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6-inch iPhone could arrive in May, report

December 24, 2013 at 1:06 am | News Desk


Washington: As Samsung is eyeing to introduce its flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5, Apple is making its way to introduce iPhone 6 but now report claims that it will be revealed as early as May.

According to Digitimes, Apple’s got a larger iPhone in the works, the 6-inch one we’ve already head about and it’s scheduled for launch in May 2014. Yup, that’s just over four months away.

The same source also says that the handset will have a 20-nanometer processor built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

If this is legit, then that release date means we’re most likely not looking at the iPhone 6 here but a new range of iPhone entirely. Sure, Apple pulled a fast one with the iPad 4, but considering this is a significantly more sizable phone it’s unlikely that it will replace the current flagship.

The same report also states that Apple will release a 12.9-inch iPad “targeting North America’s educational market” in October, which we’ll go ahead and assume is the very same iPad Pro we’ve been hearing about.

However it does conflict with the previous iPad Pro release date rumor of “sometime early next year” that we heard just a few weeks ago.

Apparently the tablet, said to be manufactured by Quanta Computer, was to have either a 12.9-inch or 13.3-inch panel but the sources say that Apple is now more in favor of the smaller option.

Digitimes added that the “sources speculated” that, given the size, the larger iPad is “being considered as a substitute” to the 11-inch MacBook Air, meaning we could expect this to be one powerful super-sized tablet.

Again, replacing the standard iPad Air seems unlikely, so we’d expect the Pro to come in as a third product line in Apple’s iPad category.

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