We’ve heard that Apple is considering launching an iPhone with a larger screen several times now. We’ve also even seen multiple leaks suggesting that a gamut of new iPhone color options will launch at some point. Now Reuters is reporting that it, too, has learned from four different sources that Apple is “exploring” the possibility of selling iPhones with larger screens and in a variety of colors.
Apple is still discussing the idea, Reuters said, but Tim Cook himself has long denied that Apple will shift to larger screens on its iPhone, despite an influx of rumors suggesting that such a device could hit the market in 2014. Apple may need to move into the market, however, in order to corner Samsung, HTC and other phone makers that have drastically increased the screen sizes of smartphones – much to the applause of consumers.
“They constantly change product specifications almost to the final moment, so you’re not really sure whether this is the final prototype,” one source with knowledge of Apple’s iPhone plans told Reuters.
We imagine Apple will introduce new colors with the iPhone 5S by the fall – it seems plausible at the very least, considering recent parts leaks – and we’re also expecting a cheaper version of the iPhone for emerging markets.