Apple could debut a phablet this year, reports suggest, as the stars align for a plethora of iPhone iterations to land in 2013.
The device, purportedly and somewhat cryptically dubbed the iPhone Math, is said to sport a 4.8-inch screen, marking it out as the first-ever Apple device to blur the lines between a smartphone and a tablet, and eight-megapixel camera with lenses built by Largan Precision. Screen resolution and other specs are as yet unknown.
According to China Times, the iPhone Math owes its existence in part to the strong sales showing of Samsung’s game-changing Galaxy Note range, a third edition of which is expected later this year.
The phone is purportedly one of three iPhones – count ‘em, that’s three – on the way from Apple in the near(ish) future, including an nigh-on-certain update to the standard iPhone (informally named the iPhone 6) and much-less-concrete but much-prophesised iPhone mini.
Details about the iPhone 6 are thin on the ground. But rumours indicate it could come in a range of new colours, feature a 12-megapixel camera and sport a new, chattier version of the Siri voice commands app with improved conversation skills and extra functions.