According to DigiTimes, Apple is postponing the 5.5-inch models release because it doesn’t want to “repeat the mistake it made in 2013 when it launched the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C simultaneously. “
However, 9to5Mac believes that the simultaneous release financially helped the tech giant, not hurt it.
“While there is evidence to suggest that the balance of sales between the two handsets differed from Apple’s expectations, the reason appears to be that more people than predicted chose to buy the more expensive model. Hardly a mistake,” states the tech website.
Earlier this month KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that 5.5-inch device would most likely be released in 2015 due to problems with in-cell touch panels and technical issues with the sapphire crystal display screen, noting that it will not “easily pass the drop test near term.”
Both versions of Apple’s rumored flagship smartphone is said to be released in September.