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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:00 PM   #1
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Only One of Two Larger iPhone 6 Models Likely, According to Analyst




Apple 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:
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... 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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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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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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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:01 PM   #3
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They are gonna make devs angry by changing screen size so often...
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:02 PM   #4
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:02 PM   #5
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It would be nuts for Apple to release a 5"+ as their only iPhone 6. 4.7" is a reasonable choice.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:02 PM   #6
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Analyst.... hmmm.... hmmmm.... hmmmm

oh, on a slightly unrelated note MR notifications are working again ...YaY
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:03 PM   #7
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:03 PM   #8
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Many don't want a 5.5" phone.
Apple aren't doing a 5.5" phone.
Simple.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:03 PM   #9
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They are gonna make devs angry by changing screen size so often...
So you think that will drive developers away from the iOS platform? Besides, auto layout is already apart of the SDK.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:03 PM   #10
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They are gonna make devs angry by changing screen size so often...
True, but only temporarily . If anything, this will hopefully bring a resolution independent iOS. Please oh please!
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:03 PM   #11
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Not sure it's the screen size that's making some people leave the phone..
Screen size for me is perfect, blocking 4G for my provider on the other hand..
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:03 PM   #12
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They are gonna make devs angry by changing screen size so often...
isnt that their job i dont see a nurse complaining when they suddenly have to wash a fat person (actually i do ... but u get what i mean)
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After reading that, I lost interest.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:03 PM   #14
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Of course, they don't want to turn into Android devices lol..
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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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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:04 PM   #16
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They are gonna make devs angry by changing screen size so often...
if they want to keep making money they will have to deal with it. i could see it making them happier with the amount of space they will gain.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:04 PM   #17
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Did anyone real expect Apple to release two new form factors? I certainly do not.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:04 PM   #18
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Analysts...

Why is it that EVERY SINGLE FRICKING YEAR, analysts always bring the June/July release rumor out when Apple has not strayed from it since they moved to September? Also, EVERY SINGLE FRICKING YEAR, analysts have to start spreading wild rumors about multiple screen sizes?

Will Apple go bigger for the iPhone 6? Most likely. Just leave it at that. Stop trying to make **** up about what the sizes will be.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:05 PM   #19
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They are gonna make devs angry by changing screen size so often...
If devs build there app properly, changes to the screen size aren't that difficult to accommodate
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:05 PM   #20
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Aww man! I hope this report isn't right; I'd like to see both sizes come out. I want the 5.5"!
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Still find it hard to believe Apple will decrease the pixel density of the next iPhone. One screen size is easy to believe. I never thought they'd release two new sizes.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:06 PM   #22
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I think that with the multitude of resolutions that Apple will be supporting in the near future (3.5" retina on 4S, 4" retina on 5/5C/5S/Touch, retina ipad, multiple carplay resolutions, larger iphone), iOS is going to have to be more resolution independent. Call it fragmentation if you must, but it looks inevitable at this point. So what's one more resolution? The biggest knock against the iPhone at this point is the screen size, so why not preempt the whiners and just offer two sizes?

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Absolutely ridiculous! It's like holding an iPad mini up to your head lol
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"...certain that the 5.5-inch model may or may not launch at the same time."

Thank you captain obvious!
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