Apple planning biggest ever iPhone, says Bloomberg

Apple is believed to be working on an iPhone phablet with 6.5 inch screen

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By  Mark Sutton Published  February 27, 2018

Apple is poised to release the largest ever iPhone later this year, according to Bloomberg.

The news agency reports that Apple is planning three new phones, including a new iPhone in a ‘phablet' size, with a screen of 6.5inches and resolution of 1242 x 2688.

Bloomberg's sources say the new phone, codenamed D33, will have a body around the same size as the 5.8 iPhone 8 X, but the edge-to-edge design will account for the far larger screen size.

If the product makes it to market, it will be among the largest smartphones available, although Apple is unlikely to use the phablet classification which was a term popularised by Samsung.

Apple believes the new device will tap into demand for larger form factors, which they perceive is driven by users who want to be able to multitask and from business users.

The other two predicted launches include an upgraded handset in the same size as the the current iPhone X and a less expensive model with some of the flagship phone's key features.

Business analysts believe that the proposed new lineup is an attempt by Apple to make up for disappointing sales of iPhone X, by covering all bases with a model for all users.

The handsets are expected include features from the iPhone X including Face ID scanner, stainless steel edges and run on the A12 processor.

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