Here at iPhone5Latest.com, we’ve been speculating for months now about the possibility of the iPhone 5 getting larger. We’ve heard information from sources that both confirms and dispels this notion. At this point, we still don’t know for certain if the iPhone 5 will in fact be built bigger. But one thing we have heard whispers of for a while now–and one thing that actually seems likely for a number of reasons–is that Apple may be planning on releasing two versions of the iPhone 5: the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5 XL. The idea of Apple releasing two iPhone 5s may sound crazy to some, but based on our research and the reasons we’ll outline in today’s article, it makes perfect sense.
iPhone 5 May Come In Two Models
There’s always been one constant for every single model of the iPhone released to date: the screen size. Every iPhone has come with the same 3.5 inch screen design, and while a great many users have been satisfied with this screen size, a lot of other iPhone users and potential buyers have been calling for a bigger iPhone. Apple obviously doesn’t want to make their current satisfied iPhone 3.5 inch users angry by introducing a bigger phone, so the best solution is to bring out an iPhone 5 in two models.
The first iPhone 5 model would come with the standard 3.5 inch display. With the same sized display, the form factor would remain roughly the same as the iPhone 4S. The second iPhone 5 model, dubbed the iPhone 5 XL, would come with a 4 inch or larger display and would have a different form factor.
Demand For Bigger iPhone 5 Causes Apple to Bring Out the iPhone 5 XL
As mentioned, it’s no secret that demand for a bigger iPhone 5 exists. It comes both from iPhone users envious of the various Android phones that boast display sizes of at least 4-4.3 inches, and also from those who simply would appreciate a little more screen space on their iPhone 5. In order for Apple to make the drastic decision of manufacturing an iPhone 5 XL, the demand needs to be there. And it is.
While we don’t have concrete facts and figures to point to, we do know that there are many possible iPhone 5 buyers who will definitely buy the device if it has at least a 4 inch display. And though the iPhone 4S sold ridiculously well, we’re inclined to believe that Apple would love to pick up new customers by appeasing them with an iPhone 5 XL. The iPhone 5 XL would no doubt sell millions of units–and that’s even with the possibility of Apple putting out a standard size iPhone 5 alongside the XL.
The Price Range For iPhone 5 and iPhone 5 XL
With a bigger screen size, it’s inevitable that the price will be a little higher. It’s merely speculation on our part, but we think that the 3.5 inch iPhone 5 model will be priced starting at $199 with two year contract, while the iPhone 5 XL will likely be priced starting at $299 with a two year contract. It’s also a good bet that each model of the iPhone 5 XL will be roughly $100 more expensive than the storage comparable 3.5 inch iPhone 5 model–so the 16GB iPhone 5 XL will sell for $299, the 32 GB iPhone 5 XL will sell for $399 etc.
What Do You Think?
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