With every new report on Apple’s future smartphone movements, the likelihood that we’ll be seeing at least one handset with a considerably larger display than the iPhone 5s’s 4-inch effort has seemed stronger. Some reputable publications have even suggested that the fruit company may be planning two, and now, The Wall Street Journal has waded in to corroborate this notion. One of the devices will apparently offer a display in excess of the 4.5-inch mark, while the second handset will exceed the 5-inch mark, equating to a significant leap from the current flagship.
This idea has been suggested in the past, so while The Journal isn’t exactly telling us anything we didn’t already know, to hear it from such a renowned publication adds that natural air of authenticity.
Up until the iPhone 5, Apple had stuck faithfully with the 3.5-inch display, but even though the 2012 release and its subsequent follow-ups have pushed the boundaries slightly, the latest iPhone 5c/5s combination appears notably diminutive next to all of the other handsets occupying the top spots.
Things look set to change dramatically, though, and while the current line-up sees the iPhone 5s’s premium finish contrast the polycarbonate exterior of its counterpart, the report also suggests that the iPhone 5c will be scrapped when the new devices become available. Moreover, both of the larger models are expected to enjoy the higher-end, aluminum treatment as far as the outer shell goes, so while some users may have enjoyed the colorful, plasticky nature of the 5c, it would seem that Apple is not so keen.
For those not sold on the idea of owning a device with a larger display, the news that the 5c may be scrapped could be seen as indicative of the 5s living to fight another day. Not everybody, after all, is in the market for more display real estate, and for those folks, the iPhone 5s would be a more than substantial option for a second year on the shelves.
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