a little bigger than the galaxy s3 and a little smaller than the Note. Something inbetween the two samsung phones would really put the squeeze on samsung. I'm convinced had apple had this phone for Q1 they would have sold over 60 million iphones total. Get with it Cook. Git er done!
Its getting a little late in the day for new designs and such. Market is becoming saturated. People aren't going to be buying a new phone every few months. Apple needs to address other markets somehow without cheapening the brand.
Go see Forbes Article on a larger screen IPHONE. Maybe this is why its been reported that FoxConn is having its Apple workers not take off for Chinese New Year (which is a week in February), and is offering them double-hourly-pay for that week.
even though Cook and his team make a couple of costly mistakes over the past few months, I believe he and his team are smart people and realize that a larger screen phone is necessary to compete with samsung. Only two reasons why samsung market share is growing and one of the reasons isn't because their phones are better. It's because they are bigger and some are cheaper. Apple can take care of the bigger screen problem very easily. The cheaper not so easy but they can work on that one too.
You don't have to be smart to know they need a bigger screen (just look at every ALL CAPS short on this board, even they know). You need to humble enough to admit your assumptions about what people want was wrong. On the CC Cook implied they weren't yet ready to admit that when he declared they had come upon the right screen size for phones. We will see.