News on Apple’s yet-to-be-released iPhone 5S has been scant, but got a big boost today from Brian White at Topeka Capital. White reports that Apple could release a new iPhone with multiple screen sizes.
“After our meeting with a tech-supply chain company, we walked away with the view that Apple will release the iPhone 5S in at least two screen sizes this summer and possibly three,” said White. He’s on the seventh day of a tour of technology suppliers in China and Taiwan.
Prior to White’s surmise, the only news about the iPhone had been that Apple was working on an iPhone 5S which would be just like the iPhone 5, except with a bump in performance.
Compared to handsets released by HTC and Samsung, the iPhone’s screen pales in comparison. It made it taller last year, expanding the screen to 4-inches, up from 3.5-inches, but that may not be enough for some users, especially considering their competitors are making phones with 5-inch, and 4.7-inch screens.
“Essentially, we believe Apple is coming around to the fact that one size per iPhone release does not work for everyone and offering consumers an option has the potential to expand the Company’s market share,” writes White.
The new two or three different size options would follow Apple’s blueprint with other devices, including the iPad, which comes in two different sizes, and the MacBook, which comes in three sizes.
No word yet from Apple, which has been typically mum on the release.