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Apple Rumored To Be Launching iPhone 5S and 5-inch iPhone 6 This Year

Earlier this year, Digitimes claimed its sources heard Apple is working on a bigger-screen iPhone for emerging markets. A couple days later, BrightWire said, citing Chinese sources, claimed a 5-inch iPhone called the iPhone Math is in the works. And now, the latter has reinforced its earlier post, citing another Chinese source and claiming it has seen the 5-inch iPhone named iPhone 6.

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What is interesting, though, is what the BrightWire and machine translations have said.

BrightWire says:


  • A source told Chinese mobile phone information site that he has seen the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 at Apple's suppliers. Both models may be released in 2013, according to the website's microblog on Thursday evening.
  • The source noted that the iPhone 5S resembles the iPhone 5, and the five-inch iPhone 6 is lighter and thinner.

Google translation of the source:

A buddy from the apple vendor to see will be released this year the iphone 5s and iphone iphone 5s iphone 5 is said to almost the iphone 6 changes, screen should be Wucun, than crazy five wider, longer, thinner , lighter, just people not to take pictures, otherwise everyone to share.

Considering the iPhone Math rumor, Digitimes and the hit-or-miss Taiwanese source, contradicted its bigger-screen iPhone rumors. They claimed, a couple days after the iPhone Math rumor kicked off, Apple is working two 4-inch iPhone releases for later this year.

We have confirmation a cheaper iPhone exists if we can believe the images posted by iLounge, a blog with a good track record when it comes to rumors. The 5-inch iPhone could make sense, but from my perspective, it's not for this year.

If you recall, during the earnings call on January 24 and hot on the heels of the iPhone Math rumor, Apple was asked whether it is working on the bigger-screen iPhone. Tim Cook's answer was simple: He said they picked the right screen size by going with a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5.

This could be considered a denial of the 5-inch iPhone Math rumor. Who wants a 5-inch iPhone anyway?

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