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iPhone 6 is the Talk of iPhone 5S Release Day

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Even though Friday was the iPhone 5s release day, we heard a lot of talk about the iPhone 6 while we bought the iPhone 5s.

Yes, the iPhone 5s was not even out of the box before we started hearing about the iPhone 6, from the people selling us an iPhone 5s.

It may sound counterintuitive, but it was actually an interesting way to promote the new Verizon Wireless Edge early upgrade promotion.

Read: iPhone 6 Concept Teases as iPhone 5S Arrives

While going over the traditional upgrade plan and the new Verizon Edge upgrade plan, the staff either noticed the iPhone 5 in our hand, or the game plan was always to talk up the iPhone 6.

While buying the iPhone 5s, carrier reps couldn't stop talking about the iPhone 6.

While buying the iPhone 5s, carrier reps couldn’t stop talking about the iPhone 6.

With Verizon Edge, we could upgrade to the iPhone 6 on release day, without a big out of contract fee, even if Apple delivers an iPhone 6 release date six months from now, explained an excited and tired Verizon salesperson.

While these employees don’t know about Verizon’s internal plans, and Tim Cook isn’t yet leaking the iPhone 6 details on Twitter, the iPhone 6 is on the minds of many consumers.

While the iPhone 5s is more popular in search now that Apple confirmed the name, it is still popular among buyers who are looking for an iPhone with a larger screen.

Multiple rumors point to Apple testing an iPhone 6 with a screen between 4.8-inches and 6-inches, and Apple’s own website even listed an iPhone 6 in early September, but this year consumers got an iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

The iPhone 6 release date isn’t expected until 2014, and the exact timing changes depending on who you believe. We are hearing reports that Apple is planning a fast iPhone 6 release, in early 2014, which would time up well with the 6-month bottom limit on a Verizon Edge plan, as well as iPhone 6 release date predictions in June 2014 and later. Like any iPhone rumor, the farther away from a release, the harder it is to nail down the details.

What we do know is that there is a clear demand for phones with large screens including the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the super-sized Galaxy Note 3 to name a few. Many of the users who are leaving iPhone for Android are doing so for larger screens, which deliver a better multitasking experience, a better display for movies and TV shows and enhanced productivity.

An iPhone 6 prototype with a 4.8-inch display was reportedly spotted last December and the Wall Street Journal claims Apple is working on an iPhone with a screen between 4.8-inch and 6-inch screen, with the 4.8-inch design in the running for a new iPhone in 2014, which would carry an iPhone 6 name based on Apple’s previous naming convention.

In many lines this morning iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s owners upgraded to an iPhone 5s with LTE and a larger (for them) display, but Apple’s 4-inch screen size is too small to interest a growing part of the smartphone market.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

8 Comments

  1. Iphone > Android

    09/21/2013 at 12:08 pm

    I think they should stick with 4 inches to 4.9 inches, we don’t need 5 inch phones, most people I speak to don’t want 5+ inch phones. These kids today look ridiculous with their big phablets up to their heads. We want phones, and apple products remind of me jewelry, I guarantee you they will not come out with a 6 inch display! It would turn off a lot of people, more so then just sticking with the current size of the 5s. I waited in line, I got my 64 GB 5S, and I love every bit of it. The only thing apple needs to do is never do a ” 5 C ” Style model again, the 5C in my opinion took precious time away from making the 5S, If there was any kind of screen increase I’d say I would be fine with 4.5-. If they made the IPhone 6 with a 6 inch screen it would cease to look like a piece of jewelry, apple didn’t get to have their net worth by being stupid, or even the former CEO alone. They know what they are doing, beautiful phone, destroys the S4, and soon it will destroy the note 3.

    • Fiona

      09/21/2013 at 5:26 pm

      I totally agree, I also like to be able to fit my phone easily into my pocket!!

      • K

        09/22/2013 at 9:02 am

        I understand somebody is working on a phone you’ll be able to fold up & put in your pocket

        • ight

          09/22/2013 at 1:18 pm

          Its called a flip phone…. its pretty cool.. you should go back in time to 2005

  2. umar

    09/22/2013 at 5:56 am

    i also waiting for i phone 6
    i dont have monny but evry day 10 20 sant i save in the my room and when is coming i hope i have this monny for i phone
    because i like to much i phone mobile

  3. Richieerich

    09/22/2013 at 6:01 pm

    The bigger the screen the better for my eyes and your eyes. Its not a fashion show. Its about efficiency and ease of use. Europeans are smart as they can get voice on tablets. where here in the US voice was removed. This is where the market is going. Please make the screens as large as possible. If I could get voice on my tablet with a designated phone# it would be on my belt. For all you little phone people just keep buying the old models.

  4. Ben

    09/22/2013 at 11:44 pm

    The iPhone 5S launch was absolutely insane, I was at the nyc apple store trying to get one for myself…didn’t happen. Gonna hold off for the iPhone 6 and hope for a major rehaul of the phone, not that it necessarily needs one.

  5. UNDEADLY

    11/15/2013 at 5:06 pm

    this is a main reason why I switched to a galaxy note 2 from an iphone 5 and previous iphones. it seemed like once the hype was over and I got home with my new iphone I realized I pretty much just went out and paid for basically the same phone. buyers remorse soon set in. had my GN2 since last November and I am in no hurry to get anything else. absolutely love this phone. it really isnt cumbersome to use or put in your pocket. I run with it in my pocket and it barely moves. all about preference. iphone is a good phone, just too small and too slow to change for my taste.

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