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iPhablet, a 5-inch iphone, on the cards?

Apple is coming out with iPhablet, a big screen iphone, by the end of this year. Last week Yahoo! TechScan brought to you some of the budget phablets available in India. Now the news about iPhablet makes us as excited as you are.

The rumour is that the upcoming iPhablet will have a screen size of 4.8 inches to 5.0 inches. The latest iPhone 5 has only 4.0 inches screen, which is largest of all previous models. Older versions like iPhone 4 and 4S have a screen size of 3.5 inches. It is predicted that iPhone 5S will have a larger screen size. Currently, Samsung Note II has a screen size of 5.5 inches, while LG Optimus Vu has  5-inch screen.

TechScan speculates why Apple might bring out iphablet. Popularity of larger screen smartphones is growing with Samsung’s Note series selling more than 15 million in 2012.  iPhone 5 selling below expectation is another factor.

Earlier, Apple had rejected the idea of a 7-inch iPad. Later brought out the 7.9-inch iPad mini, which became hugely popular. Even then, Apple took its time before it launched iPad Mini. Similarly, even if it is bringing out a larger screen smartphone, it might not be in the near future.

According to most predictions, Apple will release iPhone 5S, an upgrade to the latest device, and a cheaper iPhone. Both will have 4.0-inch screens. Apple is working on these devices and not on a bigger iPhone. So, until credible sources report a release of iPhablet, wait and watch.

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