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Larger-Screen iPhone Rumors Continue with 4.9-Inch iPhone 6, iPhone 5c Successor

According to Chinese site C Technology [Google Translate, via Unwired View], Apple has begun testing a next-generation iPhone prototype with a 4.9-inch display, along with an iPhone 5c successor sporting a larger screen. The claim is somewhat different from one made by Bloomberg earlier this month stating that Apple was developing two next-generation iPhones that would feature curved displays at 4.7 and 5.5 inches, although it is likely that the company is testing various screen sizes as it often does during a development cycle.

iphone5s_vs_galaxys4 4-inch iPhone 5s vs. 4.9-inch Samsung Galaxy S4 (Source: phoneArena.com)

Rumors of an iPhone featuring a significantly larger screen have surfaced occasionally throughout the past couple of months, with The Wall Street Journal reporting in July and September that Apple had begun testing prototype iPhones with screens as large as six inches, and a report last month from NPD DisplaySearch speculating that Apple may release both a 4.7-inch and a 5.7-inch iPhone in 2014.

Currently, Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c both feature 4-inch Retina displays, compared to competitors like Samsung's Galaxy S4 that feature 5-inch displays. MacRumors released a printable papercraft version of a 5-inch iPhone back in February of this year after other rumors of a larger iPhone surfaced.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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22 weeks ago
...as long as they keep offering a smaller screen too... not ALL of us want the bigger screen.
Rating: 37 Positives
22 weeks ago
I think 4.776" is the ideal size. 4.775" would be too small and 4.777" far to big! :D
Rating: 33 Positives
22 weeks ago
Make it happen, Apple.
Rating: 30 Positives
22 weeks ago
No.... the bigger screen is NOT needed.
Rating: 29 Positives
22 weeks ago
With yellow cases, larger sizes and curved shapes, future iPhones sound more and more like bananas than Apple's.
Rating: 24 Positives
22 weeks ago

...as long as they keep offering a smaller screen too... not ALL of us want the bigger screen.


Exactly. I don't like the trend of bigger phones. Hopefully they keep a smaller version running the same chip and software, unlike Android manufacturers who treat their "mini" products as lower-end.
Rating: 21 Positives
21 weeks ago

No.... the bigger screen is NOT needed.


Speak for yourself. I've owned every iPhone sans the 5s, and the screen size is the weak link.
Rating: 18 Positives
22 weeks ago
4.5" with a swype style keyboard. Honestly, I like the 4" size quite a bit .. I just want a better keyboard input method.
Rating: 10 Positives
21 weeks ago

Used an S4 last night. Just terrible. Could not operate it with one hand. Couldn't reach notification center. Nearly dropped it a few times just trying to navigate one handed. I hope Apple keeps it down towards 4.3-4.7. I haven't had a chance to try a Moto X yet.


Just because you have tiny girl hands doesn't mean everyone else has.
Rating: 8 Positives
21 weeks ago
I blame market data for this crap. Everyone is asked "do you want a bigger screen" and they always say yes immediately without thinking exactly what that means.

I for one wouldn't welcome a larger iPhone.
Rating: 8 Positives

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