iphone_5_lteTopeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White is out with another research note today sharing some highlights from day seven of his trip to China and Taiwan to talk with technology companies and other sources. Based on discussions with officials at an unnamed "tech-supply chain company", White now believes that Apple's iPhone 5S due for release later this year will arrive in two or possibly even three screen sizes.

We also walked away with the view that Apple will release the iPhone 5S in at least two screen sizes this summer and possibly three. We continue to target July as the launch date. Essentially, we believe Apple is coming around to the fact that one size per iPhone release does not work for everyone and offering consumers an option has the potential to expand the Company’s market share.

White also believes that Apple will be releasing a lower-cost iPhone as part of the summer launch, but now sees a price tag in the range of $300-$350 rather than the $250-$300 price he had previously thought possible.

White's prediction of two or even three different screen sizes for the iPhone 5S, in addition to a lower-cost iPhone model, seems to be inconsistent with Apple's typically streamlined product lineups, especially when various carrier and capacity configurations need to be accounted for.

His prediction also conflicts with claims made by a number of other sources, including reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who maintains that the iPhone 5S will indeed primarily be a spec bump of the iPhone 5 with the same 4-inch display, an improved camera system, and perhaps a fingerprint sensor as a differentiating factor.

As a result, we view White's prediction with considerable skepticism unless independent corroborating claims surface leading into the iPhone 5S launch.

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Top Rated Comments

Born Again Avatar
128 months ago
Seeing how apple caved on the iPad - the now iPad mini - you'd have to be a very cynical person to believe that apple won't release a larger screened iPhone.

Get out of here with "the screen size is perfect bs"
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KylePowers Avatar
128 months ago
Steve Jobs already rolled in his grave when the ipad mini came out, how many more times is he gonna have to roll in his grave?
How many times are people not going to realize that Jobs was involved in the development of numerous products after his passing and even continuing into the next year or two? :confused:

Companies have roadmaps for products years and years in advance... you don't think they just design 'em in a month all willy and nilly and throw them into the production line, do ya'?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
osx11 Avatar
128 months ago
please!!!!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shareef777 Avatar
128 months ago
I have concrete proof that they will be coming out with anywhere from 1 to 1 MILLION different sizes.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ventilatedbrain Avatar
128 months ago
I cannot believe the amount of idiocy and closed mindedness in this forum .. how the ******* does it affect you if apple released 2 screen sizes ??? Steve jobs rolled over what ???

Grow up people , you sound like parrots just regurgitating other people's ideas claiming you believe in them ..

I dismissed the idea of a 7" iPad .. But I actually went out and bought one as it changed my concept of smaller tablets and apparantly, they are selling by the ton ..

If you lot were so smart wouldn't you be running your own successful companies by now ??

I'm sorry if I came a bit to strong but I'm really trying to find a forum/website where half of its users aren't retarded and shout down every idea like they know what the hell they are talking about

1.No Steve jobs wasn't God
2.tim cook is doing a very good job . He's not an inspirer ,he's someone who gets the job done
3.please refrain from using "INNOVATION". You barely know what it means , and none of us know what innovation is if it slapped us in the face

/rantoff
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BlaqkAudio Avatar
128 months ago
Steve Jobs already rolled in his grave when the ipad mini came out, how many more times is he gonna have to roll in his grave?
You do realize Jobs helped lay out an outline for product releases for the next couple of years? Despite what he said in the past, chances are he was behind the iPad mini.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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