What's next: iPhone 5S, iPhone Plus or iPhone 6? Find out the latest rumours!

[caption id="attachment_814" align="aligncenter" width="922"]iPhone 5 and iPhone Plus Image by Marco Arment[/caption] There are a lot of rumours floating around about the next iPhone, some of them stating that the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 will be launched by the end of the year, others saying that the iPhone 6 will only be launched in 2014. According to Brightwire, Apple will launch iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 this year:
‘A source told Chinese mobile phone information site Laoyaoba.com that he has seen the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 at Apple's suppliers. Both models may be released in 2013, according to the website's microblog on Thursday evening. The source noted that the iPhone 5S resembles the iPhone 5, and the five-inch iPhone 6 is lighter and thinner.’
While early rumors had suggested that a 4.8’’ iPhone wouldn't see the light of day in 2013, later reports reveal that a 4.8"-5.0" device is already planned to be produced by Apple. There has been a lot of speculation on how large the next iPhone model will be, or what smart features it will have. [caption id="attachment_816" align="aligncenter" width="580"]iPhone Plus and Samsung Galaxy SIII Image by Marco Arment[/caption] Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has spoken about a possible future iPhone with a larger screen at Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. Cook highlighted the fact that users experience is the most important one, not the size of the device. Here what he said:
‘I don't want to say what we will do or won't do [regarding a larger screen for the iPhone], and so don't interpret anything I say along those lines. Let me go back and compare it to the PC industry for a minute. The PC industry over the years, the way that companies competed were two things: specs and price. And so people would want to say, "I've got the largest drive," or, "I've got the fastest processor," or in the camera business people began to say, "I've got the most megapixels." The truth is, customers want a great experience, and they want quality. They want that "Aha!" moment each time that they use the product. And that's rarely a function of any of those things. These are things that technology companies invent because they can't have a great experience, and so they talk about the spec of something.’
Cook’s speech came to a point where he mentioned the size of the display, saying that there are some things more important than simply the size.
And so I only bring these points up to say there are many attributes of a display, and what Apple does is sweat every detail. We care about all of them, and we want the best display. And I think we've got it. I feel great about it. I'm not going to comment about what we're going to do in the future, because that releases our magic, and I'm not going to do that. But, you know, the customer experience is always broader than that which can be defined by a simple number.
He also mentioned that Apple will ‘never … make a crappy product.’ He said that for new products, Apple must design ‘something great, something bold, something ambitious.’ Going back to rumors, Peter Misek, Jefferies analyst has reported that the iPhone 6 will be launched in June 2014. Apple might launch the iPhone 5S and a low cost iPhone in 2013, but the iPhone 6 won’t be on the production lines this year. But no worries, I am sure we will hear more news about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 as Chinese manufacturers start production of the parts for the new devices. So follow our blog to keep updated with the latest rumors!
Published
May 07, 2014