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New iPhone to Launch in 4.7 and 5.5-Inch Models, Analyst Says

by Jacob Kleinman | January 10, 2014January 10, 2014 10:00 am PST

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Apple is expected to unveil at least one new iPhone—probably called the iPhone 6—later this year. It will likely be bigger than the 4-inch design used for the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c. That’s all we really know about the iPhone 6 at this point, but with nine months left in Apple’s usually year-long product cycle, analysts are already beginning to make their own questionable predictions.

The latest speculation comes from Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian J. White, who claims Apple may release two new iPhones in 2014, offering consumers a 4.7-inch smartphone to compete with the latest Android flagships and a 5.5-inch phablet. White adds that the two devices will be staggered, with Apple rushing to release its 4.7-inch iPhone as soon as possible, while the 5.5-inch model could hit the market in late 2014.

Considering Apple’s record sales for the iPhone 5s, we’re not so sure Cupertino is rushing to release a new smartphone. The company’s latest handsets should continue to sell through the fall, even if sales slow down a bit later this year as iPhone 6 speculation starts to pick up. In the meantime, we’re expecting some big news from Apple, which promised it has “big plans” for 2014, suggesting we’ll see some entirely new products introduced.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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