Apple hints at new screen sizes and resolutions for the Apple iPhone 6 and the next Apple iPads

Apple hints at new screen sizes and resolutions for the Apple iPhone 6 and the next Apple iPads
Nestled away inside the Apple Developer Portal, is the Xcode 6 Beta that is designed to help developers. The program lets them visualize their work on a simulated Apple iPhone and Apple iPad screen. In the past, developers were limited to using a fixed resolution based on current iOS offerings. But with the release of the Xcode 6 Beta at WWDC on Monday, something new has been spotted.

Developers now have the option to select a resizable Apple iPhone screen, or a resizable Apple iPad screen. It all suggests something that has been obvious for month; Apple is going to raise the screen-size of the Apple iPhone 6.

The talk around the water cooler is that in September, Apple will release a 4.7 inch version of the Apple iPhone 6. A 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet will be unveiled later this year, or some time in 2015. We should see a more powerful and faster A8 processor, improvements to the rear camera, and a larger capacity battery. The next iterations of the 9.7 inch and 7.9 inch Apple iPad models, should both include the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and an A8 processor.

source: mac4ever (translated) via AppleInsider

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. wilsong17 unregistered

Wow how lame is this and why is thus news worthy

26. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Wow, how lame is your comment, and why are you reading this article? lol

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

And they're going to say that their new resolution is better than 2560x1600 or other higher resolutions just because their iDevices are rocking that resolution...

11. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Lol... Anyway new screen size and higher resolution is very welcome but i wonder how well they'll utilize those extra spaces. Hope not with another 2 rows of colorful icon. They need something else than icons something similar to tiles or widgets. i hope they'll find something unique like Microsoft did. Surprise me apple

20. TrePharaoh

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Doubt it. If they another idea for utilizing the space it probably would of been introduced at WWDC for iOS 8. Even the iPad only has icons which has a very large screen.

23. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

So there wont be an 8.1 update. iOS 8 will reamin the same forever LOL the logic of you people is fantastic.

3. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Even though they blatantly ripped off Android, I can't wait iOS Kit Kat on the next generation iPad. I think that's going to be awesome.

4. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

wow,you are using device with same OS as tesco and walmart tablet,i'm sure thats hot deal

5. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

you are either completely oblivious as to how android ripped off iOS from the start of public release, or you simply are in deep denial and unable to accept the truth. look it up and you'll see how android was never meant to be like what it is today, until the first iPhone was announced and google had to scrap everything and rebuild android from the ground up. yea, keep telling yourself that iOS is an android ripoff

9. wilsong17 unregistered

You are oblivious that android hold 80 percent world wide so how is this copy of ios..... when ios going to multi task

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the average Joe doesn't multitask.. so is not a big deal..

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

@eggimage -- If you are serious about the entire "rip off" thing, maybe you will research all the small companies that Apple ripped off to come up with the iPhone. Some of them got a bit of money when Apple bought their patents, many got nothing.

13. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

i bet google and microsoft has even more of that we are all donkeys to these big companies,what makes you think one is different from another

24. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Buying patents isn't 'ripping someone off' lol its called 'buying patents' LOL wow...and at least Apple buys patents, Samsung STEALS them ALL!

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Watch it have the same exact 8MP camera for the fourth year in a row...

25. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

There is HUGE differences between the 8mp camera of the iPhone 4 and the 5s. HUGE. A camera is more than just megapixels. It is the lens, the apperture, and the sensor, AND the flash all that make a difference. Why do you think there is a difference between a $799 SLR camera and a $149 Sony Cool pix???

7. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

So in 2014 it will almost have a HD resolution?

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I'm surprised there is not a PhoneArena news article claiming that Apple is going to be making physically resizable iPhones and iPads using "liquid metal" and "flexible screens".

12. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Honestly, when i first see those pictures showing resizable iPhone and ipad i thought this article actually gave hint to physically resizable iphine/ipad. But that's seems unlikely since apple is not that flexible but miracle may happens. If it does it'll be awesomee

14. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Retina is better then quad HD lol...

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Retina made by Samsung, LG and Sharp.

15. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I suppose iphone 6 already scored 10 out of 10 on this website just base on the rumors. Who needs review.

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I hear they had to adjust the scale to 11, the new iPhone 6 is so amazing, so magical.

18. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Why aren't Apple users talking about Android's fragmentation anymore? ;)

22. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Because I like to enjoy my OS of choice and not worry too much on the OS I don't use

19. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I wonder if Mr Jobs would let Apple make bigger screened Iphones and IPADS. this is a new day and Apple Fans deserve Iphones and IPADS with bigger screens.I think they will get them.The 12 inch screen IPAD i think will come into being because now that Apple has MS Office 365 capability and some Apple Folks will purchase it. They will really need an IPAD with a bigger screen to see what they are doing on their IPAD'S screen. Windows Fans like myself are really happy that the Surface Pro 3 has a Bigger screen. most Windows fans will use our Surface Pro 3 on a Desk anyhow so we do not worry about it being a Big ass tablet when you hold it in your hands but it does have a new great stylus and instant access to one note when you press the the stylus's top button =COOL

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