Monday, April 15, 2013

Multiple Screen Size For Upcoming iPhone 5S

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A Topeka Capital Markets analyst revealed that the next iPhone of Apple or the reported iPhone 5S will have at least two models featuring different screen sizes. It will reportedly be unveiled by the company in July.

The information was supposedly acquired from a meeting with a company in the tech-supply chain, according to Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets. He said that the next iPhone will come in at least two different models.

He told investors in a note that he released recently that they believe that Apple will offer the iPhone 5S in more than one size, which would give consumers additional options and increase the market share of the company. However, he did not specify the screen sizes of the next iPhone.

It can be recalled that White also revealed last January that the next model of the iPhone will feature different screen sizes, and will be available in different colors.

If the iPhone 5S will be offered in different screen sizes, one model will likely have a screen size bigger than the current screen size of the iPhone 5, which is at four inches. Another model may use the same screen size as the current model of the iPhone, while a third model may feature a screen size that is smaller than four inches.

The supposed July launch of the next iPhone is echoed by other analysts who have indicated that the next model of the smartphone offering of Apple may be released in the summer.

Both Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities and Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray believe in a June launch of the upcoming device. However, Kuo also believes that the iPhone 5S may be released into the market by July.

White also revealed that the price of the next model of the iPhone may not go under the $300 level. It will likely have a price tag ranging from $300 to $350.

The price range will likely for the iPhone model that is not subsidized and unlocked. It will also be promoted in developing markets like China.

Apple is currently facing pressure from Samsung and its own investors, and may need to be more innovative to be able to expand its product offerings in the market. Offering a low-cost iPhone 5S with different screen sizes may be unusual for the company, but it may have to do what it can in order to show that it is still a force to be reckoned with in the market.

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