The Cupertino based tech giant Apple will release a phablet soon according to the Wall Street Journal. Steve Jobs was wary of larger devices and the iPhone 5 is the largest till date with a 4 inch screen. But according to sources within Apple’s many divisions, Apple has actually approached screen makers to send in designs for a larger screen for the iPhone. There is talk of a 4.8 inch screen to even a 6 inch behemoth. This would put it firmly within the phablet section. And given that it has been consistently losing ground to Samsung, it seems likely that Apple will try and emulate the Galaxy Note series’ success.
While the sales of Apple iPhone have increased over the last quarter, Apple’s share of worldwide phone sales has actually fallen to 14 percent from the 19 percent it was at this time last year. In the same period Samsung’s phone sales have risen from 30 to 32 percent. Quite simply, the Korean company Samsung has a whole lot more on offer than Apple, which has only ever had three iPhones available at the same time. With the release of the iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone 5C later on this month Apple is already trying to appeal to a larger market and having a phablet sized phone in the line up might just be what Apple needs to get back to the top.