Two 4 inch Apple iPhone models to launch in 2013 with a larger sized model set for 2014 or beyond

Two 4 inch Apple iPhone models to launch in 2013 with a larger sized model set for 2014 or beyond
Just Monday we passed along a rumor that came from Apple's upstream supply chain in Asia. The speculation was that there would be three variants of the Apple iPhone launched in 2013. In June, Apple would release the 7th-generation version of the phone called the Apple iPhone 5S and a version with a 4.8 inch screen called the Apple iPhone Math. And then later in the year, a version of the iPhone with a 12MP camera would be offered.

Only a day has gone by, and already we are hearing about a different variation on the rumor. Now, the two models that will be launched by Apple this year will both have 4 inch screens and a larger-screened model will be at least one year away. Of two 4 inch models, one will be the 7th-generation model called the Apple iPhone 5S, while the other will be a low cost version of the phone. The latter could have a polycarbonate body and come in various colors.

According to DigiTimes, shipments of the Apple iPhone will hit 37 million units in the first quarter with 20 million of those expected to be the Apple iPhone 5. That figure will drop, according to the report, and 18 million units of the Apple iPhone 5 will ship in the second quarter. We're sure that we don't have to remind you that when it comes to highly speculative forecasts like this one, the numbers should be taken with a grain of salt.

source: DigiTimes

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60 Comments

1. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I'm so done with the iPhone. My 5 is a piece of junk. I'll likely be getting the Motorola X.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Smart move Synack APPLE doesn't know how to evole. 4.8" screens was last years MODE. now it's 5" screns 1080P HD and apple doesn't want to use the TERM HD OR 1080P on their screens

20. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

At the rate Apple is going, that 4.8" iPhone will more than likely be released at the same time as BlackBerry 10. And, by the way, you misspelled "evolve" (or, was it intentionally done to demonstrate what something is like when it is incomplete?)

45. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

and "scren" too

46. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

hey thanks my fault on my typo. sometimes I type too fast when I'm on my phone the key board is mess up

28. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

the freezing up is getting pretty ridiculous...

41. metalpoet unregistered

and what amazing wonder is this iPhone 5S 4inch screen going to offer that different from the 5? 8mp camera? sorry they have had that since the 4s. 1.2mp front camera? once again the 5 already has that! Oh I know! their going to make the front facing a 1.3mp camera and the rear 8.1mp and the sales pitch is going to be!!!!!!! *DRUM ROLLLLLLLLLLLL* THE NEW IPHONE 5S, THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO IPHONE SINCE THE IPHONE!

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

3 new iPhones... 1st called iPhone 5S 2nd called iPhone Math I know what the 3rd name is, iPhone MathS...there, solved the Math!

3. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Yawn... The more the iPhone "changes", the more it stays the same...

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nothing like consistency of the UI. iOS has had the same UI since 2007. And will have the same UI in 2017.

4. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

"while the other will be a lost cost" Did you mean low cost?

6. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

no he means lost cause. like all the iphones.

5. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

meh!!

8. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

4 INCHES!!!! FOUR INCHES!!! WOOOWWW!!! Greeeeaaaat.... Yeeeeiiii...... unlike iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s and iPhon.... ...wait.

35. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

I tell my girlfriend that 4 inches is average.

56. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

For you maybe!!! For the iPhone it has been 3.58 inches on average... So if you live in America, you might be above average!!! :)

10. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I keep saying this... If Apple doesn’t come out swinging this year they will lose a lot of customers. I love my iPhone but I'm about to make the jump to an Android phone soon. I'm getting a little tired of the same-old stuff. Apple definitely needs an updates iOS with a new fresh look. Maybe it’s just me but I need something to engage my attention. Also, A larger screen (more screen options) would be welcome. I think the iPhone 5 looks amazing but the jump to a 4" screen was a lame attempt to give the users what they want. I am still using my iPhone 4 and there is absolutely no reason for me to purchase the new iPhone 5 or... as its looking... the iPhone 5s. What’s so different about it?

21. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Told you that a year ago (but, you kept fighting me on it). "What's different about it," you ask? It will probably have a new and more stylish Volume Rocker and a brand new "revolutionary" Mute Button; all worth the $700 upgrade price [I'm sure] ♡

39. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

hahah... Yes PAPINYC you did tell me! I'm not knocking the iPhone just yet. Its still a great phone. All I'm saying is that I can see why so many people love their Android. A friend of mine just go the Samsung S3 and it is simply awesome.... I love the Google integration! I would stay with Apple if they simply made real changes to their phones. Its not worth the upgrade from my iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5. Just my opinion.

25. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I always knew there was hope for you...

38. MagicTaco

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I'm in the same boat, I had an android (RAZR) and disliked the battery life I got but I liked the features I got with ICS vs previous android experiences. I got my iPhone 5 since I had a 4 before and I really liked it. However since I got my iPhone 5 it freezes (4-5 seconds then it's fine) and it's become annoying. Some of my coworkers have the GS3 and I like the screen size of it so I'm thinking of purchasing one to replace my iPhone.

44. metalpoet unregistered

iPhone, twitter, and Facebook+ Redundant irrelevant technology that is meant to be for mindless zombies! they will never change what has worked for them since they started. hahaha every person i see with an iPhone is on some social networking site whereas everyone i see with an android or a blackberry is investigating/googling/ studying something!

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Give the 5 a try Dave, it's a great device. It is time for apple to hit one outta the park though.

49. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If he's bored of his iPhone 4, what's the point of getting the iPhone 5?

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That would b the reason I said (give it a try)...

59. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

What up darkkjedii, I thought about getting the iPhone 5... I was able to use one for a few days at my work as I was setting one up for one of team members. No doubt its a great phone! its just not any different then my iPhone 4 with the exception of a slightly elongated screen and Siri. Its a beautiful phone and it does what it is designed to do. I just cant see the $200 + 2year contract jump to own one. After hearing that Apple will have a 4.8" screen I was so siked!!! but now its over a year away... bummer

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think apples gonna shock us this year Dave. I think they've taken notice, the shakeup at apple is a definite sign, I don't think they got rid of Forstall to keep things the same bro. Apples gonna shock us bro.

11. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

only a dork will buy the same phone, sorry apple fan an love see the the 4,8 on apple fan so l can call them hypocrites bunch of lossserrr!!, love too see that ^-^

51. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Which is precisely the reason I went from the GS3 to an iPhone 5. It was pointless to get a Note 2 bc it was too similar to the GS3

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Oh Apple, you're so predictable. Your fans are starting to realize that it's the same thing every year and you still delay upgrades for another year. RIM is definitely the one that's going to be laughing at you lol.

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