Apple planning biggest ever iPhone, says Bloomberg

Apple's Short Interest Rises 7 Million Shares, but Does It Matter?

Apple's Short Interest Rises 7 Million Shares, but Does It Matter?

The larger handset will feature a 6.5-inch, 1242x2688 screen - making it Apple's biggest ever iPhone. Global smartphone sales were down 0.1 percent previous year, according to research firm IDC, with Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expanding shipments only 1.9 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively.

Now, with Apple possibly launching the biggest ever iPhone yet, the screen size war could become more intense at a time when companies are looking to offer new functionalities in the nearly saturated market.

The big iPhone X with a 6.5-inch display will sport a resolution of 2688×1242 pixels. Then in 2017, Apple used a almost identical design yet again for the fourth time on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Apple has gotten into the habit of releasing new iPhones that look just like its old iPhones. It is expected the phablet-style iPhone will also benefit from the multitasking functionality and split-screen features that are available on the iPad. Apparently, a cheaper version of the iPhone X is going to be released too with all the features intact. The only downside for me so far is that it seems like Apple will be dropping Touch ID completely in favor of Face ID built into the display notch. This is definitely our favorite design, though Apple could be more inclined to use a design similar to the current silver iPhone X, which actually has a white back.

Apple is also preparing an update to the regular-sized iPhone X, the sources said.

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Apple will reportedly offer three versions of its iPhone when it announces its new lineup later this year, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Industry expert Gene Munster said, "When you have a measurable upgrade in screen size, people go to update their phone in droves. We saw that with iPhone 6, and we think this is setting up to be a similar step up in growth", he said.

Bloomberg cites markets in Europe and Asia "where business people routinely visit multiple countries", although the adoption of pan-European roaming has pretty much put the kibosh on SIM swapping for residents and many travellers.

"That market has many single-device consumers, and they love big phones".

DJ Koh, Samsung's president of IT and mobile communications, said the most important function of a phone today was "visual communication", and the Galaxy S9 had been designed for the visual and social generation.

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