Apple iPhone 6 with 5" 1080p display and ultra narrow bezel could arrive next September

There have been a bunch of top-shelf analysts this month claiming that Apple iPhone 6 will sport a larger display, nearing the 5" mark, basing their predictions on supply chain channel checks. First it was the WSJ, then Peter Misek, then Brian White, then the venerable Gene Munster, and now we have a report from Japan reiterating again that next year's iPhone will flaunt a 5" 1080x1920 pixels display with 440ppi pixel density, made by LG.

The iPhone 5, claim the sources, will arrive in September, and Apple is putting a lot of thought and effort to make the bezel as negligible as possible, so as to ensure fairly comfortable one-handed operation. Of course, Tim Cook already warned that reading too much into channel checks is not advisable, as there are a lot of tests and prototype batches there. Next year is the big bi-annual redesign of the iPhone, however, if history is any indication, so where there's smoke there might be a 5" fire indeed.

Such a large iPhone would be a radical departure from everything Apple has tried with its handset so far, and the ergonomics issue will definitely be front and center on Jony Ive's desk until the design is polished. Since the chassis will have to include the Touch ID fingerprint sensor now, too, there aren't many other options to ease one-handed operation but to make the iPhone 6 as narrow and elongated as possible. What do you think?

source: via Macotakara, render courtesy of iPhone6Jailbreak

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1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 434; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

These are the same people who said there would be multiple screen sizes in the iPhone line up. From 4Inchs to 4.3, 4.5. The same who said the iPhone would have a 13mp camera. The same who said lots of bulls*** So forgive me if I have a hard time believing ANYTHING they say. Here I'll do what they do... The iPhone 6 will have 12 gb of ram Boom. I'm an analyst

3. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

RE: Post #1 D.Aceveda "The iPhone 6 will have 12 gb of ram Boom. I'm an analyst" Sources or I call bull Sir.

4. D.Aceveda

Posts: 434; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I don't need sources, I am an analyst

12. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

ANALyst :))

13. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Someone missed the joke.... I agree with you Aceveda, we were expecting so many great things with the 5S: different screen sizes, 128 GB harddrive, etc. and came up with nothing.

24. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

What I'm more surprised in is the 5s just came and we're talking about the next one due in September NEXT YEAR?

36. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Well there's nothing good to talk about now, so on to the next.

55. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Its the Apple fan moto "maybe next time".

59. applesucker

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

12 gb of ram? where they can't even make a 2gb of ram how's that possible even a 64-bit soc's are not enough to handle a 12 gb of ram

5. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

And the ifans who said 4 inches is the best, will say that 5 inches is the best :-|

37. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Same people that said 3.5" is best?

42. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

There are a lot of people who like 4 inch screens very much, especially in Europe. Nothing will be wrong if Apple will give us 2 screen sizes, one 4 and the other one 5 inch. The point is Android has different themes, widgets and so on but iOS 7 no, so a 5 inch iPhone 5S was't the thing. Maybe iOS 8 will have these functions letting us enjoy bouth them and a bigger screen.

53. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

we just say Apple is the best, regardless of screen size... don't get it confused

14. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

11.5 GB RAM. I am a better Analyst :)

17. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

If they still stick with 4" they are screwed...they might surprise us though and keep it that size. You never know when it's Apple.

19. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Don't mind if I get one in Always on Siri with stylus

30. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Envy Motorola and Samsung much?

32. ricco

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

It will have 12GB of RAM and 4Mpx front facing camera.

33. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2364; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

"the iPhone 6, our longest iPhone thus far"

45. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012


47. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Don't forget another row of icons too. Nothing innovative with design

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Ohhhh wait.... What?????? I'll belive,when i see it.

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

But will apple go with the resolution "1080x1920". They usually go with some ridiculous resolutions like the current iPhone 5,5s its hard to believe apple going to make a phablet or whatever they call it . it will be so cool if this happens. my suggestion is they should go with at least a 5.5" inch screen with a nice stylus or pen functionality.

60. Rager722 unregistered

Why are you so interested in the whole Samsung based stylus, pen feature, personally I think barely anyone uses it, even on the DS barely anyone uses it. It's practically useless.

7. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

If so, what will Apple call it as? Retina 2 display with incredible pixel density?

11. irfanil

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Retina HD or Retina+

25. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Haha they will find out some new gimmicky term to call the display which will be made by LG xD

54. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

that is actually Android that does that...

61. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Betina sounds better

8. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Wtf to that, in ur mada futhen dreams apple keep dreaming.

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