Apple iPhone 6 might arrive with a bigger, 4.8" display
This is still nothing but a rumor, but there seems to be more and more evidence that Apple is indeed testing a larger device. The iPhone 6 also seems like a right fit for a new design as it should come next year, two years after the last big redesign in the iPhone series with the iPhone 5.
“Despite still seeing risk to CQ4 and FY13 revs, we now believe better [gross margins] will allow Apple to skate by until iPhone 6 launches with its 4.8″ screen,” Misek wrote in a note. ”We est ~50% of smartphone shipments have >4″ screens and that iPhone 6 will catalyze a large upgrade cycle. The stock is attractive based on the attitude change, FY15 revs >+15%, and valuation.”
Misek previously issues a Hold rating on Apple stock, and is now once again bullish, giving Apple shares a Buy rating and raising his target for the stock to $600.
21 November Apple testing iPhone 6 with larger, 4.9-inch display, 5c successor also to come with bigger screen
20 November Analysts think the iPhone 6 could be priced higher
30 October Apple iPhone 6 with 5" 1080p display and ultra narrow bezel could arrive next September
11 October More analysts expect to see the iPhone 6 display "approach 5-inches"
7 October Apple iPhone 6 might arrive with a bigger, 4.8" display
2. parvsingh05 (Posts: 97; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
Is re-designing a fone is fragmentation ?! How?!
5. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
If the resolution is higher it will cause fragmentation because app developers will have to update their current apps for them to scale properly. Apple can't afford to put 640P resolution on a 4.8 inch screen and call it revolutionary.
9. parvsingh05 (Posts: 97; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
I know that but how is it fragmentation.
Apps will still wrk on older versions.
How is it a problem ?!
12. bucky (Posts: 1278; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
It won't be. This is in a way fragmentation because of the different screen size/resolution. I think apple and devs can manage 3 screen sizes.
88. euklidis (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
and how many for the ipads? This is the same fragmentation with android.
30. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 415; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Welcome to 2011 Apple, glad you could join us! LOL, waiting 2,3 and 4 years to catch up is gotta be grating on the nerves of even the most ardent iFollowers
44. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
I don't think it will be fragmentation, but having apps with big black borders should never have been tolerated.
78. joey_sfb (Posts: 2472; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
You need a bit of Xcode and Objective C programming to know why.
Apple don't have Android software ability to scale to different screen size and resolution. Every new device resolution is hard coded therefore the apps will have black bars around the corners unless developer program in new resolution and preferably new art work.
This is a design decision made for earlier iPod devices due to hardware resource constraint. iPhone is the product expansion from Apple MP3 iPod.
14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5348; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"If the resolution is higher it will cause fragmentation because app developers will have to update their current apps for them to scale properly."
Such thing was when iPhone 5 was released, but after that I think that many developers added few lines of code to their apps for automatic screen size determination. But it is just my theory, at least I would done that if I was developing for iOS. :)
17. parvsingh05 (Posts: 97; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
Awwkk dats no problem. Chill :)
Now i think il wait for i6 rather den picking 5s.
22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5348; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Now i think il wait for i6 rather den picking 5s."
It doesn't worth to buy iPhone 5S, better wait for iPhone 6 or even better choose an Android based flagship. :)
24. parvsingh05 (Posts: 97; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
Im using 4s and 5 rite now , and u know once ur in apple's eco system it gets difficult to come outa it. Now i am use to it. And my frenz and family all have iphone.so it gets easier.
67. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
It seems difficult to get out, but honestly, you won't miss it if you try android. You can do so many more things and you get so many choices on what phone you want, whether you want a small screen, a large screen, a keyboard, or a great design and aluminum body, there is a better solution.
19. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
Don't be a fool it took just 2 months for every app I use to go 16:9. Optimization will not a problem. Stupid fandroid
23. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
lol you diss people for being fandroids and yet you are one of the biggest i$heep on this sight!
But typically as soon as apple get bigger displays samsung and LG are already putting out flexible ones! Apple need to get ahead again or risk extinction!
27. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
Flexible displays are only good for show and tell. I want a good flat display. I don't want a flexible display.
28. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Read more about the flexible displays to find their benefits. Learn then mouth off son.
35. tedkord (Posts: 4227; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
They have immediate benefits in every phone, in that they are virtually shatter proof. No more cracked screens.
31. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Technically, in a sense, it is till gragmentation - even if it takes apps like 1-2 weeks to adjust. Just admit it and embrace the F word. No one is safe at some point, no matter your OS.
Oh, I forgot; if a certain company does it, it's OK and doesn't have negative repercussions, right?
Fangirls. Fangirls everywhere.
50. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)
Totally amazing word fandroids
I'd use it In my comments©
53. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
look at your profile picture.....your arguements are invalid!
29. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 415; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
it's not fragmentation when Apple does it
33. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 434; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Then it's called brilliant diversity.
40. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Oh, so if Apple stays with a 4" display on the iPhone, you guys say that the screen is not on par with the competition, and if they decide to increase the display size, you guys call it fragmentation.
