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4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones reportedly coming in September – iPhone 5C to be phased out

News   •   Feb 13, 2014 19:26 GMT

Insiders are saying that Apple will be lifting the lid on 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones in September. They also say that Apple will be phasing out the iPhone 5C.

These insiders divulged this information to SCMP. The site reports, “The tech giant will roll out the iPhone 6 in two sizes - 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch - in September, according to industry insiders who have seen the prototypes.

“The new iPhone screen will be made entirely from scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, they said. Sapphire crystal, second to diamond as the hardest material, is now used by Apple for its iPhone camera lens cover and touch identification.

“It will also sport a new display at 441 pixels per inch (ppi), the same as the Samsung Galaxy S4. The highest definition Apple now offers has only 326 ppi.”

According to the insider, “They have to tackle the phablet [devices that serve as both phone and tablet] market. People want bigger screens now.”

Speaking about a “flat” iPhone 6, the insider said, “The screens will be flat. Apple doesn't do anything until Samsung does it, and then they improve upon it.”

In terms of the iPhone 5C, the site says, “According to the two insiders, the 5C will be gone while the 5S will stay but be made from cheaper material.”

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