iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 spotted at Apple suppliers, both to launch this year - report

A source from China claims that the iPhone 5S will resemble the iPhone 5, while the iPhone 6 sports a 5in screen

iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 have reportedly been spotted at Apple's suppliers by a source who claims that both smartphones will launch this year.

Chinese site Laoyaoba.com cites a source who claims that the iPhone 5S looks much like the iPhone 5, but that the iPhone 6 has a 5in screen and is also thinner and lighter.

Reports that Apple is working on a larger iPhone first came to light in January, when China Times claimed that an 'iPhone math' with a 4.8in iPhone would launch this year. It's believed that the name 'iPhone math' is a mistranslation from 'iPhone plus'.

Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes has said that Apple needs to launch a bigger iPhone, which he has dubbed an 'iPhablet, because he expects the larger phone market to dominate smartphone shipment growth into 2015.

Reitzes believes that Apple will launch an iPhone 5S towards the middle of 2013, as well as a low-cost iPhone for emerging markets. He doesn't expect the bigger iPhone to launch until the last quarter of 2013, or the beginning of 2014.

In January, photographs of alleged leaked iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 parts surfaced online, also hinting that Apple is working on two iPhones for launch this year.

[Via BrightWire]

See also:

iPhone 6 to have 5G WiFi chip?

iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending 1 February

Is this what Apple's iPhone 6 will look like?

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Appleconsumer electronicssmartphoneshardware systemsiPhonetabletsCapitaiPad

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ashleigh Allsopp

Macworld U.K.
Show Comments

Essentials

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?