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Apple’s ‘iPhablet’ again rumored for 2013 debut

5-inch iPhone Release Date Rumor

Ahead of the holidays in 2011, Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak called his former company “arrogant” because it refused to accommodate users who wanted an iPhone with a larger display. Now, according to speculation from yet another industry watcher, Wozniak may finally get his wish two years later. In a recent note to clients picked up by Barron’s, Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes said we should expect two new iPhones — an iPhone 5S and a new cheaper iPhone — to launch mid-year followed by a brand new iPhone with a 5-inch display sometime ahead of the holidays. An earlier report suggested a similar timeframe for the iPhone 5S and low-end iPhone, but said the larger model won’t launch until 2014.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.