Apple Rumored to Debut 4.8-Inch iPhone “Math” in June

Tech rumors are a dime a dozen, and Apple rumors tend to lead the pack. But this particular rumor caught our attention: According to the China Times, translated by BrightWire, the Cupertino giant plans to release a bigger, badder smartphone in June alongside an updated version of the iPhone 5 (the 5S). What sets this rumor apart, though, is the reported name of the device: the iPhone Math.

Since the name breaks Apple’s pattern of naming products numerically, there’s some confusion about whether this is the device’s code name or if the rumor is simply a translation gone awry. We’re thinking the latter as of now, since Apple is known to reserve code names for its Mac OS. Regardless, this iPhone reportedly will flaunt a larger 4.8-inch screen and an 8-MP camera.

Plus, another iPhone update is expected during the holiday season, which means the company would be releasing three or more models in a year’s span, something the smartphone-maker has not done before. Although Apple has yet to confirm or deny these rumors, several new models in one year could make sense to compete against other smartphone-makers such as Samsung.

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  1. Phil T Says:

    No way.

  2. Dan Says:

    It’s already been reported that “math” was a bad translation of a Chinese character. The better translation is “+” which actually makes a lot of sense. “math” does not make a lot of sense, does it?

  3. Tim Liao Says:

    i don’t think I’ll be getting one of these because I’ve always been bad at math

  4. Todaku Says:

    What a stupid name to pick. “Math” is a subject that you learn in school, it’s shouldn’t be a name. That just sounds retarded. What are they gonna call their device after this, Science? History? English? Social Studies?P.E.?

  5. Chris Says:

    Apple listening to their customers??? no way!

  6. andres Says:

    So it took Apple how many years to listen to their customer needs and how much lost market share before adjusting to customer demand? They should have been making multiple phone long time ago, now it may be too late to play catch up. Plus company image has eroded over the last year also. I can’t wait to see what they will bring to the table, surely some evolutionary copycat phone crap, since they no longer lead in some areas of the smartphone market.

  7. Josh Says:

    Has anyone checked the lost&found boxes at the local Cupertino bars?

    That’s where any new prototype iPhones always end up.

  8. Joe Says:

    Apple has become a follower. Sad.

  9. Jerry Thierolf Says:

    It would be more credible for negative comments to be based on facts not conjecture.

  10. Brian Says:

    Fact: An Iphone that is bigger will have a shorter battery life.
    Fact: My smaller new Iphone won’t last a day without having to be charged and I can’t swap batteries like all my other phones.

  11. Mark James Says:

    Fact: Bigger phone = bigger space to package more battery power
    Fiction: Bigger phone will have a shorter battery life

  12. StanTheMan Says:

    Only one more business day remains in June, and still no sign of the 4.8″ iPhone.¬† I’m beginning to think this was just a rumor …

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