Apple (AAPL) is planning to release two new versions of the iPhone in September, Chinese technology site SC Morning Post said in a report Wednesday.
The report focused on the tech giant`s release of its iPhone 6 models that would feature a larger screen than the iPhone 5S, coming in at 4.7 and 5.5 inches, respectively. The displays are said to sport a pixel per inch density (ppi) of 441. The highest definition Apple now offers has only 326 ppi.
Apparently, the Cupertino tech giant decided to increase the size of its flagship device as a way to remain competitive in Asian markets such as China, where Apple has struggled to find success. The iPhone 5S is Apple’s largest phone at 4 inches ; notably smaller than Samsung´s Galaxy Note 3, with a 5.7 inch screen.
“They have to tackle the phablet [a class of mobile devices that serve as both phone and tablet] market. People want bigger screens now,” one insider told the Post.
Finally, the report indicates that the iPhone 5C, which has suffered poor sales numbers, will be removed from the lineup when the iPhone 6 is released and that the curved screens technology will not be included in Apple’s 2014 iPhone models.