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iPhone 6: Analyst confident about approximate 5-inch screen

An analyst currently doing the tour of Apple supply chains has received word the iPhone 6 will feature a larger screen when it is released next year.

Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald (previously of Topeka Capital), a notorious Apple tipster, has said he is “confident” the iPhone 6 will pack a larger screen than the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

Supporting previous rumours that the iPhone 6 will feature a 4.7-inch screen, White suggests the screen size will lie around the 5-inch marker.

White is currently touring tech supply chain vendors in China who work with Apple, several of which indicated that a larger iPhone is on the cards for 2014.

“Given today’s meeting, we are confident that a larger iPhone (approximately five inches) will become a reality in 2014”, said White.

Apple has already enlarged the original iPhone screen from 3.5- to 4-inches between the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

However, it seems more and more likely Apple will be increasing the screen for the iPhone 6 to around 5-inches. This was originally suggested by Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who is notoriously well connected.

Kuo did suggest that Apple is unlikely to go any larger than 5-inches due to the company’s “unwavering principle of one hand use.”

Despite Apple’s love of everything under 4-inches, other companies like Samsung, Huawei and Sony have opted to develop devices with large “phablet” displays.

The recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7-inch display and the Samsung Galaxy Mega has a whopping 6.3-inch screen.

At 6.1-inches, the Huawei Ascend Mate comes in just below the Galaxy Mega, while the Sony Xperia Z Ultra beats them all at 6.4-inches.

White’s sources also gave hints as to how the Apple Watch will function, suggesting that the device will behave as a “multi-purpose gateway” for controlling a connected home.

Tipped to launch sometime in 2014, the iWatch will be able to control lights, audio and video equipment as well as being an iPhone accessory.

Next, read our iPhone 5S vs iPhone 5C comparison feature.

Via: Apple Insider

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