Analyst calls for Apple to release larger iPhone 6 next summer

By , Oct 26, 2013

iPhone 5.7 (T3 magazine concept teaser 001)

Gene Munster is out this weekend with an earnings preview for Apple, which is slated to announce its Q4 financials on Monday. The Piper Jaffary analyst sees the company reporting big numbers, and has them at a $640 price target.

But perhaps more interesting in Munster’s note is that he says he expects the iPhone 6 to be out next summer—months before the now-usual September refresh. He thinks it’ll feature a larger display, and is going to be a “blockbuster.”

BusinessInsider has the note:

“But even more important than the 5S, says Munster, is the iPhone 6, which he expects to be out in the Summer, sooner than expected. The 6 is going to have a bigger screen, and Munster thinks it’s going to be a “blockbuster.”

Enthusiasm about the iPhone 6 should more than offset any concern about 5S sales inevitably slowing, says Munster.”

In addition to a larger iPhone, Munster is also calling for an iWatch next year. He believes Apple is currently working on a wearable electronic device, possibly a wristwatch, that will seamlessly pair with other iOS devices for convenience.

iwatch concept ios 7iWatch concept by Thomas Bogner

It’s worth noting that Gene Munster is the same guy that has been beating the proverbial ‘iTV drum’ for more than 2 years now, with zero results. The analyst has, on several occasions, wrongly predicted the arrival of a full-size Apple TV set.

That being said, outside of his crazy ‘summertime’ launch date, his iWatch and iPhone predictions line up with a number of recent reports. The Wall Street Journal, DisplaySearch and other credible outlets have made similar forecasts.

Despite the fact that Apple is having a huge fall, its 2014 is shaping up to be even bigger. In addition to an iWatch and larger iPhone, the company is also expected to unveil all-new Apple TV hardware, and possibly a larger 13-inch iPad.

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  • http://boyangeorgiev.tumblr.com/ Boyan Georgiev

    Nope

  • Tommy Gumbs

    Gene “mustard” is a joke. As for a larger phone, most people who follow iphone most likely have already figured it out.

    • Maxim∑

      Yeah we don’t need a analyst to tell us what we already know.

      This is the same guy who said iTV would come out every year since 2012

      • Tommy Gumbs

        Yup. His iTv reports. Haha

        This is also the same guy that stands outside 1 Apple store, interviews 20 fricken people about something very irrelevant, and every blog writes a story about it. Come on!!!!!

    • n0ahcruz3

      Gene munster is an Apple bull, he’ll say things that are most likely not to happen and over exaggerate stuff to jack up AAPL stock price. So take everything he says with a grain of salt. His track record is bad.

  • chumawumba

    Yeah becasue analysts are always right.

  • illK†Δ

    Iphone with bigger screen
    iwatch just like that one
    Ill buy both :D

    • Palmer Paul

      That iWatch prototype has many design flaws, the biggest being that its oriented incorrectly to be worn on your wrist AND used (which is really the whole point of any watch…)

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Oh yeah! Never thought about that! The mockup in this post looks Appleish. But the useability turns out yo be a big no.

      • jocastro

        The iwatch isn’t a prototype.. its just a concept..

      • Palmer Paul

        Whoops…meant concept…my bad

  • Taf Khan

    iPhone 6 with 5inch ish screen and igzo display please apple.. .

    • Matthew Cooper

      +1

      • Tray

        +1

      • Maxim∑

        =2

  • n0ahcruz3

    I say not larger than 5″ with igzo display. And please dont make it more taller! My 2 concern about the next iphone, larger screen & longer battery life! Atleast 15+ hours. If apple manage to accomplish that feat, i will be a happy camper.

    • http://overreviewtech.blogspot.com/ Sergey Karchmit

      Until the next phones have something else.

      • n0ahcruz3

        We all know other phones have lots of features that apple dont offer but those concerns that ive mention is lacking in the current iphone, thus preventing me from buying the new iphone.

  • Moayad

    Really next summer?? We already know that and they better do, otherwise they will loss their iPhone customers

    • Saeed Ghattas

      No they won’t

    • John

      On what planet do you think Apple will lose it’s iphone customers because they release an iPhone 2-3 months later the what YOU want?

      What evidence do you have of this occurring?
      You’ve either not been following Apple a long time or you’re speaking rubbish.

      • Moayad

        First of all, If you ask about the planet it is earth, socond of all, if you think the comment is rubbish then you are.

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Let the display ‘size wars’ commence!

  • Tom Brady

    If they come out with a phone in the summer I’ll be pissed

  • Malay Mody

    Don’t analysts predict this same thing every year? (summer launch and bigger screen)

  • El Arqui Tecto

    Genius

  • Markus Hudobnik

    5 inch max. 4.5 is the sweet spot I think, though.

