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

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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38 Comments

1. rossumentum

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

wait no... i thought 3.75" screen was perfect? what happened!?!?!

2. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

It was perfect and that was said by Steve jobs times have changed Steve jobs isn't here right now, Tim Cook is the CEO :)

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It was perfect while Steve Jobs was alive but also something convenient to say to justify the lack of innovation. Now that Apple is releasing a larger screen it is revisionist historianism time and it is no longer perfect to have a screen less than 4 inches on a smart phone. Also, 802.11 ac is absolutely essential and all smart phones have to have more than 1 GB of RAM because that is the "new" set of commandments issued from dear leader Stim Cobs (apparently Tim Cook has dug up the remains of Steve Jobs, absorbed, or ate to the layman, his essence/remains thereby making a new Super CEO). ALL HAIL HIS SPIRITUAL AND TEMPORAL MAJESTY.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was dumb.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, put his stupi comment to rest. +1

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Stupid* I got you darkk.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol thanx ;)

22. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Isn't stupi the plural of stupid?

29. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That's only when stupid is used as a noun, as in "the stupi walked, one-by-one, over the cliff." Stupid in this instance is used as an adjective, as in "his stupid comment."

12. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LOL...that dude said Tim Cook ate Steve Jobs' "essence".

3. fanboyoftech

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

Well, there never was a 3.75" iPhone screen, so it would be hard for that to be perfect....

4. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

What happened is that Steve Jobs passed away. With each subsequent iPhone release since his passing, we'll see more and more breaking away from the principles he brought to the table. First, skeumorphism (hope I spelled that right). Now, screen size.

28. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

In an interview with Bloomberg Tim spoke about how Steve wanted him to run Apple and this included how it was important that Tim should not base his judgment on what Steve would have done.

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I think it was actually 3.5... And, that's just a pathetic as some WP fans saying that dual core is overkill, with the same people now wanting Q. core... That's why I always stay neutral on making these kind of comments and I'm always open to new hardware specs..

18. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Again you mention WP...

20. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

BTW have you seen this...http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-releas​es-fourth-quarter-earnings-report-shows-drop-in-Lu​mia-sales_id51723

19. TheiDroidKnight

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Here nice thing is Apple is learning from mistakes.No need to mock pointlessly.

27. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I agree. They move forward with the new leaders in the company. This has taken so long though but I am not planning on getting a new phone until the end of the year so I am glad it will come this year at least. Hopefully Sony has stepped up again by the end of the year.

26. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Just like plastic is the best material, or the iphone will fail because it cost to much and people want physical keyboards, or phones need flash, etc....you see what I'm getting at?

32. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

WSJ must be desperate for a large iphone

34. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Once a company does something, it will become their new perfection despite how crappy they talked about it before. Example: Nokia picked on the Note 2's huge size in the Lumia 920 ad. Last year they came out with something even bigger.

5. wilsong17 unregistered

why same article about rumor... how many more

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Two words: web traffic.

14. alaahershy

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

iPhone 6 = iPhone note

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

My cats say it's going to be under five inches.

17. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

The iPhone 5c must have really taken a dump. I actually like the plastic design but it's too close in price to the 5s. Perhaps they can apply the plastic look to the iPod Touch.

21. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Who gives a S&%T.

24. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I'm pretty sure it's the one who cares to leave a comment

23. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

ugh, click bait nothing new here

31. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

So if they are releasing two new phones this year why don't they deplete stock and start selling existing IPHONES at a reduced rate. APPLE needs to get in to the incentive business so they can answer the question "why should you stay with us". I have had the 4 and 5. The S4 and Note 3. All great devices. If there is one thing I do not like about the IPHONE is the control freak nature of how they structure your purchases.It doesn't work and it is pissing the consumer off and driving them away. Meanwhile Android users can do whatever they want. APPLE needs to loosen up and give its customers some freedom if they want to stay in the game. Lastly if there is one thing that is magic about the IPHONE it is the size. There is nothing else like it. If they are to do a reverse Steve Jobs and become followers, they will release the surf board phone just like everybody else is doing. Size matters and in this case small matters if APPLE wants to stay innovators and not become one of the many followers.

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