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Apple may launch only one iPhone this year, according to analyst

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We’ve heard several times in the past few weeks about the possibility of Apple launching two new iPhones with larger screen sizes later this year. UBS’s Steve Milunovich, however, citing “checks” in the supply chain, reports we may end up with the usual single iPhone upgrade in 2014.

According to Milunovich, Apple might launch the new iPhone in August or September, discarding previous reports that hinted of a mid-summer launch. As you may remember, we’ve heard before that Apple is working on two new iPhones carrying screen sizes of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. Milunovich agrees with it, but suggests that whereas the smaller one “seems certain,” he’s not too sure if the 5.5-inch iPhone will see the light of the day in 2014.

Here’s what the report had to say:

UBS’s Steve Milunovich reiterates a Buy rating on Apple shares, and a $625 price target, writing that his “checks” of the supply chain suggest the next iPhone, an “iPhone 6” is most likely to come in August or September, rather than June, in two different models, one with a 4.7-inch screen, one with a 5.5-inch screen. He thinks the former, the smaller of the two, “seems certain,” but that the 5.5-inch model “may or may not launch at the same time and could be of the same resolution (lower pip), which would help app developers.

The idea of the larger iPhone having the same resolution as the smaller model makes sense (we don’t need another round of “optimized for…”), but we’ve yet to come across concrete specifications of the iPhone 6. We’ve heard shaky rumors that it will carry an “ultra Retina” display and an A8 processor, and that will be thinner than the iPhone 5s, but that’s about it.

Of course, nothing is official until it comes from Apple itself. We’ll keep our eyes on the rumor mill and will update you if anything intereseting comes up.

Read [Barrons] via [MacRumors]

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