Apple's next iPhone will come in five different colors and two different screen sizes, analysts say
Apple has an iPhone 5S in the works, and it's expected to launch this June. At least that's the latest word on the street, so we're taking it with a grain of salt for now. But let's break it down, anyway, for fun.
According to BGR, here's what Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White wrote in a note to investors Wednesday:
“We believe tax-related selling was largely to blame for the downward bias in the stock price as we exited 2012 and this created a negative news cycle around Apple that we believe will be broken as we enter 2013. We believe there is still plenty to look forward to at Apple, including the potential for greater choices (i.e., colors, sizes) around the next iPhone in 2013, combined with accelerating momentum with the iPad mini and continued strength with the iPad franchise at large.”
White also said that Apple's next-gen iPhone (iPhone 5S?) will stray from its predecessors in some pretty significant ways. In ways, quite frankly, that are highly skeptical:
"Our checks indicate that the next iPhone will have more choices for customers. This entails an expansion in both the color patterns and screen sizes with the next iPhone (i.e., likely called the iPhone 5S) that we currently believe will be launched in May/June with certain supply production starting in March/April."
Those color patterns, according to White, involve five different hues including pink, yellow, blue, white/silver and black/slate. Pink, yellow and blue ... seriously? This isn't freaking Nokia. White also indicated that Apple's next iPhone will offer us two different screen sizes, but gave no specifics. If true, it would certainly be a first for Apple.