The iPhone 5s launch is well behind us and industry watchers are now turning up the heat as they sniff around for details on next year’s iPhone 6.
According to Cnet, After meeting last week with Apple suppliers in Asia, Misek issued a note to investors on Monday in which he said that the iPhone 6 would offer a 4.8-inch screen. If true, that would be a hefty increase over the 4-inch screen found in the current iPhone lineup.
“We think the 85M iPhones eligible for an upgrade when the iPhone 6 launches (we think Apple is targeting Sep 2014) could be boosted by another 5-10M from people who skipped the 5S/5C cycle,” Misek wrote.
The iPhone has lost significant market share to the large army of Android phones, which have grown in screen size. Apple raised the display size of last year’s iPhone 5 to 4 inches from the prior 3.5 inches, so 2014 seems about right for another bump.