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2 Display Sizes and 5 Colors for the iPhone 5S

In a move that is most likely to be welcomed by staunch iPhone fans, Apple may be planning to make the next edition of the iPhone, iPhone 5S, very colorful and accommodating to different users.  In the past, Apple has only been making the iPhone available in one screen size and at most 2 different colors.  A new rumor however indicates that the company my make the iPhone 5S available in 5 different colors and may be available in 2 different screen sizes.

According to Brian White, a Topeka Capital Markets analyst, the iPhone 5S may be available in Blue, Silver and Pink besides the current black and white colors – just like the colors iPod Touch comes in now.  MacRumors goes further to mention that just the same way a successor to iPhone 3 was named iPhone 3S and the successor to iPhone 4 was named iPhone 4S, the improved iPhone 5 will be named iPhone 5S.  In a note released to investors, White says that iPhone 5S will be available sometime in the middle of this year and believes that the phone will come in two sizes: the standard iPhone 5 4 incher and a smaller version with a 3.5 inch screen.

iPod Touch
iPod Touch showing the 5 colors iPhone 5s may come in

“Although Apple offers a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and a 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the Company has never offered multiple screen sizes for a single model. We believe this is about to change with the next iPhone offering different screen sizes that we believe will allow Apple to better bifurcate the market and expand its reach” he says “This eventually opens up the possibility for a lower-priced iPhone (i.e., iPhone mini) with a smaller screen size that could allow Apple to further penetrate markets such as China and open up opportunities in India. At the same time, Apple could unveil a larger screen size compared to the recently updated 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5.”

There had been rumors before regarding iPhone 5 but so far this seems the most feasible.  In December last year, another analyst Peter Misek of Jefferies wrote in MacRumors that the next iPhone phone could come in 6 to 8 different colors.  Misek also thinks that the next handset that comes from Apple is most likely an iPhone 5S and is most likely to feature advanced capabilities, advanced battery, a new Super HD camera and screen with Retina+ display, 128GB storage memory, better software (especially maps) and NFC.

iPhone is a serious competitor to Android smartphones but so far, it did not reach the market extends Apple hoped the much hyped iPhone 5 release would propel the company name.  with bugged software and the ever rising popularity and acceptance of the Android operating system, Apple will need to get out of its comfort zone especially the tradition of making a ‘one fits all’ phone models and make smartphones that accommodate different kinds of users.  Will iPhone 5S boost the company’s popularity if it indeed comes with these features?  We have to wait and see.

Source: Forbes.com