Anyone print this 5" iPhone out yet? I did.
One thing is pretty obvious to me after printing it and folding it up: Apple will make this.
It's not too big. I'll still buy and use the 4" iPhone 5, but there's clearly a big market here for Apple with this. Yes, it's no longer a one-handed iPhone for the most part, but it's better for browsing and other things. Counterintuitively, it's the innovation on the iPhone 5, how thin and light it is which leaves room for this new 5" phone. It'll be so thin and light that it'll fit perfectly in the Apple family of products and it will finish off the iPhone family perfect. Small iPad, big iPad, small iPhone, big iPhone. Pick away!
Will it happen this year? Only Apple knows that. Will it happen before 2016? I would say absolutely. And it'll have iPhone 5 resolution, which will add no additional programming for devs and possibly allow Apple to still call it Retina given that it will be held further away from the face than iPhone 5.