Report: Three new Apple iPhone variants coming in 2013, including 4.8 inch model

Report: Three new Apple iPhone variants coming in 2013, including 4.8 inch model
Asia is the source of an interesting rumor involving the Apple iPhone. Upstream supply chain sources told China Times (through the BrightWire news service) that Apple will introduce three new variants of the Apple iPhone in 2013. Two of the models will be released in June with the third
due out later in the year. As usual with such a high-profile rumor, we suggest that you take this with the "proverbial grain of salt."

The Apple iPhone 5S will allegedly look like the Apple iPhone 5 with a polycarbonate body

The Apple iPhone 5S will allegedly look like the Apple iPhone 5 with a polycarbonate body

The story is that this June, Apple will release two versions of the Apple iPhone. One will be the 7th-generation model, or in other words, the sequel to the Apple iPhone 5. Apparently, this will be called the Apple iPhone 5S. At the same time, a 4.8 inch version of the device will be released called the Apple iPhone Math. Both will feature an 8MP camera produced by Largan Precision. Eight million camera lens supposedly have been ordered by Apple for both phones.

And then, sometime before the 2013 holiday season, Apple will introduce a version of its smartphone with a 12MP camera on back. That is the only spec known about this model.

According to the rumor, components such as touchscreen displays and cameras will allegedly start shipping in March with production beginning in April. Foxconn will be responsible for the assembly of 90% of the units to be produced. According to well-sourced analyst analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next Apple iPhone will include a fingerprint scanner that will be built right into the home button. He also expects a low-priced version of the phone in the third quarter to be made of polycarbonate, resemble the Apple iPhone 5 in design, and come in 6 colors.

source: ChinaTimes (translated), BrightWire via AppleInsider

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132 Comments

1. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

4.8"?...it will most likely be mine, but i could see the average iPhone user saying "it's too big!" smh...get w/the times ppl.

11. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i doubt iphone go past 4.4" max

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Let me guess - the new iPhones will all be graced with Apple's 'Legacy' UI.... You heard it first on PA!

29. Joker

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It will feature all the live widgets (bluetooth, wifi, sounds..etc) people had seen in Android devices throughout the past....4 years. Apple will be praised as the innovator of the industry once again, while trying to sue the crap out of others with these widget patent in the courtroom :Sarcasm

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shhhhhhhhhhh please. Smart people are reading.

50. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

oooo thats a nice one :) But this is an interesting move nonetheless. A bit of variety from Apple's camp could do them some good maybe. This move I like. They could go in for their 4inch flagship, a 4.5 incher maybe and then a 4.8 incher....moreover the 4.8 incher somehow makes sense as a few days ago there was news of Apple developing a new kind of stylus! I am looking forward to this definitely!

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thank u phenom, I knew an intelligent android based techie like u would see that apple has probably seen the writing on the wall (so to speak), and r finally waking up. Coming to the ballpark late wont matter as long as you're hitting homers, maybe triples...ok long doubles that allow the runner to tag up. Lol man I cant wait for baseball season (wink). It's time for apple to step up. The last time they needed a hit, they produced the iPhone and look what it did for mobile phones. They need to start hitting again, and I think they will. Lyndon said I'm showing brand loyalty. Please inform him phenom...please.

92. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea.....adapting to what other consumers are choosing. Might be too little too late tho. We shall see. But someone made a good point. Will offering the diferent models take away from individual iPhone sales? Do we know how iPad and iPad Mini sales are doing against each other?

105. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

But even if they do, do you think consumers will be buying this for the screen size? The same booring iOS will remain imminent! Let's wait and see what the outcome will be for this unexspectual®

128. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Smart people dont buy iphones

132. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Posers, show offs and first time buyers, as well as old age pensioners, and kids bye iPhones™

141. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

You are full of crap!!!!!

145. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thank u

46. jsdechavez

Posts: 784; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

sad but true...

137. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

"Apple will be praised as the innovator of the industry once again, while trying to sue the crap out of others with these widget patent in the courtroom" It'll most likely happen...

138. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Then they will patent it as if it were their own....

25. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

apple gona add two more icon row if its a 4.8 inch

118. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

My guess is the device will be 4.75 inches.

36. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

apple is copying samsung and nokia.

64. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

I know youre joking but man i hate those people who bash on everything apple does or add to the iphone.

99. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

ponka

139. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I know youre joking but man i *love* those people who bash on everything apple does or add to the iphone. **fixed**

146. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Not 'everything' but just an extremely huge percentage of it. What they do is just so....old...

69. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Hahhh i recently got the one x and i looked at my old iphone 4 and it look sooooo small. i think this will be good. if theres a 4.5" ill take that.

111. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I think they should build a small version (3.5-4.0 screen) for those that want the smaller phone then a 4.5 inch screen and then to compete with the phablets lol there own phablet stylus and all give each individual iphone series there own software and internal hardware tweeks to help with usablility of the phones. Just my thought on it.

114. johnkob14

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I wouldn't say 4.5 is a phablet size. The Nexus is 4.7 and never heard anyone call it a phablet and Galaxy S 3 is around 4.8

115. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

wasn't saying it was phablet I probably mistyped it was thinking phablet was more 5.0-5.5 screen size sorry I usually type on my phone so I don't always notice my mistakes when I proof read.

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I dont believe it. I'm calling this one false. It sound like something an Android manufacture would do. And iPhone Math? It doesnt make any sense...It sounds dumb, almost as bad as the Samsung Foneblet...

23. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Even if this is false, it's still is cool!! We get rumors of 3 new iPhones to mock at.

35. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

God the true is a terrible situation for ifans as if it is true then they will have to buy all 3 "new" iphones this year! History has shown that its not a deterent for ifans to buy the exact same apple device over and over again but just with a minimum change. And because these 3 iphones are new apple devices they MUST have them!!

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