Monday, January 21st, 2013
We advise you to take this rumor with a grain of salt as it is kind of unlikely. Reports indicate that Apple is working on three iPhone models for this year – and that includes the iPhone 5’s successor & the rumored 4.8-inch model.
There are supposed models to be launched by June – an upgrade to the iPhone 5 (presumably the iPhone 5S) & the iPhone Math. We are not sure where “Math” came from as it is indicated that it could only be a codename or a mistranslation; after all, it doesn’t fit with Apple’s naming scheme. Both models are expected to have 8 megapixel cameras.
The third model, on the other hand, is expected to pack an upgraded 12 megapixel sensor. There were no other news on this model except that it will launch near December.
Apple’s suppliers are reported to be already on the move and the aforementioned iPhones are rumored to be nearing production.
A lot of speculation has been made already regarding the next iPhone – and that includes the iPhone Mini as well. To be honest, it’s hard to make sense of all these non-cohesive rumors. If it is indeed true that Apple is working on a 4.8-inch iPhone to compete with the Android flagships, there is going to be quite some cannibalization again on Apple’s own products.
This is a very crucial year for Apple. They are going to lose their competitive advantages if they don’t play their cards right in fighting this war with the other companies. What do you think? Would a 4.8-inch iPhone do the trick?