AAPL shareprice needs to grow 53% just to get back to its high
That is a bit scary, and with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and an S4 mini and tablets galore, the competition has arrived. Apple can either "slavishly copy" Samsung and others with bigger screens and reduce prices or be all but obliterated.
It will be a big mistake for AAPL to ignore bigger screens. THere is more and more video going on with smartphones and people like bigger pictures, which is why living rooms aren't filled with 17" HDTV's. Being host family to several foreign students, when I got my Note II, they were heavily iphone users. Now, they beg me to use my phone and have already said that as soon as upgrade is available, they are going to larger format. Ignore it at your own risk. I use my Note II now a lot as a tablet, and find I use my other actual tablet far far less, as I can do it all on the note II. As I said, ignore the larger smartphone format at your own risk.