Still waiting for that backordered Gold iPhone 5S to be delivered? Remuse yourself with 2014 iPhone 6 rumors — seriously, why wait? And, by reading this piece, you can help the analyst behind the rumor to nail down the all-important keywords, “4.8-inch iPhone 6.”

See what I did there?

Jefferies SEO consultant analyst Peter Misek has spent quality time with some of Apple’s Asian supply chain partners and come away with the distinct impression that a 4.8-inch iPhone 6 is a sure thing.

“We think the 85M iPhones eligible for an upgrade when the iPhone 6 launches [we think Apple is targeting Sep 2014] could be boosted by another 5-10M from people who skipped the 5S/5C cycle,” Misek wrote.


Well, done deal, because we all know Apple is totally about unit volume. Um, no.

The other part of his prediction — the iPhone 6 will ship in September, just like the iPhone 4s, 5 and 5s — is a fairly sure bet.

As always, never underestimate Apple’s ability to surprise and delight, and more than a few people would be both surprised and delighted to purchase a 4.8-inch iPhone 6. And, although Apple’s first considerations aren’t unit volume or profit, about 50 percent of the smartphones sold last quarter were bigger than 4 inches and that’s clearly where the market is going.

Are you skipping the 4-inch iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to wait for a 4.8-inch iPhone 6? Inquiring minds want to know…

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