Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has published an earnings preview for Apple’s Q4 financial results, in which he claims that Apple will release a bigger screen iPhone 6 in the summer of 2014, sooner than Apple’s usual schedule of a September launch.
From Business Insider:
But even more important than the 5S, says Munster, is the iPhone 6, which he expects to be out in the Summer, sooner than expected. The 6 is going to have a bigger screen, and Munster thinks it’s going to be a “blockbuster.”
Enthusiasm about the iPhone 6 should more than offset any concern about 5S sales inevitably slowing, says Munster.
While Munster has made many claims that haven’t proved to be true yet, his iPhone 6 claim corroborates earlier reports by The Wall Street Journal and Reuters.
Reports peg the screen size of the larger iPhone from anywhere between 4.7-inches to 6-inches, but it’s not clear if the resolution would increase in proportion to the display size, or stay the same as the iPhone 5s.
Even though iPhones sell in large numbers, there’s a lot of demand for larger screens, so if Apple wants to diversify the iPhone product lineup like the iPad and iPod, a larger screen seems like a natural choice.