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April 9, 2014

Apple to Offer 5.5-Inch iPhone 6?

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Apple image — The iPhone 5S.

Apple is gearing up to release not one, but two new iPhones this year, according to the latest rumors.

Apple, according to Japanese website EMSOne, will speed up production of a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in July and a 5.5-inch model in September.  The report indicated both phones are to be available for purchase in the fourth quarter of 2014, although the 4.7-inch edition will make its debut ahead of the larger device.

The latest rumor flies in the face of Apple’s typical modus operandi — which is to release its latest iPhone offerings in September.

It is possible Apple will release iPhones in different sizes, however, to compete against other large-screen devices.

Sales of the iPhone have grown expeditiously over the years — from approximately 1.4 million iPhones sold in 2007 to more than 150 million handsets across the globe in 2013, according to Statista. Altogether, Apple has sold more than 400 million new iPhones from 2007 to 2013 and, from 2010 to 2013, the company has held a market share of between 13 and 23 percent worldwide.

Check out the video below for some informed speculation on if Apple is looking to go bigger and cheaper in its next iPhone offering.