News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday January 23, 2014.
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Apple plans to release two smartphones later this year, and both devices will be larger than the current 4-inch display seen on the iPhone 5S. You may have read similar reports several times before in recent months, but the latest comes from the more reputable Wall Street Journal.
According to "people familiar with the situation" who spoke to the Journal, Apple will finally placate customers who have asked for a larger phone. One model Apple releases is expected to be in the 4.5-inch or higher range for people who want a bigger iPhone, and another model will pass the 5-inch mark for customers who want something along the lines of the Samsung Galaxy series. The Journal says that larger model is still in development but the sub-5-inch model has is being prepped for mass production.
It also appears that Apple will pull the plug on the iPhone 5c using plastic. Apple had previously used metal for its smartphones before introducing the color-treated plastics to launch the iPhone 5c. Suppliers claim that weaker than expected demand has caused Apple to cut orders for the 5c, which used the same specs as an iPhone 5 but had a new plastic case.
The Wall Street Journal warns that Apple could "change course" because the devices have not been finalized, so we won't know until Tim Cook takes to a stage and announces a new iPhone, but it appears that people waiting for their iOS device to have a bigger screen will finally have their dreams become a reality in the second half of 2014.source: Wall Street Journal
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.