Next-Generation iPhone to Launch in More Colors, Multiple Sizes?

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    Following up on a report last month from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek claiming that the next-generation iPhone could launch in the middle of this year with as many as 6-8 colors, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White has issued a report today indicating similar information. White also believes that Apple could offer the device with multiple screen sizes.
    White believes that the addition of multiple color choices for the iPod touch late last year was a "testing ground" for Apple and that the company is now moving toward bringing similar option to the iPhone, and eventually to the iPad.

    As for screen size, White believes that Apple may for the first time offer a brand-new model with multiple screen size options for different segments of the market.
    Discussion of a larger screen size is particularly difficult to believe, given that Apple just transitioned to a taller screen with the iPhone 5, the first time Apple has changed the screen size on the iPhone since its launch.

    In considering how Apple might make the iPhone's screen even larger, essentially the same set of issues debated before the launch of the iPhone 5 appears: more pixels or same resolution at lower pixel density. The latter solution in particular likely offers little for Apple, as the company is almost certainly uninterested in lowering pixel density simply to offer the same amount of screen real estate at a slightly larger physical size.

    As for the former, Apple increased only the vertical pixel count for the iPhone 5, allowing for a larger screen while still offering full compatibility with apps designed for the smaller screens of previous devices. It seems difficult to believe that Apple would undertake yet another increase in pixel count so soon after the iPhone 5 debut, particularly if it involved increases in both vertical and horizontal directions.

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    Sounds good. :D
     
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    Just say 'NO' to multi-candy-coloured iPhones:mad:
     
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    Yeah right.
     
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    My dog can be an analyst.
     
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    I say NO.
     
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    I wasn't for it before, but I made a few mockups that swayed my position. I would love a blue one. But for those saying "NO", I imagine you'd still be able to get white and black, so what's the problem?
     

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    The screen will be 4" for a LONG time to come. Possibly forever.
     
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    There doesn't seem to be much point putting out iPhones in multiple colors since so many people put cases on them.
     
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    I could actually see them offering 3.5" and 4" side by side... I know several people who got the 4S in the past few months just because they thought the 4" screen on the 5 sounded too big.


    A lot of people (girls, anyways) just get the cases for the colors, from what I can tell.
     
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    This is exciting news. My mum has a 4S and she keeps saying to me "Why can't I have a pink iPhone? Or even a pink flip case like the iPad?". Apple is getting good at re-marketing iPods and iPads etc. as fashion items. The colourful iPod Touches and shuffles and stuff make the iPod a fashion item. And I think iPhone should follow this trend. I'd love a red iPhone! That'd be great! My birthday is in May so I won't have to wait until October for the next iPhone!
     
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    If Apple just introduced a Black & Silver iPhone, I would be happy. For some reason (and many disagree with me) if you put the iPhone 4 next to an iPhone 5, the iPhone 4 looks like the premium device with its stainless steel.
     
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    Nice mockups! I could go for a few of them actually :cool:
     
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    The only screen sizes we will see for a very long time are 4 inches, or 3.5 inches. I'm thinking the iPhone 5S will be just what everyone thinks it will be. A fast iPhone 5 with some improved features.
     
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    omg i want the red one :eek: NOW
     
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    Pretty, but they don't look like they're worth $699. Apple need their phones to look expensive.
     
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    I just don't get the draw of having multiple iPhone colors. Black and white work just fine. If you want more color just put a nice skin on it which you can then change as much as you want!

    Besides that it creates a nightmare for inventory control. Just too many SKUs... 3 Memory options x 4 Carrier options x ?? Colors x ?? screen sizes???
     
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    Why? What's forcing you to buy one of the colored ones and bypassing the black and silver one?
     
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    Yeah, I can't see them going any bigger than 4" in the near future. The adverts were pretty adamant that Apple had found the perfect size and they were a clear dig at companies such as Samsung releasing phones in ridiculous sizes.
     
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    Sincerely doubt that Apple wants 3.5 inch screens around for much longer...
     
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    If done right, these coloured iPhones will still look smart and classy. I'd say they should go for darker colours. Like, instead of red go for burgundy. Looks slightly classier.
     
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    This analyst predicts a 27 inch foldable.

    Isn't that technology almost there?

    Also, with IOS 19.3 there is an app that switches the outer shell to any color people want.
     
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    Please don't call it an iPhone mini
     
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    i am more interested in seeing the iphone with larger screen coming out.
     
  25. Moorepheus, Jan 2, 2013
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    I like the choice of additional colors. Thanks for the mock ups

    However, there is no way I am upgrading again when the 5s comes out, I just got my 5 at launch. What is it worth to me to upgrade???

    Better Display. I think the current screen is awesome....how much more you going to cram into a 4" display that I will be able to see at normal vision, but you will show me a 100X mag view of it and show me how what was once the best display (retina) is not better because it has twice the amount of pixels as before. Sorry to say, but 4" is still 4" no matter how many pixel you cram into it

    Better Camera. Really, unless you give me Optical Zoom, 8MB is pretty damn good for a Phone camera. The phone already does 1080p HD record at 30FPS w/ audio.

    NFC Support, if it does come, don't use it now and really doesn't affect my life without it.

    128GB <- Now, if I could this for the amount i paid for my 64GB iPhone 5, this might be worth it
     

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