There is a rumor hinting at the idea of an early release date of the iPhone 6. Writer, Mark Gurman of 9 to 5 Mac stated CEO, Tim Cook, released a pretty lengthy memo to employees this morning. Apple Inc has much good cheer to spread. Between the raving success of the iPhone 5S and the recently inked China deal, the company is looking to grow its good fortune into 2014. In the memo, Cook states Apple has some “big plans that we think customers are going to love.” Perhaps, the majority of tech outlets are reading into “big” excessively, but its use causes brows to raise. Could this be the initiative step to
introducing the iPhone 6, equipped with a larger screen? Unnamed sources are nodding yes.
In times past, it was the genius of Steve Jobs to put Mac on the computing map. He had a list of critics who had plenty to offer about the price point of his machines to the design. While Jobs was the innovative mind behind Apple, there was one aspect he was firmly against: big screens. He believed consumers would not be interested in purchasing a phone they could barely hold. Many ponder if Jobs’ initial impression would had changed. After all, Samsung proves big is in. The Galaxy S 4 sports a 5-inch display and its sales continue to skyrocket beyond its previously reported number of $40 million. There is definitely something commanding about larger screens.
Cook is seeing a change in the way consumers are using their phones and iPads and Apple Inc knows it may be high time to join the arena. There were rumors throughout 2013 if perhaps the Cupertino based firm was losing its innovative touch. Cook is an excellent business man, but he is not the creative prodigy Jobs was. With the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S – millions of consumers loved the color difference in the newest generation, the incredible processor, but many wanted something more. The iPhone 5C resulted in being nothing more than the iPhone 5, touched in plastic. Could Apple Inc and Cook hint at the suggestion of a “big” phone, to fulfill consumer demands?
Recently, an article was posted – see the end of this story for that link – that discussed the prospect of Apple Inc releasing an iPad that would sport a 12.9-inch screen. Comments indicated a sense of welcoming a screen that size. Realtors, teachers, artists and business executives could utilize the bigger screen for clients and work. Now the iPhone 6 is rumored to also come in a “bigger” size. Rumors suggest since Apple inked the deal with China, the market may be demanding the bigger is better phone.
Sources suggest the iPhone 6 will be armed with the “20nm processor” manufactured by TSMC. Of course this can also create a problem for developers who need to reconfigure iOS 7 to adapt to these rumored screen increases. In the basket of rumors for the iPhone 6, reports are surfacing a rumored retina scanner may be equipped on the newest generation phone. That would replace the Touch ID and truly mark Apple Inc back as the innovative company.
Previously, reports and rumors indicated the iPhone 6 may see a release late in 2014, Cook’s memo and unnamed sources close to the company are now hinting at a never before, May 2014 release. This reported rumor comes on the tail-end of the China deal, making many to believe Apple is looking to rush the release to meet the demands of the Asian market.
Currently, speculation and rumor is all that is available for avid consumers. Introducing “phablet” style phones and larger than life iPads, would mark an evolutionary change within Apple’s walls. Jobs secured iPhone and iPad as a household name – what would his thoughts be on the increasing screen sizes rumored for release? Cook’s memo indicates “big” things are coming to Apple to benefit consumers. Could the iPhone 6 release come sooner than expected? Some indicate two versions may appear in 2014, one with a curved screen, another with a large screen. The world of Apple is seemingly changing. What are your thoughts on these possible changes?