The Big-Screen iPhone Won't Be Coming Next Week, But Perhaps Soon
With the new iPhone likely to retain the screen size of the current one, finds itself missing out on the fastest growing mobile-device category in the world: The hideously named but increasingly popular market for "phablets." These 5-to-7-inch phone-tablet hybrids nearly outsold tablets and laptops combined in the last quarter and Apple got exactly zero of those sales. Though the company pioneered the touchscreen smartphone 6 years ago with a then massive 3.5-inch display, the iPhone these days looks tiny compared to the competition. And despite Apple's reasonable arguments on the merits of maintaining a small screen for one-handed use, The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is testing prototypes as large as 6 inches, perhaps prepping its own phablet for 2014.