  • Dark Forest

    You wanna large screean then buy Android :)

    • Jerk Face

      Options are like assholes, everyone has one and some of them smell like shit.

      • John

        Strangely enough, he’s actually NOT wrong.
        If you want to buy a phone which is 6″ then you HAVE to buy an Android. You cannot fault his comment because what he said is 100% correct……so what’s the point of your reply?

      • Jerk Face

        I’m looking at it at a different way. Is he correct, yes.”, but only if you are being literal. I replied to the comment as if he were just another diehard apple user who thinks the screen size is perfect for him and everyone else.

  • blastingbigairs

    Now that my friends, will be when I upgrade my iPhone 5!!! Can’t wait.

    • Girish

      same like u ;)
      waiting for ip6 with larger screen to ugrade my ip5
      i think 5″ is too much,,
      4.8″ is nicee

  • Craig Wayman

    Not this guy, I HATEEEEE BIG PHONES!!!!! If they go to a big phone I am going with that new Sony Xperia Z1F. Check out the specs on that… And it is only 4.3 inches. I like a phone to be portable…. FITS IN MY POCKET! I don’t need it sitting on a table, counter, at a bar then i leave it there. Needs to be in my pocket. That’s what tablets are for if you want a bigger screen!

    • BoardDWorld

      It can expand to a 4.5″ or slightly bigger without being physically much bigger.

    • blastingbigairs

      They’ll likely have two sizes like Samsung has the Note and the S models. Choices bro, it’s what makes America great. I hear ya though :)

      • John

        Being non-American I reaaaaally want to pick apart the arrogance portrayed in your reply by reminding you that there’s more then one country in the world and the world doesn’t revolve around America…..but then I’m reminded that Apple is subtlety and not so subtly shoving the fact that they are red, white and blue down our throats and it annoys me a little

        That’s all.

      • Tom Brady

        Kick rocks. Where are you from anyways, Mr. AntiAmerica

      • John

        Where did I say I was anti-American? I said I was non American, big difference.

      • blastingbigairs

        No arrogance intended guy. This blog was actually started by a Frenchman, whom is a very good friend of mine by the way, so quit being such a sensitive penis and get over yourself. If you don’t like the red, white, and blue, then go find another blog written in your own country, but I bet it won’t even come close to being as good as this one. And yea, that right there is me being arrogant. Cheers!

      • Jerk Face

        Apple is an American company. Go choke on a bag of dicks.

  • H5ire

    Now i think apple really have to “Think Different” on screen size.!! :)

  • JulianZH

    no fit on hand no want

  • John

    I don’t know what 6″ this clown is holding in his hand but come next year, it definitely won’t be an iPhone!

    If they do increase the size, it will be to 5″ I cannot imagine it going to 6″.
    An extra 1.5″ seems crazy.

  • leart za jmi

    For me the perfect size is 3.5 inches, like iphone 4/4s.
    Anything bigger is oriented to be a tablet, a phone should fit easily in pocket

    • Bob

      So you think the iPhone 5 screen is too big?

      • leart za jmi

        for me yes, it’s good to hold in hand but it’s a little taller to keep in pocket

      • blastingbigairs

        Do you wear skinny jeans with very shallow pockets??? I don’t get it?

      • leart za jmi

        what are skinny jeans?
        i wrote pocket in general

      • blastingbigairs

        Your jeans.

      • leart za jmi

        where did you get this photo, on your mirror?

      • blastingbigairs

        No, your profile pic on Facebook.

      • Bob

        lols!

        Thanks for the laugh guys.

      • leart za jmi

        you look very interested in mens pants, express yourself , come out

      • blastingbigairs

        Skinny jeans boy is funny, I must admit.

      • leart

        i think you have to admit many things, not just that, but we know now, dont worry, come out

      • blastingbigairs

        leart, your gay fantasies have no place on this blog. Go away and play now homo boy.

      • leart

        Hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
        I feel sorry for you

      • rafa benitez

        where can you put the shitty bigger screen iphone?? let me guess

      • blastingbigairs

        You’ll likely put yours in your purse I would guess.

      • RarestName

        I find the iPhone 5 to be as easy to handle as the iPhone 4/4S. In fact, it feels easier to handle.

        It could be due to the fact that it’s thinner than the iPhone 4/4S.

        Turns out that screen size doesn’t really matter here.

    • n0ahcruz3

      Some people prefer phablets.. In order for them not to carry another device eg. Tablets. The iphone used to be the best multimedia device because it has the biggest screen on a phone.

  • sz9ytd

    I think 4.5-4.8″ will be the perfect size for iphone6 with rear camera upgraded to 8MP. Battery life sustainable to 10-12hrs talk time.

  • Razick Rilshad

    Waiting for bigger screen and better battery life

  • chris125

    Well they have been calling for this for years now, so maybe it will finally happen.