The newest iPhone rumor is really just a rehashing of murmurings we’ve been hearing for a little while now: Apple will produce two larger iPhones in 2014: one with a 4.7-inch display and one with a 5.7-inch display. Currently, Apple sells the iPhone 4S with a 3.5-inch display and the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s both with 4-inch displays.
The size of the iPhone’s screen has long been a frustration for Apple’s customers, many of whom have just given up on waiting and jumped ship to rivals like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and Nokia — all of which produce phones with screens far eclipsing 4-inches.
The only time the company has publicly discussed its stance on screen size was back in April 2013 when Tim Cook made this statement:
“My view continues to be that iPhone 5 has the absolute best display in the industry. Our competitors have made trade-offs to ship a larger display. We will not ship a larger display iPhone while these trade-offs exist.”
Coming from a man who chooses his words carefully, that statement makes obvious that Apple would consider making an iPhone with a larger display, but not until the time is right. Perhaps 2014 will be the year.
What say you, iPhone users? Would you jump on an iPhone with a 4.7-inch or 5.7-inch display? Let us know in the comments.
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