Perhaps Apple CEO Tim Cook wasn’t kidding when he told audiences at the earnings call to expect more surprises in 2014. Another rumor has surfaced —this time from Mac Fan— indicating that a larger iPhone model is in fact in the works, and that it would feature a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 full HD display with approximately 440 ppi as well as thinner sides.
Contrary to what various analysts have been saying recently, the release date of the large iPhone is suggested by Mac Fan’s sources to be around 3Q14 rather than during the summer. This appears logical considering the potential supply issues that tend to arise for new model-types and the Cupertino company’s habit of unveiling new smartphones during the September time frame.
With the “phablet” momentum likely to expand further going into 2014, it would be interesting to see whether Apple would choose to have the large iPhone become an entirely new product line (a move which would allow the 4-inch and 3.5-inch options to be preserved and give the company one more potential phone to announce), or have it simply become the direct successor to the iPhone 5s.