Haters gonna hate.
41. Finalflash (Posts: 1400; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
They can keep the pixel density the same as they did with the 4-5 upgrade and that would mitigate a lot of the fragmentation issues since you will have to worry about only one aspect. With android they hit both, increased density and different resolution so that was a bigger issue but one thing they kept the same which apple didn't was the aspect ratio, which helped some.
48. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)
What! Apple® cant afford?...lol
Apple® is the most richest company there
Now android folks are saying apple cant afford......lol2
54. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
and yet they have all that money and cant come up with a innovative product in 3 years....sad :(
90. saffant (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)
Make it 1440x810. Same 16:9 ratio, but higher ppi (403 or so).
Devs just have to adjust the size range of the app, but the scaling shouldn't be an issue.
72. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)
it was quite clearly a joke. get a sense of humor.
20. promise7 (Posts: 283; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
how is this fragmentation? 90%-95% of apple devices will still be running the latest OS available, and app developers can readjust their apps to scale from iphone 4 resolution to most likely 1080p on the iphone 6.
36. tedkord (Posts: 4227; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Only in name. Older devices get different versions. The iPhone 4 didn't get the Siri part of iOS, for instance. Only the latest iPhone gets the true newest version.
69. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 141; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
Right, because a couple of extra screen sizes puts it on a par with Androids fragmentation doesn't it. That's sarcasm by the way, sar-casm
3. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
You just need to do something differently from other manufacturers..
LG and Samsung with their flexible display..
Nokia and Sony with their design and camera.
21. tech2 (Posts: 1731; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Unlike android, ios apps can't upscale ! Therefore, EVERY developer will need to update EVERY app inorder to avoid such fragmentation. It will be similar to when iPhone 5 had letterbox issue for older apps which were made specifically for iphone 4s with 3.5 inch screen. There are still lots of apps which have letter-box issue.
26. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
App Store has 900,000+ apps, and developers need to update every app in order to avoid fragmentation.
Developers are our hero in the smartphone world. Apple fans should thank the developers, not bashing other companies/OSes.
4. dickwyn (Posts: 566; Member since: 07 May 2012)
4.8 sounds a too big jump, its either 4.3 or 4.5
13. bucky (Posts: 1278; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I agree. I don't want 4.8. I already have a tablet at home and I don't want to look stupid holding a huge phone to the whole side of my face
34. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
4.8" is not big when, lately, Apple has kept their handsets thin and small enough. You're the only one that looks stupid holding a 4"+ phone.
45. bucky (Posts: 1278; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I never said 4" +. I said 4.8" +. And yes, as an adult it almost always looks silly
46. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
The Nexus 4 is only 4.7" screen, and it's not a large phone. It's bigger than the iPhone, but hardly in the category as phablets.
Besides, Apple doesn't even have to build a much bigger phone, just ditch those ridiculously large bezels, problem solved. They already have the software to ignore side screen touches from holding the iPad Mini, use that on the iPhone.
70. bucky (Posts: 1278; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I agree with you on pretty much everything you said. I really wish they kept some high end android that I know aren't going to be forgotten. The nexus should have stayed at 4.7 max
74. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
The next best thing to hope for is more Google edition phones. Doubt they'd open up how many Nexus are allowed but if more OEMs would agree to stock and let Google push the updates, the bases would be covered.
56. darkkjedii (Posts: 10042; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
In about 348 days you'll believe it lol.
79. joey_sfb (Posts: 2472; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
With iPhone 5s sale topping the chart i really don't see why they need to change the 4" screen size.
Besides, its an unnecessary risk and also lower their profit margin.
91. saffant (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)
Risk? Most ppl want a bigger screen. Also, if fanboys love their tiny 4" screen that much, why change that? Why not just release 2 models? An iPhone 6 and a 6i
8. Dastrix (Posts: 570; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
I can't imagine an iPhone with a >4.5 incher. A ~5.0 inch iPhone? It just sounds gimmicky and fake. Takes away from the whole iPhone thing.
10. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Apple, don't forget about the NFC, 720p screen, Notification LED light, IR Blaster etc.
And please at least change a bit of the design, iPhone is premium, but boring.
You know every year, iPhones are getting boring than any other smartphone.
37. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Maybe you meant "Apple fans don't want bigger phones." Even with that, I still think they're generally eager to make the jump no matter what.
Anyway, the Note I and II sales make your statement look a bit closed-minded.
65. HouTexan (Posts: 298; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
I can guarantee you when Apple releases a bigger screened iPhone, all the Apple fans will still buy it, even the ones (my friends included) who say "Android phones are too big" lol.
80. darkkjedii (Posts: 10042; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I will... Don't need a bigger screen, but I'd welcome it. I mean why not?
92. saffant (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)
They say that one doesn't know better until's he's seen better.
15. kanagadeepan (Posts: 631; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
"HURRAH... Yet another row of icons..." /S
42. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 625; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
This time they would add a column of icons
82. taikucing (unregistered)
lol. With some launchers in android, you can customize the rows & columns of icons as you want