Would you buy an iPhone Phablet? Apple’s icon may enlarge to 5.7-inches

June 13, 2013
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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.

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