While everybody is busy reading rumors of the next iPhone 5S or 5C, I’m thinking of the iPhones beyond those. The idea came up that Apple could introduce another iPhone form factor at a special media event next year around march. Here is why.
I expect that 90% of customers will be satisfied with the current iPhone pipeline. But there is a 10% of customers who are leaving the ecosystem because of the lack of bigger screen iPhones. Bigger screens smartphone are generally high end device and I expect Apple to try lure back these customers.
I expect Apple to introduce a device with a bigger screen but with the same screen resolution in order to keep software developers happy. The downside of this would be the reduced screen’s DPI. But, as bigger screen devices tend to be held further away from the eyes, I expect this to be a small issue.
Finally, introducing this device in the first quarter of 2014 would help keep the momentum for Apple by disrupting expectations from the press.
So what do you think? Does this hold up in your mind too?