Apple is reportedly seeking to “meet the prevailing trend for […] 5-inch displays”
If I had a dime for every DigiTimes report citing its industry sources on the hottest circulating Apple rumor I’d be blogging this from a solid gold keyboard.That’s not to say the trade publication hasn’t been reliable in the past. It’s just that most rumors dished out by the Taiwanese site seem to take on a strange spin at times.
Take for instance today’s “iPhone-for-emerging-markets” report. In typical fashion, the site states, “Apple will roll out a low-cost version of the iPhone for China and other emerging markets in the second half of 2013,” followed by the all-too-familiar “according to supply-chain sources.” So far so good.
However, some of these sources have allegedly seen a sample of the low-cost iPhone, which (hear this) “will come with a larger display, meeting the prevailing trend for the adoption of 5-inch displays for high-end models.”
The same sources also said that the phone would have “a brand new exterior design.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m having a really hard time picturing Apple charging fewer dollars for a brand-spanking new iPhone with a bigger display and a redesigned chassis.