The iPhone Maker is Making two new Models with Larger Displays
Do you own an iPhone? Do you like the size of your phone or would you prefer a larger one? Bloomberg is reporting that Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL)will begin mass production of the largest iPhones ever next month. Without mentioning names of its source, the site claims that the people from the inside say this is in response to increased competition in the Smartphone market. So could big iPhone models be in the pipeline?
According to the leaking reports, which are also captured by The Guardian, Apple is working on two iPhone models with larger screens courtesy of its Chinese supply chain. One device is said to have a 4.7-inch screen, knocking out the current screen 4- inch size of iPhone 5S. The other device, also in the pipeline, is much larger and is expected to have 5.5-inch display. Both the two iPhone models are to be made available in the market in about two months.
Why Bigger iPhones?
The competition in the Smartphone market is increasing becoming more aggressive. Already other players such as Samsung Electronics and HTC Corp. (TPE: 2498) have introduced their models with larger displays.
In China, many consumers prefer smartphones with large screens. As indicated by statistics from Forrester Research, 40% of the Google Inc.’s Android mobile devices sold in 2014 had displays of at least 5-inches. So Apple is in order to introduce larger screen displays, if it wants to put the pressure on Google Android’s largest phone marker, Samsung.
The new iPhone models will help the company compete with the South Korean electronics giant, whose Galaxy Note 3 is about 5.7-inch in display. The smaller of the two iPhone models, 4.7-inch screen, is about the same size as Samsung Galaxy S III released in 2012, or Amazon.com, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMZN)flagship – new kid in the bloc – the Fire Phone.
Other Features of the new iPhone Models
In addition to the change in size, the new models will be rounder and thinner compared to the previous models. There are also unconfirmed reports that the new models may also include:
- 2.5-dimension curved glass
- Enhanced sensors to detect different pressure levels, making the screen detect light and heavy touches.
- A new OS (iOS 8)
New Powering Software: iOS 8
The new, yet to debut, iOS 8, has a host of new features for both the iPhone and iPad. The capabilities of the new software ranges from enabling users to use their mobile devices as remote to their home locks and lighting system, to monitoring their health.
Features of the new iOS 8 include:
- Adaptive display that allows programs to fit in varying screen sizes.
- Swipe functionally borrowed from iOS 7.
The iOS 8 is expected to debut alongside the new iPhone models in September.
iPhone is contributing more than 70% of Apple’s revenues and the company’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook must work through thick and thin to maintain iPhone’s positive sales growth. The new iPhone models in the pipeline might help him achieve this, but there are reported complexities in their production. All in all, we expect Apple to sail through smoothly and the models will be available in retail stores come September!