Apple once again tipped to launch ‘giant’ 6.5-inch iPhone in 2018

Samsung has just unveiled its Galaxy S9 range, including the larger-screened S9+ at 6.2-inches. However, Apple is reportedly plotting to top that with a iPhone almost 6.5-inches in size.

A new report from Bloomberg adds weight to previous rumours of a 6.46-inch iPhone leading the way, by far the largest device in the history of the range.

The larger model will boast a 1242 x 2688 resolution display, the report claims, promising similar sharpness to the 5.8-inch iPhone X.

The body will be around the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus, the report says, but the edge-to-edge design will enable the larger display size without bolstering the physical footprint.

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According to the report, Apple is targeting business users with the massive phablet-style device that’d likely be more of a rival to the Note 9 than the Galaxy S9.

To this end, the firm is also considering launching a dual-SIM model that’d make it easier for business travellers to switch between plans, the report says.

Three’s a crowd?

Apple is still plotting three smartphone for this autumn, the report claimed, with an updated and more affordable versions of the iPhone X also on deck.

The 2018 iPhones should finally consign the iPhone 6 design to history. The iPhone X aside, Apple’s recent phones have been closely aligned with 2014’s design language.

“With its next line-up,” the report says, “Apple is seeking to rekindle sales by offering a model for everyone”

As cynical as it may seem, we’d be remiss not to mention the timing of this report.

With the Galaxy S9+ scheduled to go on sale next month, it wouldn’t be surprising if Apple was ok with word of a massive new iPhone coming to challenge the S9+ getting out.

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