We love the iPhone 5s, but with a relatively tiny 4-inch screen it feels like a bit of a relic in comparisons to phones like the HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5, let alone the current crop of phablets. The iPhone 6 needs to be bigger then, and if reports are to be believe, it looks like it could well be, with a 4.7-inch model launching in August, with an even bigger version on the way in September.
There’s still plenty of scope for smaller smartphones – the launch of lots of ‘mini’ handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini confirms that – but it’d be great to see a bigger screen on the next-gen iPhone, making it better suited to videos and catching up with The Gadget Show.
And according to a report in Reuters and the Taiwanese Economic Daily News, we could be seeing a couple of new, larger iPhones later this year.
The first Apple iPhone 6 looks like hitting the shops in August – a few months earlier than previous years – with the 4.7-inch screen putting it more on par with rivals when it comes to display real estate. News of a gigantic 5.5 or 6-inch version hitting the shelves in September – in keeping with timing of the launch of the last new model – is even more exciting though, and we can’t wait to see an iOS phablet go toe to toe with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and the Lumia 1520.
With 80 million iPhone 6 handsets reportedly in the making, this is definitely the biggest shakeup we’ve seen for the iPhone since the introduction of the iPhone 3G, with Apple needing to come up with something significant if it wants to stay on top.
Having bigger screens will definitely make a difference, but we’ll have to wait and see if Cupertino can nail the other specs. DSLR lenses for photography could certainly help it though!