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.