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Apple expects to launch a 4.8-inch iPhone 6 next year to compete with Samsung S4

According to foreign media reports, yesterday, Citibank released a report that Apple will launch the 4.8-inch iPhone 6 next year, while the ipad Mini with retina display will be delayed until the fourth quarter of this year.

On Friday, analysts at Citibank said the upcoming iPhone 5S could be delayed for two to four weeks. The report shows that although the possibility of the iPhone 5S going on sale in September is not ruled out, the availability may be affected. Citi also said it expects apple to launch the 4.8-inch iPhone 6 in the first quarter of 2014. '

The iPhone 5 has a 4-inch display, while Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple's biggest competitor, has launched a 5-inch display. Therefore, only the iPhone 6 with a 4.8-inch screen can compete with the Samsung S4.

Citibank also wrote in the report that "apple is expected to release iPad 5, ipad Mini 2 and retina ipad Mini in the second half of 2013. However, the retina ipad Mini will wait until the fourth quarter of 2013 or the first quarter of 2014. The new product will force the ipad Mini 2 to reduce its price (it is expected to be priced at $230-250, compared with the current ipad Mini of $329), which is conducive to Apple's competition in the low-cost tablet market, but may have a negative impact on its revenue in the second half of 2013. '

In addition, Citi's report also mentions the iPad 5, Apple's next generation of 9.7-inch tablet computers. "We expect the iPad 5 to be similar to the ipad Mini (thinner and lighter), but it is unlikely that Apple will launch the Intel version of the iPad (similar to the surface Pro), because Apple and Intel did not reach an agreement in the negotiation, and the iPad designed with Intel 22 nano chip did not win. We expect that the third quarter of 2013 will be the last production quarter of iPad 2 and iPad 4. '