Rumour Claims iPhone 5S and Larger 5-Inch iPhone 6 Coming in 2013


5-inch iPhone Mockup via iMore

According to a translation by BrightWire, a user on the Chinese micro blogging site Weibo claims his source has seen prototypes for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 at Apple’s suppliers, with the latter being a larger 5-inch model.

  • A source told Chinese mobile phone information site that he has seen the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 at Apple’s suppliers. Both models may be released in 2013, according to the website’s microblog on Thursday evening.
  • The source noted that the iPhone 5S resembles the iPhone 5, and the five-inch iPhone 6 is lighter and thinner.

The loose Google translation reads:

A buddy from the apple vendor to see will be released this year the iphone 5s and iphone iphone 5s iphone 5 is said to almost the iphone 6 changes, screen should be Wucun, than crazy five wider, longer, thinner , lighter, just people not to take pictures, otherwise everyone to share.

BrightWire originally kickstarted the rumours of the a larger smartphone from Apple dubbed the “iPhone Math” with a 5-inch display, set to launch by June of this year alongside the iPhone 5S. Even though common sense from a monkey would assume Apple would never use the name “iPhone Math”, BrightWire followed up to reaffirm their original report was not a translation error.

Other reports have also claimed Apple is working on a 4.7-inch iPhone prototype to compete with larger Android handsets.

Earlier iPhone rumours from Digitimes have claimed Apple would release two 4-inch iPhones this year. Other reports have cited Apple again is working on a cheaper iPhone constructed with a plastic rear housing to target emerging markets. Until we see actual prototypes and components leaked, these reports are nothing but speculation.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently reiterated during their Q1 2013 earnings call the company “picked the right one” by going with a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5, opposed to competitors which have continued to release larger smartphones beyond 4 inches.

Who wants a 5-inch iPhone 6?


  • SimOllik

    imo, anything over 4.5 is to big. I don’t want to have to choose between skinny pants or large smartphone. Instead, they should invest heavy in stretchable screens and making them a reality. imagine a “smartphone” turning into a full sized iPad. that would be amazing.
    iphones will replace ipads soon, my spidey senses are tingling.

  • Mark

    When I got my first smartphone 3Gs, the thing that concerned me the most was how big it was. Moving to a screen size like the iPhone 5 is doable for me, but even that added size is necessary. I’ve seen the big Samsung phones and they look weird and a little awkward in the hand’s of some people. A phone is a utility. It becomes impractical when it is made into something it wasn’t designed for. In other words, I don’t want to always be aware of the fact that I have a phone in my pocket.

  • Olley

    “imo, anything over 4.5 is to big”

    that’s what an asian girl said.

  • 5

    I’d love to see a 5inch iphone imo

  • WhatThe

    Yeah, you won’t see a white or black girl say that. Most of them have loose chooches, and require much bigger phones to fill in the huge gap.

  • Omac

    Just stop wearing skinny pants please I your a guy

  • Jaq Stew

    Why would anyone want a phone bigger than the iPhone? I love it fit of it in my hand and think that the larger ones look plain silly.