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iPhone 5S release date to be paired with 4.8-inch iPhone Math launch?

Luke Johnson


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New iPhone 5S rumours have suggested Apple’s next-generation smartphone could be part of a surprising joint release, with latest reports suggesting a larger Apple handset is in the works in the form of the 4.8-inch ‘iPhone Math’.

An extremely speculative insight into the possibilities of an imminent iPhone overhaul, latest reports out of China have suggested Apple is working on a new Samsung Galaxy S3 rivalling 4.8-inch handset, with the plus-sized device reportedly sporting the unusual moniker of the iPhone Math.

Said to be heading for launch alongside the widely expected iPhone 5 release date, the claimed iPhone Math would see Apple’s second jump in screen sizes in less than 12 months with the current iPhone 5 the first Apple handset to feature a 4-inch display, up on the 3.5-inch offering found on previous models.

Suggesting that Apple “must land a big counter-offensive” on the wide-ranging collection of Android handsets that cover a broad range of screen sizes, the China Times has suggested that the iPhone Math will be officially unveiled alongside the iPhone 5S in June with a 12-megapixel camera in tow. The Chinese outlet suggested that “iPhone's first large-size smartphone has become the key to Apple's reproduction.”

iPhone 5S Rumours

Widely expected to be a direct follow-on to the current iPhone 5, a number of iPhone 5 rumours have circulated in recent weeks with the as yet unconfirmed handset expected to touch down later this year with a form factor identical to its immediate predecessor.

With an iPhone 5S release date still up in the air, a number of industry analysts have suggested Apple will product cycles to twice a year with the iPhone 5S expected by some to touch down in Q1 2013 alongside a revised iPad mini 2.

Although full iPhone 5S specs are unknown, recent iPhone 5S rumours have suggested the handset will play host to a selection of features that failed to make it to the iPhone 5, with analysts predicting a new “super HD camera/screen, a better battery, and NFC” are all to be thrown into the mix. What’s more, like the current iPod touch, it has been claimed the iPhone 5S will be made available in “6-8 colours.”

What would you like to see Apple incorporate within the rumoured iPhone 5S? Would you be keen to see a larger 4.8-inch iPhone Math? Let us know via the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds or through the comment boxes below.

Via: KnowYourMobile


January 21, 2013, 12:50 pm

Include a barometer and NFC or it never happened.


January 21, 2013, 1:47 pm

A mini blackboard on the rear with a ruler on the edge & a (user replaceable) retractable chalk stick.

Toni F

January 21, 2013, 2:46 pm

Yawn, Still trying to play catch up, I guess better late then never Apple.....I guess iphone 7, 8, 9 will have sd card slots sooner or later maybe a much needed removable battery. ... lol , That will never happen. Bottom line apple has alot to catch up to.....


January 21, 2013, 4:31 pm

By the time this comes out everyone else will be on 5" screens


January 28, 2013, 9:34 pm

What happen with Apple always saying they were not going to make there iphones bigger then 3.5 inches because it needs to be easy to use with one hand. Yea right, and what about the time Steve Jobs tried making fun of the stylus or S Pen saying it was out dated and there was no need for it, but as soon as they see Samsung's successes in that technology apple goes and applies for a patent on a stylus. The only difference there going to do is add an i in front of the word and tell every body how innovative and original this new feature they invented is. There starting to do the opposite of every thing they would live by and believed in.


February 22, 2013, 12:50 pm

Apple Is going to release the "Iphone 5s" soon HOWEVER the 5 and 5s are going to be EXACTLY the same.. They are probably going to make it a tiny bit faster than it already is and there going to make different colors etc.. They will most likely change the voice of siri and "CLAIM" that they have created an all new powerful A7 chip... Thats when everyone starts hating... It always happens

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