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Apple to unveil both a 4.7 inch and 5.7 inch version of the Apple iPhone at WWDC?

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Apple to unveil both a 4.7 inch and 5.7 inch version of the Apple iPhone at WWDC?
According to Sun Chyang Xu, an analyst from China who made a prescient call on the Motorola Moto X, Apple is going to have a pair of launches for the Apple iPhone in 2014. According to the analyst, Apple will start trial production of the Apple iPhone 6 with production of 2 million to 3 million units starting in May. This phone will feature a 4.7 inch screen with the same 640 x 1136 resolution used on its 4 inch models.

The second version of the Apple iPhone to be released this year will have a larger 5.7 inch screen, with higher resolution than the iPhone 6. An earlier report from DisplaySearch Taiwan stated that the 4.7 inch iPhone will offer resolution of 720 x 1280, while the 5.7 inch version will have resolution of 1080 x 1920.

Both handsets are expected to be introduced at WWDC in June, although the iPhone 6 will be available shortly after the developers' conference, and the larger screened model will be released later in the year. Apple launched two different iPhone variants last year, the Apple iPhone 5s and the Apple iPhone 5c, to keep up with the various Android models that are produced from a number of different manufacturers. The next step would seem to be Apple holding two different launches a year.

The 4.7 inch iPhone 6 is expected to keep an 8MP camera on back so that the phone can remain thin. Confirming an earlier report, the body of the next-gen iPhone is expected to be a thin 6mm. Returning to the camera, the rear-facing snapper will offer OIS and an aperture of f/1.8, which should allow for some great photographs taken under low-light conditions. To put that in perspective, the aperture on the rear-facing snapper on the Apple iPhone 5s is f/2.2.

The above report is very similar to another one we passed along at the beginning of this year. That report, out of Japan, had Apple producing both 4.7 inch and 5.7 inch models of the iPhone, just like the information unearthed by Sun Chyang Xu. The difference is that this report had Apple launching the 5.7 inch version in May as part of  a brand new phablet line, while the smaller 4.7 inch version would be launched in September.
 
While the two stories are not perfectly a match, the fact that they both talk of  4.7 inch and 5.7 inch variants of the iPhone could be a positive sign that we will see two iPhone versions launched this year, featuring screens with those dimensions.

source: TencentDigitalNews (translated) via UnwiredView 

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posted on 20 Jan 2014, 06:45 6

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Finally!

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 06:57 5

4. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 633; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Surely, 4.7" would be plastic & 5.7 of aluminum..
But not going to happen...
And with those huge bezels, this phone would be bigger than Galaxy Mega..

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:04

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1375; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


They are going to shrink bezels. And eventhough both will probably be aluminum, plastic is not necessarily bad.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:30 1

17. htainlintha (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)


uh..I think S4 has 5 inch so their 4.7 inch is smaller and 5.7 inch is the same with Note 3 and Galaxy Mega is 6.3inches so it is way bigger than 5.7inch I bet. BTW, apple said 4 inch is the best fit for their users' hands,why do they wanna change it? are they lying everything about retina pixel density and screen size since from the beginning? :'( Damn apple. Now they are after Samsung's way too.bigger phones to be produced.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:56 6

18. Finalflash (Posts: 1675; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


LOL yea, can't wait for all the back tracking and blind acceptance by their fans.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 08:17 5

24. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Grow up - you're allowed to be wrong. Apple thought it could run the market with only a 4'' phone. This turns out not to be the case. 4" phones may fit in customers hands the best but 4.7"+ screens are what the customers want. They're doing what any smart company would do and re-evaluating their business plan.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 10:26 3

34. Finalflash (Posts: 1675; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Well, good to see you getting a head start but that is just what the apologists will say. They knew well before the release of the iPhone 5 that people wanted larger phones because they had seen the success of the Galaxy S3 and Note series by then. To say they still thought 4 was best is by far the dumbest excuse. They just wanted to make money on as many chumps as possible and milk it HARD to make sure they got all the money they can for minor updates and gimmicks and then release something marginally up to industry standards.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 10:36 1

35. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


I agree with everything you're saying. They wanted to milk out what they had for as long as possible. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". They did that as long as they could, and now time has expired. Their next move is a larger screen size.

