Top Tech Stories: A Bigger iPhone
A bigger iPhone will result in a huge year for Apple. Whether it has curved glass, is priced at a premium over current iPhones or increases resolution beyond the current ‘Retina’ level, the iPhone 6 must include a bigger display. While the iPhone 5S remained at the same 4-inches as last year’s iPhone 5, consumers have demanded bigger and most flagship smartphones are now in the 5-inch range. Even the latest BlackBerry (BBRY) is a 5-incher!
Competing mobile operating systems are closing the usability gap with iOS. Not to mention the facts that Google (GOOG) Play is now the biggest app store and the iPhone is several years behind consumer tastes for display size. Android surpassed an 80% smartphone market share in 2013 and Windows Phone adoption grew 156% on the year.
With its advantages drying up, Apple can’t afford to ignore the ‘bigger is better’ smartphone movement in 2014. If it does release a bigger iPhone 6, it not only stands to regain its position as the must-have smartphone for 2014 — and the sales numbers that title represents — the company stands to benefit from the pent-up demand of iPhone owners who have skipped upgrading while waiting for something more the size of Samsung’s (SSNLF) Galaxy S4.