Foxconn: iPhone 6 to come in 4.7in and 5.7in flavours

Foxconn: iPhone 6 to come in 4.7in and 5.7in flavoursLast year, Apple broke with tradition and stunned the industry (yeah, my tongue is firmly planted in my cheek) by announcing not one but two spanking new iPhones simultaneously, namely the fingerprint scanner-rockin’ iPhone 5s, and the plastic-cased iPhone 5c.

According to insiders at Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, the Californians are set to go even crazier in 2014, announcing two new iPhones at bigger-than-iPhone-5s sizes.

That’s the story relayed by Chinese-language C Tech, with credit going to PunkPanda. G for Games, for one, seems convinced that these guys are usually spot on.

Bizarrely, credit goes to “Foxconn insiders”, who were speaking in an unofficial capacity at a New Year party. Er, sounds like someone had too much Taiwan Beer.

If – if - these guys are to be believed, the 2014 iPhone line-up will consist of a pair of chaps at 4.7in and 5.7in. Both would be a fair bit bigger than the 4in iPhone 5s, and the 5.7in chap in particular would be the same size as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

The Foxconn guys also mentioned “biometrics”. It’s not clear if that means an iPhone 5s-style fingerprint scanner, or something fancier like eye recognition.

In either case, things will become a whole lot clearer at the iPhone 6 launch, in a-bout eight months.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 4, 2014 at 12:40

4.7 with very very little bezel would be cool. But hey...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 4, 2014 at 12:45

4.7 with very very little bezel would be cool. But hey...
I wonder what happened to 3.5" being the perfect size for a phone's display? I can't imagine the average human hand has grown since 2007 (or 2011, if you want to go with Apple's most recent phone with a 3.5" display).

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 4, 2014 at 15:18

4.7 with very very little bezel would be cool. But hey...
I wonder what happened to 3.5" being the perfect size for a phone's display? I can't imagine the average human hand has grown since 2007 (or 2011, if you want to go with Apple's most recent phone with a 3.5" display).


True.
I find the 4-inch iPhone fine. On occasion (photo editing comes to mind) I'd like a bigger screen would seem like a good idea.
I'm not quite convinced by this rumour.

krogothnx  Jan. 6, 2014 at 00:27

I've said of before, but I wouldn't be interested in an iPhone until they released a larger one. The width of iPhones to date are just too small to be able to type with my hands.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 6, 2014 at 01:06

I've said of before, but I wouldn't be interested in an iPhone until they released a larger one. The width of iPhones to date are just too small to be able to type with my hands.
I couldn't agree more. After using a Note 2 for over a year, even the bigger 4" iPhones feel like scaled down toys.

A 5.7" iPhone would very interesting though, shame it'd also be massively overpriced.

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