The latest rumor says there will be an iPhone that is 4.8 inches debuting sometime in June at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference
January 23, 2013 – While the rumor is still sketchy, it is reasonable to believe that Apple will start to think serious about competing against smartphones such as the Galaxy S III by Samsung, which is 4.8 inches. Perhaps that is why the recent rumor about Apple producing a bigger iPhone that could be competitive with the popular Galaxy S III and other similar smartphones is truer that many might believe.
The latest rumor says there will be an iPhone that is 4.8 inches debuting sometime in June at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference that the Cupertino-based company holds each year.
Even though it is still just a rumor, it seems reasonable Apple will do the same with their iPhone as they did with their tablets when they produced their iPad Mini to compete with other similar tablets.
The current smartphone by Apple is all about using just one hand. However, it must be noted that bigger screens have become more popular and that will be a factor in the iPhone going forward.
If Apple wants to compete directly with Samsung and other rivals with bigger screens then the time to do so is in 2013 otherwise they will fall even further behind the South Korea based electronics giant in market share.
Over the past seven months, the Galaxy S III has sold over 40 million units and is currently averaging more than 190,000 new phones sold per day. Most analysts feel Apple will report it has sold 47 to 49 million iPhones during the quarter that ended December 31.
However, it has been reported that orders have been cut by Apple to about 50% of their original ordering because of less demand and more competition. For many, that is the reason Apple has decided to compete directly with the larger screen smartphones.
Apple will report earnings on Wednesday and could give some indication of its plans for 2013.