The monster-sized 5.5-inch edition of the iPhone 6 will be more in demand than the more modest, 4.7-inch model when the handsets land in September, a poll suggests.
In a survey of 300 uSwitch Tech site users, 54 per cent said they’d rather have the hefty phablet edition of the iPhone 6 than the relatively small model, seemingly vindicating Apple CEO Tim Cook’s decision to embrace form factors that blur the boundaries between smartphones and tablets.
The result also suggests that iFans will once again shun budgetary concerns and make a beeline for the more costly model.
This was the case last year when the premium, metallic build iPhone 5S for months outsold the chaper iPhone 5C by a huge margin.
It’s thought that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could be about $100 more expensive than its smaller stablemate.
Given the strange exchange rate that seems to apply solely to Apple kit, that ought to equate to an increase of around £100 on this side of The Pond.
Steve Jobs previously enforced a policy of prioritising one-hand use with iPhones and shunning anything above four-inches for that reason, on the grounds that the owner could not reach the furthermost side of the screen.
As well as more screen to play with, both iPhone 6 variants are expected to feature a new, more rounded design, a more robust take on Touch ID’s fingerprint scanner and the latest iOS 8 version of Apple’s operating system.
The 5.5-inch iteration is thought to differ from the 4.7-inch option through more on-board storage, an improved camera and a more powerful processor.