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Citing "reliable information" the Japanese blog Macotakara claims that the iPhone 6 will feature a curved display, rounder edges and a metal housing. This is not the first time we have heard whispers of a curved iPhone being developed by Apple. In November of last year, Bloomberg reported that the company is working on two next-generation models with larger curved displays.
Recent leaks to Chinese websites such as Weibo also seem to confirm the next-generation rumors. A purported image of a white iPhone 6 bezel revealed that a possible 4.7-inch diagonal handset is in the works, and leaked next-generation prototype cases show third-party accessory makers are also buying into the larger iPhone rumors.
Analysts have also been predicting that Apple will finally release a larger iPhone in 2014, but it has to be noted that most of these analysts have been making the same 5.7-inch iPhone prediction for years. Analysts such as Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities believe Apple needs to launch a larger iPhone to continue competing with companies like Samsung. In a recent research note, Ming-Chi wrote that the next-generation iPhones will not only be larger, but will feature narrower bezels, thinner bodies and repositioned sleep/wake buttons.
It is also believed that Apple will discontinue the iPhone 5c and launch the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 before a larger phablet-sized iPhone later this year.