A new report from The Wall Street Journal is heaping on to speculation that Apple will again launch two new iPhones in 2014, each featuring a larger screen than any previous model. According to their sources, Apple is currently moving ahead with plans to release 4.5-inch and 5-inch iPhone models this year.
At the same time, while Apple is expected to launch two phones the company seems to be rethinking the strategy they introduced in 2013. The iPhone 5c has generally been seen as a disappointment, though Apple has not commented much on the matter. The report claims Apple will abandon the plastic construction of the 5c and utilize an aluminum build for both new iPhones.
It is unclear if one will be the clear-cut iPhone 6 with the other a low cost model, but it seems that Apple will abandon the idea of pricing tiers to an extent. Expect Apple to take an approach more similar to the way the company differentiates the iPad/iPar Air and iPad mini. That is, one device is indeed cheaper but in no way marketed as a budget option.
Rumors of multiple iPhones launching in larger sizes than previous models have been swirling since before Apple even unveiled the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last year. Most recently screen sizes of 4.8, 5.5, and 5.8 inches were being discussed.