Cameron Fuller spills more beans on the pile of spilled beans. Apple will make a larger iPhone this year. Why? Do tell.
Most likely it’s competition that is forcing Tim Cook’s hand.
Ultimately, the increase in size most likely comes as a response to flailing market shares for the iPhone and iPad. There is a trending feeling, perhaps because of convenience, perhaps because of necessity, that since smartphones are getting even more capable, there isn’t a need to have a redundancy device like a tablet. Hence the “phablet” market.
I would go for a larger iPhone in a heartbeat. And probably give my iPad mini to a relative. Apple would prefer I own an iPhone, an iPad, and a Mac.