Instead, it’s a safer bet that Apple will bring its consistent mobile experience to larger iPhones this year. Those phones could command a premium price above the iPhone 5s, which starts at $649. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see Apple finally reduce the cost of its traditional iPhone and offer a larger device at the current price: Think $599 for the iPhone 5s and $649 for a bigger model.
Clearly, there’s still a market for Apple’s 4-inch iPhone, as the company is selling tens of millions of them. And for some, it’s the perfect size for one-handed use. But there’s room in the market, not to mention consumer pockets, for a larger iPhone. We already knew that; it’s nice to see Apple knows it as well.