It’s only the 2nd day of the new year and we’ve already – seemingly – stumbled upon what is likely to be the consistent rumor of 2013. Yet another industry analyst has stated we are are to see an iPhone 5S launch in June. However, it’s not going to follow the pattern of previous launches. In the past, Apple has generally only released on new device, made it available in three storage capacities and two colors: white and black.
If Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets is right, we’ll not only see a variety of color options available at launch, but we’ll also see two different sizes.
“Although Apple offers a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and a 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the Company has never offered multiple screen sizes for a single model. We believe this is about to change with the next iPhone offering different screen sizes that we believe will allow Apple to better bifurcate the market and expand its reach.”
The more I read analysts’ predictions for new Apple products, the more I laugh. They just don’t get Apple. Why would Apple make two different sized iPhone 5S models? It does fall back on the old rumor of creating a more cost-efficient iPhone, which has never gained any confidence from me. But I’m happy to entertain the thoughts of an analyst every now and then. Even if it’s so that he’s held to account when Apple proves him wrong. Which they inevitably almost always do.
That said, I’ll happily go along with the multi-color idea. I think the iPhone lineup needs a little coat of paint.
What do you think? Do we need a 3.5″ version of the iPhone 5/5S? What would it offer over a 4/4S?