Apple iPhone 6 might arrive with a bigger, 4.8" display


The time for an iPhone with a larger display is finally coming. The Apple iPhone 6 will be the first iPhone to get a larger, 4.8-inch screen, according to Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek. It’s not just Misek, though - we have seen reports from the Wall Street Journal and KGI Securities mentioning an iPhone with a larger screen being in the works.

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.

source: BGR

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96 Comments

1. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

oh the fragmentation

2. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Is re-designing a fone is fragmentation ?! How?!

5. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 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: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

I know that but how is it fragmentation. Apps will still wrk on older versions. How is it a problem ?!

12. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 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: 34; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

and how many for the ipads? This is the same fragmentation with android.

30. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 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: Jun 10, 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: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

81. nvrhde

Posts: 77; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

I think, He's talking about 4.8" phones

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Awwkk dats no problem. Chill :) Now i think il wait for i6 rather den picking 5s.

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 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: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 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

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 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: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 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: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Read more about the flexible displays to find their benefits. Learn then mouth off son. tool

35. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They have immediate benefits in every phone, in that they are virtually shatter proof. No more cracked screens.

31. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 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: Sep 19, 2013

Totally amazing word fandroids I'd use it In my comments©

53. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

look at your profile picture.....your arguements are invalid!

29. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

it's not fragmentation when Apple does it

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Then it's called brilliant diversity.

40. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 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: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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: Sep 19, 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: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

and yet they have all that money and cant come up with a innovative product in 3 years....sad :(

90. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 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.

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