Could This Apple Inc. iPhone 6 Rumor Actually Be True?

New research makes this once-crazy Apple iPhone 6 rumor actually seem possible.

Andrew Tonner
Andrew Tonner
Apr 30, 2014 at 2:00PM
Technology and Telecom

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock got a much-needed lift in the wake of the company's monster earnings blowout last week.

As Apple's most dominant performance in recent memory, the report certainly gave investors a lot to love. And from the looks of it, Apple could just be getting started.

In the months to come, Apple's product launch cycle is expected to begin, even possibly as early as Apple World Wide Developers Conference in June. Among its upcoming products should be a new iPad, an updated Apple TV, possibly an iWatch, and the highly anticipated iPhone 6. And in looking at the iPhone 6, a key recent rumor just became a whole lot more plausible this week.

Apple's screen size scramble
Some weeks ago, a rumor surfaced that Apple intends to produce both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes for the iPhone 6, which I promptly called into question

Fast-forward to today, a recent research post has suggested that a two-screen strategy for the iPhone 6 could make a lot of sense for Apple in key emerging markets like China. According to Kantar WorldPanel, some 40% of smartphones in China sold in March we're larger than 5-inch, suggesting a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could help drive even more sales growth for Apple's key financial driver.

In the video below, tech and telecom specialist Andrew Tonner analyzes this interesting news in greater detail.