iPhone 6 will have 4.8-inch screen, analyst says

The iPhone 6 will be almost as big as the Samsung Galaxy S4, according to one analyst.

The iPhone 6 will land early next year, and have a 4.8-inch screen, according to analyst Glen Yeung at Citi Research, CNET reports.

But Yeung didn't stop there. He also mused on the iPad Mini Retina, the iPhone 5S, and the next full-size iPad.

If the iPhone 6 does have a 4.8-inch screen, it'd be almost the same size as the 5-inch Samsung Galaxy S4. The iPhone 5 is 4 inches, which is pretty puny by today's standards. The Galaxy S4 Mini is 4.3 inches, and yet that's got Mini in the name.

The much-rumoured iPhone 5S "has been delayed by two to four weeks," according to Yeung and Citi Research's "field work in the hardware supply chain". Yeung isn't writing off a September launch for the 5S, but notes "volumes in September may consequently be challenged".

Apple will launch two new versions of iPad Mini, too, he reckons. One will be a fair bit cheaper than the current model, to compete with the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire. The other will have a 2,048x1,536-pixel Retina display.

The next full-size iPad will be slimmer and lighter than the current model, according to Yeung. Again, a September launch is on the cards, he reckons.

So what of WWDC next week? Yeung reckons the only hardware we'll see will be new MacBooks. Apple will launch its long-rumoured music streaming service though, known as iRadio. He also thinks Apple will open up its API to developers, letting them develop for iCloud, Maps, and Siri.

WWDC kicks off next week, and we'll bring you all the news as it happens. What would you like to see? And what do you want from the next iPhone or iPad? Let me know in the comments, or on Facebook.

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