Dumb Rumor Says iPhone 5S Will Come In Multiple Colors, Multiple Screen Sizes

Dumb Rumor Says iPhone 5S Will Come In Multiple Colors, Multiple Screen Sizes

Topeka Capital Market’s Brian White doesn’t necessarily have a spotless streak of predictions when it comes to Apple, having claimed in 2012 that Apple would reach an average share price of $1,001 by year’s end. He also claimed in January 2012 that Sharp would provide the display for an Apple HDTV in 2012.

In fact, White’s a bit of a crank. So take the following report with a grain of salt: White is now claiming that the iPhone 5S will come in multiple colors, and with multiple display sizes.

In a note to investors, White claimed that he believes the next iPhone will be available in pink, yellow, blue, white & silver and black & slate, and that there will be two different screen sizes on the device, according to White’s supply chain checks.

White says:

“=Our checks indicate that the next iPhone will have more choices for customers. This entails an expansion in both the color patterns and screen sizes with the next iPhone (i.e., likely called the iPhone 5S) that we currently believe will be launched in May/June with certain supply production starting in March/April…

Our checks are also indicating that the next iPhone will offer customers more choice in terms of screen size,” White reported. “Although Apple offers a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and a 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the Company has never offered multiple screen sizes for a single model. We believe this is about to change with the next iPhone offering different screen sizes that we believe will allow Apple to better bifurcate the market and expand its reach.

Can we all agree that this report is just bonkers? The new colors White claims the next iPhone will come in seem drawn from a hat (or a Nokia Lumia line) and Apple has done everything possible to avoid “bifurcating” its iPhone market with multiple screen resolutions. Apple may very well release the iPhone in colors after updating the iPod touch line in September to be more multi-chromatic, but we seriously doubt that this analyst has any inside intel on the matter based upon his past predictions.

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  • FriarNurgle

    We shouldn’t be giving rumors like these the time of day.

  • MrsCleaver

    I just don’t see the purpose of reporting on a rumor, especially one you yourselves call “dumb.” Is there really so little of substance, or at least entertainment to report on that you have to resort to something like this?

  • billsweatt

    “Can we all agree that this report is just bonkers? ”

    I won’t go that far, sorry. With the 7″ iPad, we’ve now seen that Apple is prepared to give the customer what they want, regardless of whether or not Steve Jobs thought it was a good idea. With the iPhone 5, Apple did increase screen size, but in a very limited way. They were obviously trying to make things easy on existing apps. But again, with Android and now Windows Phone 8, customers have shown that they are demanding and getting bigger phones. With very large resolutions. Some Android phones are now a full 1080p (1920×1080). Apple is leaving money on the table by not creating a comparable product. Is it enough money to encite them to build a bigger iPhone? I don’t know. But I wouldn’t just dismiss it.

    Additionally, if the iPod touch can be made available in different colors, why do you suppose they couldn’t do the same for the iPhone?

    Sorry, but I don’t see anything bonkers about these rumors. Perhaps farfetched. But bonkers?

  • joewaylo

    I don’t see this as dumb. I think it would be a welcomed development by people who want back covers replaceable with ease. Apple has always been of a neutral color. Black and White and only the iPods actually have rainbow colors. I myself might like to buy a Blue iPhone.

  • MrsCleaver

    I should have clarified my point. It’s fine to report on a rumor. It happens all the time. And that it has to do with iPhone colors is immaterial. What I object to is reporting on the rumor, and at the same time calling it dumb. If Cult thought it was dumb, why report it? Better to just leave off the subjective comment and simply report.

  • Zod Buster

    It is NOT DUMB
    It will be called the TUTTI FRUTI series…(sic)

  • Shane Bryson

    Ok, multiple screen sizes, yes that is dumb, but multiple colors is actually pretty believable.

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