Analyst: Get Ready for Staggered Big Screen iPhone 6 Launches this Year

Analyst thinks Apple is launching two bigger screen size iPhones this yearApple is gearing up to launch two big screen iPhones this year, but they won't hit store shelves at the same time, according to Sun Chyang Xu, a tech analyst in China. She said Apple is planning on introducing a 4.7-inch iPhone around the time of its World Wide Developer Conference in June, and a 5.7-inch version will follow after that.

The analyst said the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will stick with the same display resolution as the 4-inch iPhone 5S, but the 5.7-inch model will ship with a higher resolution, according to NDTV Gadgets.

Apple's competitors in the smartphone market have offered bigger screen smartphones for some time, and many analysts see the comparatively smaller iPhone screens as a disadvantage. So far, Apple has increased the iPhone screen size only once when it released the iPhone 5. Currently, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, as well as the iPod touch, offer the same size Retina Display. Apple's only smartphone with a smaller screen size is the iPhone 4S, which is still available as the company's budget model.

Apple doesn't comment on rumors and speculation, so don't expect the company to confirm or deny that the iPhone 6 is coming in June, or what size screen it will have.