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WSJ: no new plastic iPhone in 2014, but Apple should launch two large-screen iPhone 6 models

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WSJ: no new plastic iPhone in 2014, but Apple should launch two large-screen iPhone 6 models
Yesterday we told you that Apple may have come to a final decision regarding the screen size of its next-generation high-end iPhone: 4.8 inches. Now, a new report from The Wall Street Journal seems to confirm Apple’s plans to significantly increase the screen estate of its new iPhone - amidst increased pressure from Android vendors, led by Samsung, who are offering flagships with displays of around 5 inches.

Relying on info obtained from undisclosed sources familiar with the matter, WSJ says that Apple is preparing two new iPhone models for the second half of 2014. One of them should have a display of at least 4.5 inches, while the other model’s display will measure at least 5 inches. Both devices will have metal casings, and it’s believed that Apple no longer plans to make plastic iPhones (like the 5C model released last year).

It’s said that the smaller new iPhone - the one with a 4.5+ inch screen - is “being prepared for mass production” as we speak, while the larger, 5+ inch model is still in its initial development stages.

It remains to be seen if Apple will launch its next-generation smartphones under the “iPhone 6” name, as almost everyone is expecting. That would be the logical thing to do, right?

source: The Wall Street Journal

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