Donald Trump thinks Apple is making a big mistake by not releasing a larger iPhone. The Celebrity Apprentice host publicly warned Tim Cook, that Apple would lose a lot of money if the company does not release a new device that is "slightly larger than the Samsung screen". Trump did not specify what Samsung device he is talking about, but the recently launched Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch Full HD display.
Many analysts and Asian suppliers agree with Trump, and think Apple is missing out on a huge chunk of change by not releasing a larger device. However, Tim Cook has said Apple would never compromise screen quality for the sake of releasing a phablet-sized device.
"We always strive to create the very best display," said Cook in a recent conference call with analysts. "Some customers value large screen size. Others value other factors such as resolution, color quality, white balance, reflectivity, power consumption, compatibility of apps, portability.""Our competitors have made some significant tradeoffs in many of these areas to ship a larger display. We would not ship a larger display iPhone while these tradeoffs exist."
Steve Jobs also said Apple would never release a 7-inch tablet, but Apple did eventually release the iPad mini after Amazon and Google proved there is a market for smaller more affordable tablets.
Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge said back in January that Apple has developed a larger iPhone prototype as a "Plan B" against larger Android devices. So maybe the Donald will get his big iPhone after all.