About a month ago, the American analyst, Peter Misek, claimed that the next iPhone will be released in June or July and will come in 6-8 different colors. Now it’s time for another American analyst, Brian White, to come up with some similar predictions.
According to White, it is not just new colors, but also more screen sizes, reports Business Insider.An “iPhone Mini” with a small screen could achieve great success in countries such as China and India. Meanwhile, a larger iPhone with a screen of up to 5 inches would be able to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung Galaxy Note II in the U.S. and Europe.
However, what speaks against White’s reasoning is the risk of further fragmentation. There are already two different screen sizes for the uphone (4 and 3.5 inches) and two for iPad and iPad Mini (9.7 and 7.9 inches).
This is what White said about different screen sizes:
“Our checks are also indicating that the next iPhone will offer customers more choice in terms of screen size. Although Apple offers a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and a 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the Company has never offered multiple screen sizes for a single model.
We believe this is about to change with the next iPhone offering different screen sizes that we believe will allow Apple to better bifurcate the market and expand its reach. This eventually opens up the possibility for a lower-priced iPhone (i.e., iPhone mini) with a smaller screen size that could allow Apple to further penetrate markets such as China and open up opportunities in India.
At the same time, Apple could unveil a larger screen size compared to the recently updated 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5. Clearly, there are many smartphone models that are now larger than 4 inches and even some bigger than five inches on the market.”
Although it has been close to four months since the launch of iPhone 5, there are still lots of apps that has not yet been adapted for its 4 inches screen. In this situation, to include more screen sizes, which force developers to adapt their apps, does not sound very reasonable.