With many investors already widely expecting Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to launch a larger iPhone this year, the iPhone 6, some concrete evidence in support of this idea may now be coming to light. Thanks to the latest patent trial between Apple and Samsung, there are a lot of internal company documents that are being made public as evidence. One exhibit is a fiscal 2014 planning slideshow from Apple, put together about a year ago, which suggests that consumers are demanding bigger, cheaper phones. In it, Apple explicitly recognizes that "consumers want what we don't have."
In this video from Tuesday's Tech Teardown, host Erin Kennedy and Motley Fool tech and telecom bureau chief Evan Niu discuss the newly released documents, and whether or not Apple really is acknowledging that the broader market is heading toward bigger and cheaper. Apple has historically been known for not following market forecasts or using focus groups to come up with product strategy, Evan looks at whether or not that may now be shifting.
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