Aching for a bigger iPhone? You may be in luck, because if The Wall Street Journal’s latest report is correct, Apple is planning to launch two iPhones with a larger screen this year.
According to the report, one bigger iPhone will have a 4.5-inch display, while the other will have a screen “bigger than 5 inches”.
Exact dates when these devices might hit the market are absent, but the 4.5-inch phone is reportedly near mass production, while the bigger device is still in “preliminary development.”
Contrary to a rumor we’ve heard in Nov. 2013, this report claims neither device will have a curved screen.
Both devices will be made of metal, and — the boldest claim in the report — Apple will stop producing plastic phones, such as the iPhone 5C.
Rumors have claimed that the iPhone 5C has not been selling well, but since Apple lumps all its iPhone sales into one big number, we don’t know whether they are true. Even if they are, giving up on the iPhone 5C one year after its inception would be uncharacteristic of Apple, which typically keeps an iPhone model in stores for two years or more.
By Stan Schroeder