Word has it that apparently, Apple has finally decided on the screen size of the next iPhone expected to come as early as June of this year. If this is really the case, then we are finally saying goodbye to iPhones with a 4 inch (and below for older models) screen and welcome bigger iPhones in the future.
According to analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company, the Cupertino based tech giant has already locked-in the decision on the next screen size of the upcoming iPhone — 4.8 inches (previously, it was rumored to be a slightly smaller 4.7 inches), as competitions have long gone crossed this size and even went as big as 5.7 inches with the Galaxy Note 3. With 8 models down the road, the iPhones we’ve all seen over the past couple of years sported a screen size no bigger than 4 inches.
Alongside with the screen size update, the upcoming iPhone is reported to come with WiFi 802.11ac standard, as Macs refreshed last 2013 together with the Apple AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule routers came with it. Mr. Arcuri also noted that Apple will unveil “new software innovations” taking advantage of the current iBeacon, Touch ID and Passbook App we all know.
The Apple iPhone 6 (or maybe the iPhone Air) is expected to come sometime in September, but rumors are already hinting for a June launch. As for an update on the rumored 13 inch iPad, Arcuri said that it may come at the end of 2014 and is expected to “blur the lines between tablets and PCs.”
On a side note, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Camera 2 are the only main stream smartphones we know so far that sports a 4.8 inch screen, as most either have a 4.7 or a 5 inch display. [via]