Incredibly, I’m currently staring at a headline that reads: “Next iPhone Will Offer Bigger Screens”. THAT IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION. Well, if you’ve been in a coma for the past six months.
They’ll measure 4.7in and 5.5in, blah blah blah… The more interesting part of the story, for our money, is the notion of Apple ordering more iPhones for launch than ever before.
Credit goes to The Wall Street Journal, which in turn credits – you guessed it – anonymous “people familiar with the matter”.
They’re saying that Apple will order a whopping 70-80 million units of the iPhone 6 from its suppliers before the end of 2014.
To give that figure some context, the initial order for last year’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c was just (“just”, he says) 50-60 million.
Why the 33%(ish) rise? Well, Apple will finally be able to offer big-screen alternatives to its Android-based rivals. If you fancy a big phone right now i.e. anything larger than 4in, Apple simply cannot meet your needs.
And not forgetting Apple’s new parternship with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network, which started selling the iPhone last year. China likes a big phone, though - to be fair - it also likes a cheap phone, so we'll see how that pans out.
For what it’s worth, the sources say both models of the iPhone 6 will be metal and available in multiple colours, while the notion of the 5.5in model being problematic are reiterated.