Larger-screen iPhone to launch in 2014 -- analyst

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says the iPhone 6 will launch sometime next summer but believes the iPhone 5S will try to draw in customers with more color options.

Apple launched the larger-screen iPhone 5 last year, but the company isn't done upping smartphone display sizes, according to one analyst.

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek wrote in a note to investors recently that he believes Apple's iPhone 6 will launch next year with a larger screen. According to the Canada-based Financial Post, which obtained a copy of the note, Misek didn't say exactly how big the screen size will be but said this year's launch -- the iPhone 5S -- will come with the same 4-inch display as its predecessor.

It would make sense that Apple would consider launching an iPhone with a larger screen. The company's chief competitor, Samsung, is selling a Galaxy S4 that comes with a 5-inch screen -- a major difference compared with the iPhone 5.

Still, customers will need to wait until next summer for that iPhone 6 to launch, Misek claims. The iPhone 5S, which he believes will hit store shelves in the next few months, will attempt to attract customers by delivering a better processor, an improved camera, and color options beyond the current black-and-white models.

About the author

Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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