I'm an Apple supporter but will be the first one to tell you they haven't done anything revolutionary since inventing the iPod, but what they have done (and continue to do) is create flawless, beautiful products. It's not complex. It's not ahead of the technology curve. It just works the best. That's all I (and a vast majority of America [and now rest of the world - as seen with their sales in China, etc.]) want.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 11:04 3

36. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


"Works the best?! Flawess? Beautiful products?"

That's the problem with you Apple people you THINK that Apple can do no wrong. iOS 7 has so many problems it's not even funny. My iPhones that I carried in the past had issues quite often. The home buttons went bad, the lock button went bad several times, the reception quality compared to other manufacturers was substandard at best. And Apple nickle and dimed me to death. Reminded me of doing business with Bank of America.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 13:10

67. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Well you sir are in the minority I have been for Apple for years and owned many Apple products and let me tell you sir.. they do work flawlessly.. you know what fandroids told me when I left Android?.. that my device was not a flagship. that it did not had the latest Android version., that one device is not enought ot pass judgement.. it seems that history is repeating itself.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 14:12

51. Finalflash (Posts: 1675; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


But there in lies the problem. No one is asking for revolutionary actions, that is asking too much. But is it too much to ask just to have them keep up with the competition. They have like 100+ billion in the bank, you really think they cannot make a larger phone because of resources or something? There is really no excuse to run a 4 inch phone for 2 years and only add a finger print sensor (10% camera pixel size is laughable).

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 17:48

55. techaman (unregistered)


if i remember correctly they were gonna keep the 8 meg camera because its all the user needs.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 13:11

68. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


same thing can Apply to Samsung for continuing to use plastic

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 08:37 3

27. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Oh yeah, you know it's coming. I'm sure Darkkjedi will have his Apple Cheerleading outfit on and his signature plastic Apple Megaphone in hand.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 12:49 1

48. Isitforyou (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Hippys and cults along with him, will be camping shamelessly.
Apple will also be paying Hippys and students along with public to create a massive hype, as if the world is waiting for the next revolution......

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 11:08 4

38. electrophage (Posts: 35; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I agree. All the sanctimonius harping against Android Phablets, and there gonna build one of their own! LOL Proof that Android is the leader of the market now

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 13:14

69. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


The only proof I see is that you blindly accept anything Android throws your way...

posted on 22 Jan 2014, 07:11

72. htainlintha (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)


I think you are the one blindly accepting apple,wait what? did apple pay you to praise apple in any ways possible for you and bash android? because your brand possession is beyond cure and so what accept this,apple iphone has only 640p in a 4 inch which you can't even watch 720pHD youtube video.(oh they are trying to catch up others with 4.7 and 5.7inchs iph6? right? No matter their hardware inside has improved, software can't take advantage of it and freaking marketing of M7 of tracking your motions,for god sake,only idiotic fans like you galitoking will accept it cos it is the same with other phones' graphic cards(like Mali,Tegra,Adreno) since the process of tracking you walking because it jsut needs apps to make use of it and Android has many similar apps like S-Health which can show you even you did walk fast or ran or jogged etc etc and they can do even better. Not to mention parallax effect is completely from Android so why don't you stop barking? Do you even know that their notification center is the wanna-be Android notification bar with less usabilities? Stop deceiving yourself by telling everyone you have used Android yet you haven't even used once LOL! what a moron you are,noob. Bear in mind one thing that it is everybody's freedom and they can do/use whatever they want.You can't assume them wrong nor bad because most of them don't like what you like.
P.S-try "Google now" to make you feel utterly sad for your useless crap Siri!b**tch :D

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 11:54

40. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 355; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


You really think Apple will skip out on the opportunity to make thin bezels and overhype the hell out of it?

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 20:28

64. quakan (Posts: 1176; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I would hope the 4.7" wouldn't be plastic. Seeing as how I don't have Shaq hands, I don't want ever want to own a phablet.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:25

14. abdane (Posts: 475; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


if the 4.7" iPhone was really any of those two resolutions i will pass it, if it was 1080p 4.7"... COUNT ME IN!

