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Apple mulling iPhones with bigger screens

A report said that Apple is looking at introducing two bigger iPhones next year in 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch displays.

BT Online Bureau | June 14, 2013 | Updated 12:09 IST

Apple is considering launching iPhones with bigger screens, a Reuters report said, quoting four people with knowledge of the matter

The report said that Apple is looking at introducing at least two bigger iPhones next year, one with a 4.7-inch screen and the other with a 5.7-inch screen.

The report also said that Apple may also launch cheaper iPhones in 5-6 colours.

The moves underline the increasing threat Apple faces from Samsung which has overtaken the California-based firm in market share through the popularity of its bigger-screen Galaxy "phablets" and introducing new products at different prices.

Apple's flagship iPhone 5 model, launched last September, has a 4-inch display whereas Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 come with 5-inch and 5.5-inch screens, respectively.

The report said that Apple is expected to launch two new models this year. The new models, widely referred to as the iPhone 5S, may come with new fingerprint technology. The cheaper versions of the iPhone 5S could come in plastic casings and in 5-6 colours as well.

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