Only One of Two Larger iPhone 6 Models Likely, According to Analyst

iphone_5s_touch_idApple may only launch one of two larger size iPhones this fall, according to UBS analyst Steve Milunovich. Barron's relays the research note, which is based on Milunovich's "checks" of the supply chain.

iPhone 6 rumors have repeatedly suggested that Apple is working on two new sizes for the iPhone. Predictions most commonly include 4.7" and 5.5" sizes, up from the current 4" screen of the iPhone 5S. Milunovich's report agrees that Apple is working on those same two models, but isn't sure both will launch:

... an “iPhone 6” is most likely to come in August or September, rather than June, in two different models, one with a 4.7-inch screen, one with a 5.5-inch screen. He thinks the former, the smaller of the two, “seems certain,” but that the 5.5-inch model “may or may not launch at the same time and could be of the same resolution (lower pip), which would help app developers.

The analyst pegs the launch date for the next iPhone to be in August or September, but the release of the 5.5" model is less certain.

One additional detail he provides is that the 5.5" model may carry the same resolution as the 4.7" model. Not much has been said of the display resolution of these rumored large form factor iPhones. We haven't previously seen many reports from UBS analyst Steve Milunovich, so don't have much of a sense for his track record. iPhone 6 leaks will continue to accelerate as Apple gets closer to production.

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luckydcxx Avatar
133 months ago
Absolutely ridiculous! It's like holding an iPad mini up to your head lol
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DFZD Avatar
133 months ago
Yes and it's 4.7. Don't we already know it.
5.5 is a bait for samsung to launch their S6 in the larger size and fail.

Meanwhile, Analysts be like -

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locoboi187 Avatar
133 months ago
I want to be paid to make guesses too.
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bbbb4b Avatar
133 months ago
Absolutely ridiculous! It's like holding an iPad mini up to your head lol

Not if you get the matching shoes to go with.
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uknowimright Avatar
133 months ago
Absolutely ridiculous! It's like holding an iPad mini up to your head lol

not quite

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lewisd25 Avatar
133 months ago
5.5 is a bait for samsung to launch their S6 in the larger size and fail.

Since when has Samsung needed bait from Apple to fail? ;)
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