5-inch iPhone reportedly won’t hit shelves until 2014

Eric Abent - Jan 22, 2013, 6:19pm CST
5-inch iPhone reportedly won’t hit shelves until 2014

We’ve been hearing rumors of the next iPhone for weeks now, with all kinds of different specs and models rumored for the device. One of these rumors pegged the next iPhone with a 5-inch screen and seemed at least relatively easy to believe. That rumor came from DigiTimes, but today the site is going back on what it previously said – according to the most recent word from sources, there won’t be a 5-inch iPhone in 2013.

That doesn’t mean there won’t be a 5-inch iPhone at all, however. DigiTimes is now saying that while it’s in development, the 5-inch iPhone won’t be launching until sometime in 2014. Why the delay? Apparently, there are some production issues with the new 5-inch panels, meaning that Apple has decided to hold off while those problems get sorted out.

Meanwhile, this new report claims that Apple will launch two different iPhones this year, with both sporting 4-inch displays and in-cell touch panels. Whether or not there’s any truth to this is up in the air – though DigiTimes has been right in the past, this backtrack probably doesn’t do much for confidence in its reports. We’ll just have to wait and see if this rumor – or any of them, for that matter – turn out to be true.

In other news, today we heard that Apple might be on track to have record-setting sales for the iPhone in Q1 2013. If that’s true and Apple really does release two new iPhone models this year like all the rumors are saying, then 2013 should be a pretty exciting year for fans of the company. Stay tuned.

[via CNET]

Must Read Bits & Bytes