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Consumers hoping for a bigger iPhone screen might just get what they want next year.
After a meeting with Apple parts suppliers in Asia last week, Peter Misek, a Jefferies analyst, issued a note to investors on Monday that the iPhone 6 will have a 4.8-inch screen, according to CNET. This is significantly larger than the four-inch screens in the current iPhone lineup.
While Misek didn’t specifically reveal what made him think “big,” he did say he expects a whole lot of people to upgrade to the iPhone 6, including a lot who decided to pass on the 2013 version.
“We think the 85 million iPhones eligible for an upgrade when the iPhone 6 launches (we think Apple is targeting September 2014) could be boosted by another 5-10 million from people who skipped the 5S/5C cycle,” said Misek.
Misek also said that iPhone 5C sales have been week and manufacturers are slowing down on production.
Misek isn’t the only one to predict a screen-size increase for the next iPhone. Many believe larger displays on Android phones have contributed to Apple’s loss in market share.