It was recently reported that Apple is testing a number of iPhone prototypes internally with varying display sizes up to a massive six inches, which effectively pushes the iPhone into the phablet category. Some don’t expect Apple to go that high, they believe that the company would hover around 5 inches for its next iPhone. The infamous Jefferies analyst Peter Misek predicts that the iPhone 6 display size is going to be 4.8 inches. He makes the prediction in a note to investors after meeting with Apple’s suppliers, who are primarily based in Asia.
Ever since the original iPhone was released back in 2007, Apple stuck with a 3.5 inch display. It bumped the display upto 4 inches when the iPhone 5 was released last year and the same size has been retained for iPhone 5s, which was released last month. All rumors that we’ve heard up till now predict that the next iPhone is going to come with a larger display, and if the 4.8 inch size is to be believed, it is going to be the biggest jump in display size Apple has ever made in the history of the iPhone. The market for smartphones with larger displays definitely exists, nearly 50 percent of all smartphones that were shipped in the previous quarter had displays larger than 4 inches. The demand is there, all Apple needs to do is adapt. It hasn’t said if and when it will do that, so those waiting for an iPhone with a larger display will just have to wait and watch.