iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

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iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

The iPhone 4S (left) next to the iPhone 5.

(Credit: CNET)

iPhone buyers yearning for a much bigger screen will get their wish next year, at least if a forecast from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek comes true.

After meeting last week with Apple suppliers in Asia, Misek issued a note to investors on Monday in which he said that the iPhone 6 would offer a 4.8-inch screen. If true, that would be a hefty increase over the 4-inch screen found in the current iPhone lineup.

Misek didn’t reveal exactly what triggered his prediction, but he did note that the new screen size would drive a huge number of upgrades. Around 50 percent of smartphones shipped last quarter had screens larger than 4 inches, compared with just 20 percent a year prior.

“We think the 85M iPhones eligible for an upgrade when the iPhone 6 launches (we think Apple is targeting Sep 2014) could be boosted by another 5-10M from people who skipped the 5S/5C cycle,” Misek wrote.

On the downside, iPhone 5C sales have been weak, according to Misek. As such, manufacturing builds are being slashed to 15 million to 20 million from 30 million, he said. On the plus size, that could lead to an even larger number of upgraders who gravitate toward the iPhone 6.

Misek’s prediction isn’t exactly a shocker since other reports have … [Read more]

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst


iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

 

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

 

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

 

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

 

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

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