8 January 2013Digitimes:
Some sources claimed that they have seen the sample of the low-cost iPhone, which will come with a larger display, meeting the prevailing trend for the adoption of 5-inch displays for high-end models. They added that the low-priced iPhone will also have a brand new exterior design.
This sentence doesn’t make any sense. The cheap iPhone is apparently going to compete with premium Android models by having a larger screen.
They are different markets entirely. Their logic makes no sense. I’m not saying a cheaper iPhone isn’t coming, but I question the combination of ‘cheap and large-screen’.
Of course, this is completely forgetting the fact that it is doubtful Apple will change the screen size of the iPhone lineup for a long time anyway. In the life of the iPhone, they have changed the screen size once. Their conservatism in this area1 directly contradicts this latest report from Digitimes.
1 This stance directly contributes to the app ecosystem, as it reduces the work developers have to do dramatically.