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:30

16. Teja171 (unregistered)


Yeah, finally not much improvement from its predecessor, Sammy will be the winner again.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:56 5

19. night_elf (Posts: 38; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


:D Apple copying Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony...

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 08:02 7

20. akki20892 (Posts: 3413; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


still iphone 6 is going to compare mid-rangers, not high-rangers.......!!!

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 09:02 3

28. ihavenoname (Posts: 1375; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


If you haven't noticed, 5S is compared to Note 3, Z1 etc. and so will be 6 compared to S5, Z2 etc. And 5S is one of fastest phones on market, camera is sublime and build quality is great, so it's far from mid-range.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 12:07

44. MojoDojo (Posts: 82; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Do you know why its one of the fastest phones on the market? The 5S

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 17:51

56. techaman (unregistered)


because it does not do much and now its got a faster chip to do not much with. hahaha

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 13:18

70. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


It does to keep their fan base happy... check numbers.. Apple satisfied customers is higher than all Android combine.. I will take a phone that doesn't do much but does well over a phone that supposed to do much and does.. average.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 08:03 3

21. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1193; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Don't get your hopes up that this is true. Just look at the resolutions. Android yes but iOS is not forgiving when it comes to resolutions. Current apps would not fit correctly and you will have borders around all sides.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 17:52

57. techaman (unregistered)


the only reason its been 4 inch screen for so many years is because they tried a bigger screen and res was low and they did not have a company to buy or copy from.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 09:22

32. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I will go for the 4.7" one for sure.
5.7" for an iPhone is too big, regarding the big bezels of iPhones.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 06:50

2. android_hitman (Posts: 592; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


which one is correct?
This phonewill feature a 4.7 inch screen with the same 640 x 1136 resolution used on its 4 inch models.
Taiwan stated that the 4.7 inch iPhone will offer resolution of 720 x 1280

i really don't understand

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 06:56 3

3. Alan01 (Posts: 181; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


The report from the analyst calls for the 640 x 1136 resolution, but an earlier report from DisplaySearch Taiwan says that the iPhone 6 will have 720 x 1280 resolution while the 5.7 inch screen will be 1080 x 1920

Regards,
Alan F.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:09

9. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I hope. 1080p

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 11:58

41. shahrooz (Posts: 137; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


well it barely makes a difference why are you asking? 640x1136 470x1280

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 13:13

50. buccob (Posts: 1393; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


470x1280 does not exist in standard resolutions... it would be wider than 2.35:1 movies

now 720x1280, you are right... but it would be better for them to use 720p standard for simplicity. And doing so would still allow them to be above 300ppi (~312ppi).

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 06:58

5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1375; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Great! And already at WWDC? Apple, bring it on! And if it has even more powerful processor, wow (though A7 is 100% enough).

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:00

6. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


With an A7X & A8 chip?

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:05 3

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2586; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Why 640 x 1136 resolution???

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 12:10

45. stealthd (Posts: 948; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Because that's the resolution they're already using. No need to optimize apps for a slightly different resolution or aspect ratio. Although I doubt they'd actually use that for a larger screened phone. When "retina" first came out on the iPhone 4, it was at 960x640, a step up from other phones that year that were typically 840x480 or 854x480. They've put money into more expensive displays before, so with Android manufacturer's eyeing displays around 2560x1440 for this year, I don't think it'd be suprprising for them to double the current iPhone resolution to 2272 x 1280. That'd be in line with their past upgrades, make it easy for developers to swtich, and not be any more expensive for the display than what competitors are using.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:12

10. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


If this is true oh boy gotta have this baby.

