While Apple set the standard for smartphone and tablets sizes, the possibility of a mid-sized device may be coming to Apple soon.
Apple is reportedly exploring larger screen sizes for its iPhone models in 2014, according to Reuters reports. The devices may come with 4.7-inch and 5.7 inch screens.
There has been much speculation that Apple is planning for a cheaper iPhone. Now it sounds like Apple aims to go into phablet territory, a term for giant smartphones over 5-inches that may as well be tablets.
It certainly makes sense for Apple to release a 4.7-inch iPhone, since that’s pretty much the standard size for Android smartphone screens these days, says VentureBeat's Devindra Hardawar.
"But the prospect of a 5.7-inch iPhone is a bit more surprising, especially after Apple has held strong with its smaller-than-the-competition iPhone screens over the past few years," she notes.
Recent research shows that consumers want both iPhones and phablets , so Apple may have another winner on its hands if it expands its lineup.