Apple is apparently going to cave into user demands and make a larger iPhone 6 screen, expanding the rather small screen to 4.8-inches to compete with some high-end Android smartphones, including the Moto X, Galaxy S4 and HTC One.
This has been reported on quite a bit since the iPhone 5S release and now Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek has said supply chain sources have told him about new screen sizes for the iPhone 6.
From the $450 value Misek previously had on Apple, he has upped it to $600 and told investors they should buy Apple stock now, while it is still low. He has two reasons for this, Apple is buying components at a cheaper price and the 4.8-inch iPhone 6.
This is a move expected by Apple, who have said 2014 will be the year of innovation for the company. Cupertino has not had a standout product launch since the iPad in 2011, leading some to believe Apple has lost their innovative spark since Steve Jobs death.
With the iPhone 6 expected to launch around the same time as the iPhone 5S and Apple adding the new 12.7-inch iPad, redesigned Mac Pro and revealing the iWatch to their large line of products, it could be a successful year for Cupertino.
The problem with iOS is the movement from one smartphone size to another seems to be terrible for developers, who have to cater to the size redesign. We still see some apps like Reddit without the redesigned four inch screen size, giving the black impressions.
This is the polar opposite of what can be achieved on Android, with developers creating apps for dozens of different sized smartphones with different resolutions without any problems.
We will have to wait and see if Apple adds some way for developers on xCode to add multiple sizes for different users, for all we know Apple could be testing out more than one size change and may want to keep both the 3.5-inch and 4-inch size model.