While there have been many rumors that Apple will launch more than one iPhone version this year, the source of this report claims to have a friend who has personally seen these two iPhone models at an Apple supplier in China.
This source says that the iPhone 5S resembles the iPhone 5 and that the iPhone 6 is 5 inches.
This report is further confirmation that Apple is moving to build a lineup of iPhones, the way that it has with iPads and iPods. Such an iPhone stable would allow one product to address different markets.
But, as iPhone Hacks points out, there is one drawback to the “different models” iPhone strategy. How is Apple going to deal with the fragmentation that comes with having different models at different resolutions?
...Apple should ideally increase the resolution to go with the bigger screen rather than reducing pixel density as it wouldn't keep it on par with Android based smartphones that are coming with 441 ppi [pixels per inch]...
Will Apple go with more pixel density in a larger iPhone, risking more iOS fragmentation but staying competitive with Android? Or will opt to increase pixel density in all its products?
What do you think?