The next iPhone could be a whole lot more colorful. Brian White, an analyst at Topeka Capital Markets, claims that the next iPhone will be available in additional colors and more screen sizes than the iPhone 5.
To get an idea of what White's talking about, we offer you the graphic above which shows the latest iPod Touch in its various colors. White writes that in addition to the currently offered black and white models, the new iPhone will be available in blue, yellow, pink and silver, as the iPod Touch is now.
According to MacRumors, White says like the iPhone 4's successor was named the iPhone 4S, this new iPhone will be "likely called the iPhone 5S." In his note to investors released Wednesday, he says that phone could be available in the middle of this year, and in his most controversial prediction, he believes the new iPhone will be available in multiple screen sizes:
"Although Apple offers a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and a 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, the Company has never offered multiple screen sizes for a single model. We believe this is about to change with the next iPhone offering different screen sizes that we believe will allow Apple to better bifurcate the market and expand its reach. This eventually opens up the possibility for a lower-priced iPhone (i.e., iPhone mini) with a smaller screen size that could allow Apple to further penetrate markets such as China and open up opportunities in India. At the same time, Apple could unveil a larger screen size compared to the recently updated 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5."
White is not the first analyst who has suggested multiple colors and various screen sizes for the iPhone 5S. In early December, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek wrote that a possible update for the next iPhone could come in "six to eight colors." He also called it iPhone 5S. Misek brings a credible track record as far as the iPhone's naming is concerned, reporting that the iPhone 4's successor would be called the iPhone 4S five months before it was released.