leaked slidesWe’re sure many have heard the rumors that Apple is planning on releasing a larger iPhone later this year, but why? Is it just Apple reacting to the market? After all Apple has not been known to play by the rules and as we can see in previous iPhones, Apple has stuck to their guns and kept to a 3.5 to 4.0 inch display in the face of 4 to 6.3 inch Android devices.

Recently we reported that Apple’s sales team had expressed concern over the competition and now thanks to recently leaked slides from the Apple versus Samsung trial, it shows that Apple is truly concerned about the competition.

The slides, which apparently dates back to April 2013 for 2014’s planning, suggests that Apple could start losing out as growth is happening in the sub-$300 market, as well as in the market where there is demand for phones with displays bigger than 4-inches.

There is even a slide which is labeled “Consumers want what we don’t have”, and showed more charts on where the growth in the smartphone market is currently taking place. Of course none of this is evidence that Apple is planning on releasing a larger iPhone, but why would Apple bother creating such slides and expressing their concerns if they had no plans on doing something about it, right?

What do you guys think? Are these slides an indication that a larger iPhone will be gracing the shelves later this year?

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