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Apple iPhone 5S: Best And Worst Rumors

What will Apple's next iPhone, or iPhones, look like? As the rumors fly, we separate the likely from the ludicrous for the iPhone 5S.
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Likelihood: Low

Given the success of big-screen smartphones, most notably Samsung's 4.8-inch Galaxy S III and 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II, Apple is almost certainly developing an iPhone with a display larger than its current 4-inch model. The iPhone 5's relatively tiny screen may be gorgeous, but smartphone makers are quickly learning that size does matter to consumers -- and 4 inches just won't cut it. This doesn't mean, however, that a 4.8-inch iPhone will arrive in June, August or any time at all in 2013. There's a better chance we'll see a 4-inch iPhone 5S with minor improvements this summer. Ho hum, perhaps, but in line with Apple's time-tested tradition of introducing a major iPhone upgrade every other generation. Now, the iPhone 6 should be something special.

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3/18/2013 | 8:45:16 PM
re: Apple iPhone 5S: Best And Worst Rumors
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