Another day, another report about Apple’s 2014 iPhone plans. So far the company hasn’t said exactly when its new smartphones are going to be unveiled, and if its going to launch two this year as well. We only have rumors to go on at this point in time. Today, Nikkei reports that Apple may release its new iPhones as early as September. Once again, two larger screen sizes are rumored.
There have been countless rumors in favor of larger screen sizes. Apparently the company has locked 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays for its next iPhone lineup. Some believe that its high time Apple went down this road, given the fact that almost all of its rivals have taken to large displays right now. The market has certainly made its preference for larger screens evident.
The report claims that Apple’s suppliers have already started making components for the new iPhones, such as the fingerprint sensors and chips for liquid-crystal drivers. Sharp is reportedly going to begin mass production of LCD panels in the April-June quarter at its Kameyama factory as well as at other facilities. The display is expected to offer “significantly higher” resolution than existing models, and LG is believed to have been tapped for displays as well.
September actually sits in the traditional time frame that Apple has stuck to for the past few years. It usually announces new iPhones around September, so it won’t really come as a surprise if it decides to do the same this year as well.