Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) just released the iPhone 5s weeks ago, but analysts following the company have already moved on. Gene Munster, the Piper Jaffray analyst, is the latest to throw his hat into the rumor ring. In his latest report he projects that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will release a big screen iPhone 6 next year.
For months, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been the subject of rumors that it is going to increase the size of the iPhone screen. The company increased the size of the smartphone's display when it released the iPhone 5, but that wasn't enough for analysts. The iPhone 6 will need to match the 5 inch size of premium Android models, according to analysts. Munster says the company will do just that.
Apple big screen iPhone 6
Gene Munster made the comments in his earnings preview for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The company will report for its full financial year 2013 next Monday after the market closes. Munster said that the iPhone 6 is going to be a blockbuster on the back of its increased screen size. He says that he expects the new model to drop before September of 2014.
Munster had a couple of other Apple product predictions in the report. Munster takes time to discuss the iWatch. He thinks that rumors about the speculative device will buoy Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock until its release. Munster repeats the regular rumor that Apple is working on a full television set.
Does the iPhone 6 need a big screen?
Despite the pleas of analysts, there doesn't seem to be any real necessity for a bigger screen in the iPhone. The company's most recent launch was the biggest it has ever managed, and the iPhone 6 is an incredibly popular phone on the web, despite the fact that it's a fiction. Apple shoving a bigger screen into the iPhone 6 wouldn't exactly be called innovation, and the company has resisted the change thus far in favor of keeping margins high.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may follow that trend and release an iPhone 6 with a larger screen, and it may be a blockbuster like Gene Munster reckons. The sales figures from the iPhone 5s show that the company does not need a big screen iPhone, though it might be beneficial. If Apple can get the margins right on the iPhone 6, it might have a bigger screen.