Rumor: Apple may launch a bigger iPhone in May 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a leaked internal memo this week that the company had "big plans" for 2014 and one of them may be a bigger version of the iPhone. That's the latest rumor from the sometimes right, and sometimes wrong, Digitimes website.

The new report claims, via unnamed sources, that Apple is working to release a bigger iPhone for a planned launch in May 2014. Aside from mentioning that it will have a 20nm processor manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the article has no other details, including the specific size of this rumored larger phone.

The original iPhone was released in 2007 with a 3.5 inch touchscreen but it was not until 2012 that Apple offered a slightly larger 4 inch display for its iPhone 5. Meanwhile, many recent Android and Windows Phone devices have much bigger screens, including the recently released Nokia Lumia 1520 with its 6 inch display. Launching a new iPhone model in the spring of 2014, less than a year after the release of the iPhone 5S and 5C, would also be a tad unusual for Apple, which typically waits a year or more between new hardware revisions.

The same Digtimes article also repeats earlier rumors that Apple is working on a larger iPad with a screen size of around 13 inches or so. for a launch sometime in October 2014.

Source: Digitimes | iPhone 6 concept image via Nikola Cirkovic

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I think the lack of bezel on the sides and size looks cool, but I owned a Nexus 4 for a while and find the smaller iPhone 5s to be preferable is size. I'd have to see and hold this larger device in order to consider it. It would also have to be an iPhone 6 as well. I'd have little interest in just a larger version of the 5s.

If they change their layout to accommodate the same core OS but with a tablet/phone UI count me in, but if were talking about adding another row to the side and that's all, I can't do it. A bigger iPhone is needed no doubt.

Still finding iOS7 hilarious. Mother in law has an iPad and when I use it it's just awful gimmicky nonsense.

Compared the the Surface my Wife uses, the iPad feels like a toy. Similar impressions with an iPhone. Truly woeful OS design.

ROFLCOPTERS said,
Still finding iOS7 hilarious. Mother in law has an iPad and when I use it it's just awful gimmicky nonsense.

Compared the the Surface my Wife uses, the iPad feels like a toy. Similar impressions with an iPhone. Truly woeful OS design.

Actually I became to like iOS. I used to have a Lumia 800 but my work got me an iPhone to do some mobile development. At first I wasn't so crazy about it but in the end it is more functional than the Lunia I had. Construction wise though it can't compare to Nokia - already has 2 dents and the damn lumia had been dropped several times and didn't have a scratch on it...

Obry said,

Actually I became to like iOS. I used to have a Lumia 800 but my work got me an iPhone to do some mobile development. At first I wasn't so crazy about it but in the end it is more functional than the Lunia I had. Construction wise though it can't compare to Nokia - already has 2 dents and the damn lumia had been dropped several times and didn't have a scratch on it...

Dropping a nokia...lol.

You're more likely to damage the concrete it lands on.

And this is why I pay for 'Jump' on TMO. I only have had my 5S for over a week, but I am so ready for a bigger iPhone!

Well I guess that will be the next bone to throw . And all the masses will run out for a 1/2 in bigger screen . Wow what genius works there ? They must have a corporation full of Einstein 's

Yeah, but if the masses go crazy every time Apple simply decides to change the screen size, they don't need a genius, right? They're going to make massive profits regardless, and all other companies can do is just look on with envy.

But why do they need a genius in the first place if the masses are keeping them rolling in dough with every earth-shaking innovation of theirs such as a larger screen?

Ohh definitely they don't I just don't see what the draw is . I've owned iPads and mac puters and I'm not impressed with it ui I think its horrible , I guess I've always liked the windows ui more sarcasm than anything .

No edges on the concept? You wish.

You know what would be interesting? If Apple released a bigger phone before Microsoft released it's official RDP app for Windows Phone.

MorganX said,
No edges on the concept? You wish.

You know what would be interesting? If Apple released a bigger phone before Microsoft released it's official RDP app for Windows Phone.

I could see them doing an edgeless iPhone similar to the mockup and perhaps with a curved screen... That way they have a much larger looking screen without increasing the size of the body much.

Apple will probably increase the size of their phone, but I bet it will remain "petite" looking compared to the Android and WP flagship phones.

you know he made a typing mistake, right? you dont have to make fun of him

howerver, its a funny idea - apple releasing an ios table:

add simplicity to your kitche with iTable - the new table that will change your life -

cooking - why cook, when you can download a game app for cooking?!
eating - why eat, when you can download a "lose weight app"?!
sex on table - why have sex? you know thats cynical and should be censored and not allowed to be downloaded unless the user is 18 or above

John S. said,
I had no idea Samsung invented the table

it's good that apple didn't, anything with 4 legs would be a lawsuit waiting to happen!

It only makes sense if the company needs more room for new or powerful components. They shouldn't provide all sides for an Iphone. thats gonna be more confusion to consumers.

DrOmango said,
It only makes sense if the company needs more room for new or powerful components. They shouldn't provide all sides for an Iphone. thats gonna be more confusion to consumers.

There's always someone, everytime Apple gives a choice "They shouldn't, it's confusing".

If the specs are the same in the bigger phone, is the customer going to be confused by "Do I want a bigger screen or not?"

rippleman said,
i have seen this story 5 years in a row now...

If they run the same story every year, they can eventually claim "I told you all along!" although in fairness 2 years ago it became true with the iPhone 5.

bogas04 said,
With versions , we go bigger!

That is true for Android and not Apple. But iPhone may have lost the race of screen size and density to Android (or even WP8) manufacturers. Releasing 5S with same screen size 4" clearly indicated that Apple was being complacent.

I know several of my friends turned to Android because of bigger screens. I find a phablet actually stopping me in buying a tablet.