According to Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair, the iPhone 6 will feature a display with a diagonal of 4.8 inches. Andy Hargreaves at Pacific Crest expects Apple to equip the smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen.
Hargreaves doesn’t believe Cupertino will launch a 5.5-inch phablet.
Blair believes that the limited success of the iPhone 5C shows that Apple customers are willing to spend more for a better product.
Both analysts expect the iPhone 6 to be released in the fall.
Regarding the iPad, Brian Blair also claims that Apple has tested a 12-inch model, which some analysts call the iPad Pro.
It’s not clear whether it is an iPad Pro or a MacBook Air, or maybe even a convertible, so that the device can be used both as a tablet and a notebook.
He expects the device to be released at the WWDC 2014 in June.
The first wearable Apple devices could arrive in September, according to Blair. It could be iWatch, in the case of a smart watch, or iBand, in the case of a smart bracelet.
“We expect Apple to release a wrist-worn computing device with a curved screen that will tie-in notifications, activity tracking, and fitness/health monitoring into a [new] platform,” the analyst says.
New changes are also expected to arrive in the filed of mobile payments.
“This fall, we expect Touch ID to be built into all of the new iPhones and iPads. Either ahead of or shortly after the rollout of Touch ID across the next wave of iOS devices, we believe Apple will introduce its payment platform,” Blair says.