The next flagship device from Apple tentatively called iPhone 6 is expected to feature a 4.8” display according to a note issued by Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company to the investors. Arcuri who is a Wall Street analyst claims that Apple has “locked down” the design for its next flagship device which sports a 4.8-inch display.
Arcuri states that the information released by him is based on the checks within Apple’s supply chain and adds that apart from the large display which would bring Apple closer to its large smartphone rivals there are also other tweaks and design changes that are expected.
A summary of a few changes you can expect in the next flagship from Apple are:
- A larger 4.8”display
- Speedy 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity
- iPhone 6 will most likely feature a different design with a smart-body and look
- Acrcuri suggests that iBeacon, Touch ID, and Passbook will also be leveraged as Apple pushes new services with mobile payments
- The next major release of iOS platform will also see some “key software innovations”
Arcuri believes that the 64-bit A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint sensor in iPhone 5S will allow Apple to introduce new services to get ahead in the competition as last year’s iPhone 5s was merely a “set-up” for this year’s new products.
This isn’t the first time we are seeing reports on a larger screen by Apple. Last year in September, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities who is a respected Apple analyst had stated that Apple is likely to launch a larger iPhone but would limit the screen size to less that 5 inches due to Apple’s principle of “one hand use” for its mobile phones.
According to Arcuri, a 13-inch iPad model that would “blur the lines between tablets and PCs” would also debut in late 2014.
The next release is expected to be around September 2014 which is the typical annual release schedule for Apple although some rumours suggest an early June launch.
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Source: Apple Insider