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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.

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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