"Taiwan stated that the 4.7 inch iPhone will offer resolution of 720 x 1280".

i'm not really a fan of the phablet sized phones.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:12 1

11. _Bone_ (Posts: 2123; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Unlikely.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:15 2

12. Bozzor (Posts: 111; Member since: 02 May 2012)


OK, there is NO WAY Apple will ship a phone with sub-Retina resolution. The visual experience is key to the user experience and Apple always goes forward, not backward with something so fundamental as this. My guess is Apple will either keep the same ppi...or do what they did from the move from the iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4: quadruple the pixel count. Double it both vertically and horizontally. There will be space for a much larger battery, and more advanced LTPS tech should keep battery life good, though it won't be easy.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 11:36

39. Taters (Posts: 2822; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


They did it with the ipad 2 and ipad mini and people still sucked them. I am positive that Apple will try and get away with it.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 12:11

46. stealthd (Posts: 948; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Those aren't phones.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 15:03

52. iampayne (Posts: 235; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


What? The iPad 1 didn't have a 300+ ppi resoultion so how exactly is that going backwards? And the first iPad Mini was a first gen product so there was no way to go backwards. Now if you mean they shipped after "retina" was a thing I sort of understand. However my guess is they wanted to test on a smaller screen first and see how battery life fairs before blowing it up to full iPad size. Same with the first mini not being 300+ppi.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 17:59

58. techaman (unregistered)


are you kidding me they went back so many times i dont know what direction there going now. they added finger print 2 years after the first there display is so sub par and other things. when they put a bigger screen on they will find everything come to a hault battery, resolution, heat dissipation. ect

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:20 1

13. Teja171 (unregistered)


No improvement at all. Samsung is the topper again.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 07:29

15. Topcat488 (Posts: 1138; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


I stopped buying iphones at ip4, waiting for a larger screen... Can't wait to have that 5.7" in my hands, FINALLY!

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 08:06 4

22. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1193; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


"Can't wait to have that 5.7" in my hands, FINALLY!"

That's what your ex-girlfriend said!

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 21:03

65. Topcat488 (Posts: 1138; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


More like what a fanboyfriend1974 would say... 0.o

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 08:16

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 10968; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man I'm looking forward to to both of these. Hope they materialize, if so I'm straight camping out...like always.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 08:31 4

25. Isitforyou (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


What is this world coming to, my GOD followers and fans lining up and camping for old outdated tech.....? And in thiy believe it has something that no other phones have....?

The iPone4 was 3.5inch, when the Iphone5 came out, Apple increased it to 4inch. So it is likely the next iphone6 should come with 4.5inch screen, with the same iphone5 resolution, with same pixels.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 08:35 3

26. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I can't wait to t see the iFans talking about how awesome their new larger screened iPhone is. I'm sure it'll be the same iFans that said "Man that screen and phone is just too big. This 4" non HD screen is all I need."

At least Apple is actually making the screens HD. It's okay it only took them 2 years to catch up with everyone else like always, if this is indeed truth.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 09:20 2

31. Isitforyou (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Who cares, no one cares! Ifans only care as long it has an Apple sign, it means the world to them.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 11:07 4

37. fanboyoftech (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


Yup! Put an apple logo on a sheet of paper and we'll all pay $600 for it! baaaaah baaaah baaah.

God you Android people are so lame. It's the same thing over and over again calling people with iPhones sheep, and implying that we're stupid. While most successful people own an iPhone, because it doesn't look like a toy, a la Android.

But here's something to think about;
It's a PHONE. A PHONE. Yup, it has a lot more functions than that. But, IT'S A PHONE.

And why do you care how and where people spend their money?

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 17:08 1

53. darkkjedii (Posts: 10968; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You sure shut him up +1

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 18:04

59. techaman (unregistered)


true but its not a phone any more most company it people use the android phones for vpn clients and other stuff email and message these are no longer just a phone ask anyone with sprint we will tell you its not a phone because most times i cant make a call on it lol.
talking on a phone is going out faster then vhs when dvd hit the market.

posted on 21 Jan 2014, 13:22

71. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Same thing fandroids said when the supposed 'project butter' eliminated the lag.. thanks for catching up..

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 09:17

29. nctx77 (Posts: 483; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I called it! I knew there would be a release of something at WWDC. Athens iwatch will launch in September and the phablet will launch along side the ipad. I really think the phablet will run ipad apps. The only thing they need to add is multi window to ios 8 and I'm good!

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