Apple ‘phablet’ could be pinnacle of iPhone lineup

As far as Apple rumors go, there is one product that everyone is waiting for — the iWatch. This is something that has been talked about for some time and many individuals are waiting to see how the organization will enter the wearable technology marketplace. However, there is another device that could steal all the headlines.

According to a recent article from CNet, a 5.5-inch Apple "phablet" could become one of the hottest products the company has put out in some time. The article recapped a research note that was put out by Ming Chi-Kuo, a respected analyst for KGI Securities. He said that a device of this size that would land between the iPhone and the iPad Mini would be "the pinnacle of Apple's newest phone offerings."

The speculation is that the device will be the only Apple mobile device with a sapphire screen cover and a 1,920×1,080 resolution display. It will also possess a larger battery that gives it 50 to 70 percent more watt-hours than the iPhone 5S.

While this device could cut into iPad Mini sales, it plugs a gap in its smartphone line-up. The larger model phone is something that Samsung has been cleaning up on and this will give Apple a serious device to put in this space.

This could become a major addition to the mobile strategies of many organizations. With the help of an IT consulting firm that specializes in Apple support, any company can make sure they are ready to optimize these devices and incorporate them into existing strategies.