Apple's 4.8-Inch iPhone 6 Reportedly Not Launching Until Mid-2014

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Amid circulating rumors of a larger display for the iPhone, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek today reported that he does not see the device launching until mid-2014. Misek argues that problems with display yield and substantial other changes for the iPhone 6 will make a 2013 launch unlikely. Some rumors had suggested that Apple might be able to launch an iPhone 5S and a lower-cost iPhone in mid-2013 and follow with a larger iPhone as soon as late this year.
    Misek first noted the existence of 4.8-inch iPhone prototypes in December, but last month indicated that he was seeing no further signs of the device. The larger iPhone appears to have now returned to his radar but with a longer time horizon than originally thought.

    Overall, Misek sees his claimed television product event coming next month with the iPhone 5S and lower-cost iPhone following in the June/July timeframe. He does not see any iPad updates until the fall, when both the full-size iPad and the iPad mini would be updated around the same time as the launch of the Apple television set.

    Misek's track record is, however, rather mixed with previous claims of an Apple competitor to Netflix not panning out and only being half correct about the iPhone coming to Sprint and T-Mobile in 2011.

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  2. inkswamp macrumors 68030


    Jan 26, 2003
    I wonder if analysts ever get cramps in their arms from throwing all this #$&*@ against the wall to see what sticks. :rolleyes:
  3. William Gates macrumors 6502

    William Gates

    Oct 26, 2007
  4. iPusch macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2012
    Manhattan, New York
    I am curious about on-cell :confused:
    Hope we will get to hear something about that very soon
  5. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Releasing a separate giant iPhone would be one thing, but I sure hope it doesn't completely replaces the standard iPhone.

    There would literally be no flagship smartphone on the market you could easily use single-handed. :eek:

    Do great usability and high-end specs really have to be mutually exclusive?
  6. bobbytallant macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2010
    Wow I am sure the Samsung Galaxy S Note SuperNova 5, that has an 8 inch screen and missile-firing capabilities, will be out by then :eek:
  7. UHFrank macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    that's not suprising, just want an updated ios7
  8. iPusch macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2012
    Manhattan, New York
    I can't understand why they would jump to 4.8"
    4 generations on 3.5"
    and only two on 4" that would be very disappointing... :(
    Hope devs will keep on developing for 4" then
  9. imgonephishin macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2003
    I've long been tired of the "Apple better do X quickly or they'll miss the opportunity forever." (see: blu-ray, 3G for the iPhone, etc.)

    So I won't go so far as to say, "THEY NEED A BIGGER SCREEN OR THE COMPANY WILL DIE."

    But they need to do something. iOS is getting desperately long-in-tooth. Aside from a slightly longer screen, very little has changed about the hardware in 3+ years now. I'm not counting them out, but I starting to get a little antsy.
  10. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    That or they tire out from shaking their magic 8 balls.
  11. MTL18 macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2013
    I look at this guys product launches and have to question his accuracy. He expects an iTV event in March, followed by an iPhone 5S (big whoop) and that tides us over until the fall where we get revamped iPads?

    That would be a very soft year for Apple. Not buying it at this point.
  12. Macrolido macrumors regular


    May 14, 2012
    Monterrey, Mexico
  13. web500sjc macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2011
    interesting that he has the iphone being moved back to the June product slot...

    my question is, What product will be launched in the spring? -that used to be the ipads domain- but now that is up in the air.
  14. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    Smartphone screen size has hit a plateau.

    Been discussing with friends who've been using android, the sweet spot from them is below 5 inch and above 4.2...

    So apple could really take their time to develop bigger screen phone.
  15. Ryth macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2011
    You know Ive is working on iOS and the new 'look' for it. Don't be surprised to see that as a 'big' release later this spring.


    4.6 is the sweet spot. Said that a while back. Apple should move up to that and no bigger.
  16. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2008
    hmm launch of ios7 and iPhone 6 (4.8 inch screen) coincide with each other sounds about right
  17. Ryth macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2011
    Agreed. iPhone 5s in spring, iPhone 6 (with 4.6" screen or bigger).

    I think iPad Mini Retina comes in spring also.
  18. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    I can honestly say if Apple comes out with 4.8" screen I will not be buying it. I've had every iPhone since the 3G and 4.8" is just too big. The iPhone 5 is a pretty decent size. I have no need for a mini iPad Mini. It's just too much.
  19. Hakone macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2011
    Southern California
  20. MacVault macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2002
    Planet Earth
    Thumbs will be longer in 2014

    So with this on the heels of Apple's iPhone 5 logic, I can expect my thumb to be an inch or two longer in 2014???

  21. Eadfrith macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2011
  22. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
  23. ccmovies macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2010
    Wait, since a new version of iOS usually launches along side a new iPhone, maybe we'll see a sneak peak and a developer release during the rumored TV media even in March. Right?
  24. macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2006
    Em. Hasn't it always made sense that the iPhone 6 will come in 2014, instead of supposedly launching up to 3 different iPhones with multiple screen sizes (iPhone 5S, low-cost iPhone with possibly larger or smaller screen, and larger iPhone 6) this year?
  25. NoNothing macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2003
    I wonder who dreams up these comments...

    "We think Apple plans to re-architect iOS to utilize more cores and better compete with Samsung."

    iOS is already heavily multi-threaded as are most of the apps I write thanks to GCD making it brain dead simple.

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