Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is preparing for the launch of its large-screen iPhone 6 hoping that it would lure the customers attracted to similar smartphones from Samsung and others. Samsung had already made their mark in large screen smartphone segment with their latest Galaxy models. Currently, Apple iPhone models have screen size of 4-inch. Apple is planning to launch their new large screen iPhone with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens. But, 5.5-inch screen iPhone is facing a roadblock due to manufacturing constraints.
Accent Asset Management CEO, Scott Martin, Independent Women’s Forum’s Hadley Heath Manning and National Republican Fundraiser, Noelie Nikpour talked on Fox Business regarding Apple’s big-screen phone, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and other issues
Martin feels that it’s not too late for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to launch their big phone. Though, he thinks that Samsung has made big strides into the large screen smartphone market and Apple has some catching up to do. He feels that there are only two big players in the Smartphone market.
“There are two horses left in the smartphone race. Nokia is out of the picture, HTC, Blackberry totally irrelevant, So you are going to see these guys fight out pretty closely,” Martin said.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is planning to manufacture 80 to 100 million units of these large screen iPhones. They hope that these phones will see record sales and strengthen their market position even further.
Manning thinks that Apple’s large-screen phone will be a big hit among the consumers. She pointed out that Apple still holds 41% of the market shares with Samsung holding less than 30% market shares. She accepts the fact that Samsung are making big strides into the market with their larger screen models. But, she feels that a lot of people still love Apple products.
Nikpour feels that consumers end up on the winning side due to these competitions. She thinks that both the companies strive hard to perfect their model and come up with the best possible model to attract the consumers.