Claims that Apple will enter the phablet market this year with a super-sized iPhone are wide of the mark, sources cited by Taiwanese tech and business site claim.
Earlier this week, reports surfaced claiming that the next generation iPhone would be accompanied later this year by a sister device with a 4.8-inch screen aimed at taking on Samsung’s Galaxy Note range.
Not quite, it seems. According to Digitimes, while an Apple phablet is indeed in the product pipeline, in fact, it won’t land until next year.
However, the site continues to back long-time chatter that 2013 will see the introduction of a cheaper iPhone model aimed at the mid-range market, aka the fabled iPhone mini.
And although you can expect said phone to skimp on some specs in the name of keeping costs down, it seems that screen quality won’t be compromised, with both the iPhone mini and the refresh of the standard iPhone both purportedly set to feature the in-cell touch technology that the iPhone 5 uses.
The kit being variously dubbed the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 is also expected to house a 12-megapixel snapper and a more intuitive, more fully featured version of the Siri voice commands app.