As unbelievable as this may seem to most tech reviewers, Reuters is reporting that Apple may release 2 new iPhone form factors next year in the phablet range.
The justification is that this will allow them to more completely compete with their new arch rival , Samsung. Reuters does mention that
“they constantly change product specifications almost to the final moment, so you’re not really sure whether this is the final prototype.”
Reuters is "confirming" that Apple will release the expected iPhone 5s in black and white with fingerprint authentication. Apple is also toying with a possible $99 low cost unit for emerging economies with a plastic shell in 5-6 colours.
Apple. as expected, refused to comment.