A week ago we reported that according to rumors, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 could be seeing a launch in 2013. The iPhone 5S (or whatever it’s going to be called) is more or less a certainty given Apple’s track record, but two phones in a year? That seems like a stretch and very unlike Apple, although given that Apple launched the iPad 4 less than a year after the iPad 3, we guess it’s hard to say what Apple’s thinking. However according to a recent report released by Peter Misek, an analyst at Jefferies, he claims that the iPhone 6 with a 4.8” display will only see a release in 2014, suggesting that it would miss its supposed 2013 schedule due to possible production problems with regards to its display. His report says, “We think in- cell is having difficulty ramping to 4.8”, which is making Apple look at switching to on-cell (a different integrated touchscreen technology) and OLED (despite Apple’s suppliers being well behind Samsung in their OLED capabilities) or IGZO.”
It should be noted that Misek does not exactly have the best track record when it comes to predicting future moves made by Apple, although to his credit he did predict that the iPhone will be arriving on Sprint and T-Mobile back in 2011. In any case what do you guys think? Will 2014 be too late for Apple to join the big screen market? After all Android competitors like HTC, Sony, Samsung, and LG have phablets that are sized at least 5”, so a 4.8” display in 2014 seems a bit slow, don’t you think? Either way we won’t read too much into this prediction, but let us know what you guys think in the comments below!