Analysts say the craziest things. Whether it’s predicting an “iRing” accompaniment for a rumored iTV or that Apple will be a trillion dollar company, they have the tendency to be way off with their predictions at times.
This time around analyst, Brian White (the same guy who spoke about the iRing, and made the $1T statement) predicts that there will be at least two different sizes of iPhone 5S.
After our meeting with a tech-supply chain company, we walked away with the view that Apple will release the iPhone 5S in at least two screen sizes this summer and possibly three.
Essentially, we believe Apple is coming around to the fact that one size per iPhone release does not work for everyone and offering consumers an option has the potential to expand the Company’s market share.
As I’m sure you know by now, we don’t go along with every single spurious rumor that happens to find its way online, especially when they come from an analyst. The most obvious reason: when has Apple ever released an iOS product in two different sizes and called it the same thing? It doesn’t make sense to have a “5S” name that covers three devices. If there are indeed more iPhones, they’ll have names to suit their stature. Just look at the iPod and iPad lineups.
It’s probably clear by now that I’m not going with this.