Mar 22 2014, 8:24am CDT | by Bijon Kumar Pramanik
Apple Balla reports that the new iPhone will have a drastic change. The design has changed plenty over the years, but many people want something more substantial. If the reports from Taiwan can be believed, there is a significant change coming this year to the iPhone line.
The first change that is being speculated is that the larger screened iPhones will finally see the light of day. According to the report, a 4.7 and 5.6 inch display models with both be available in the next year. Interestingly, the report also says that they will use Gorilla Glass and not the new sapphire screens that Apple is going to be producing at their Arizona factory. Despite their efforts to produce as many sapphire screens as possible it seems that the iWatch might be sucking many of them out of the production line, giving credit to this rumor.
The other thing that seems much more unlikely is the refusal of Apple to call the larger screen an iPhone. They are considering it an experimental product, they say, and won’t use the traditional naming structure that most people are used to. This would be out of line with the conformity, clean product line that Apple has stuck to, making this seem out of line for them.
The first of these is very likely. A larger iPhone seems inevitable, and this might finally be the time that we see it. If the rumors can be trusted, this will be a very big year for Apple. Between a larger iPhone and a new iWatch, Apple will be able to completely dominate several parts of the market and make sure that they stay on top. We’ll have to wait on official announcements to know for sure, though.
Bijon Kumar Pramanik
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.
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