400 suppliers, and he mentioned the next iPhone is unlikely to arrive in the summer, but will keep the new September schedule of announcement that was introduced last year. It is virtually certain, Mr Misek said, that the changes won't be in design, but rather in functionality, like a new higher-res camera unit, as well as a faster processor.

As for the affordable iPhone, he confirmed the possibility, saying that it is likely to have the same 4" screen size, but use different components than Apple's flagship, and be introduced for China Mobile and other targeted carriers abroad first.

source: Barron's

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16 Comments

1. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

Might give a try to the bigger screen iPhone next year.

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Seems like China gets all the best products first...:) Must be great too have all the big manufactures producing in/for your country.

5. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

I'm not from China. -_-

4. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

*longer

6. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

Lol, I don't think that they'll just make it longer anymore. It'll be bigger. It'll have to be bigger!

11. zhiae unregistered

disappointing just like iphone 5 maybe slimmer 400ppi hd display not 720 pix i guess quad core cortex a15 ios7 do there is any thing idnt mention like same dezign

12. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

please, dump all the iPhones, the world will become a better place for innovations = for everyone except for Apple see: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-wants-to-add-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-to-2014-patent-trial_id42985

15. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Common guys, we should know apple's change cycle by now. > Year one introduce a New iPhone with new Display/components (iPhone 3G) > Next year introduce a slightly improved phone with bumped up specs and improved software (iPhone 3GS) > Next year introduce a new iPhone display and bumped internals (iPhone 4 and the "retina" display) > Next year add improved specs and new software features > etc,

3. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Don't really bother with these "analysts"

7. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

There are many things Apple has to do again in the software side if larger screen will be brought to life

8. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Peer pressure? What is this high school? And oh yeah, regardless of screen size the 5S will still outsell any other phone out there.

9. FlushGordon unregistered

How's that anything to do with improved functionality and superiority against the competition? Take your impressive sales up your @ss Shill.

13. iushnt

Posts: 3062; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

ip5 still has not outsold s3

14. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

LOL, good joke, buddy. Please look at the figures.

10. attaturk

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 2013

Seems like it doesn't require that much to be named analyst on phonearena. Somebody posting on a forum would be qualified.

16. flamencoguy

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

"won't bow to public pressure" would be more correct! No peers are urging them

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