Concept video shows what the rumored 5.5" and 4.7" iPhone 6 models could look like

Concept video shows what the rumored 5.5
The Concepts iPhone team is back at it, fleshing out the latest analyst forecast for the iPhone screen size in a video format. Korean securities firm KDB Daewoo Securities Research, recently issued a note to clients on the expected specs for the Apple iPhone 6 that is supposed to arrive in late summer/early fall this year.

The report says that the Apple iPhone 6 will be available in two sizes, one with a 4.7 inch to 4.8 inch screen, and the other with a 5.5 inch glass. The resolution on the displays will be 1080 x 1920 and 1280 x 2272 respectively. The glass will be made of indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) instead of the low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) employed on current iPhone models.

This setup would leave Apple with a three-pronged approach to screen sizes, as it will likely keep the current 4" iPhone 5s as a mid-range model, as usual. While a 5.5" iPhone "phablet" sounds rather fishy, Display Search analysis back in January reiterated that diagonal being in the cards for the iPhone, so Apple might at least be toying around with the idea. Here's what the Apple portfolio might look like this year, if the 4.7" and 5.5" iPhones indeed materialize, in a concept video designed by Enrico Penello and Ran Avni.

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24 Comments

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I couldnt bare to look at that 5.5 inch, what such atrocities honestly

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Concepts never come in real life. It's a concept guys forget about it.

23. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Yup I was becoming disgusted with the 5.5 until I realized once more its a concept.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I like how they finally get the whole "it will never look different" philosophy now. Everyone is waiting for a surprise new design but it will probably be the same thing with like a metal ring around the camera or something. Then there will be a video with Ive explaining how the metal ring around the camera makes it so much more refined and perfected. The iFans will then bring up the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" argument but will slowly die a bit on the inside. Then they will buy the slightly more gold version of the phone and then put a cover on it because they love the premium feel...but through a cover.

3. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Yeh the apple fans are just hypnotized, if apple said jump they say how high. Lol but srsly I can't grasp an iPhone bigger then 4.2inches.

14. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

My expectation is for a 4.3" screen; I will get a new iPhone if it's 4.3" this coming Sept. I have to agree with Steve Jobs that people like their phones to be "portable" and would use a tablet for web surfacing or laptop replacement activities. I carry my iPhone 5S and iPad Mini wifi edition with me and it's got a lot of real estate -- it takes about three (3) Samsung Note 3's to the display area of the Mini. The bottom line is the iPhone isn't for every body. I had an android device for 2+ years and I am on the market for an android back-up phone.

5. Rocksteady unregistered

Very nice story, you've just summarized the comments section for the upcoming iphone 6 and 6s, and I enjoyed reading yor comment, +1 for ou.

7. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

But seriously what can be changed with the design? front speaker? Then what more? In the end of the day all smartphones look pretty much the same and people like different things. They will change a few things but mostly from inside. Software can be better but the 3-4 year iphones need those updates too. If you don't like the iphone then buy android. People like different things. the last argument you did apply to many many android users too. Many wants a premium feel samsung because it does feel cheap. And it DOES feel premium even with a cover on.

4. lukkiristi unregistered

Why the hell would the screen be curved like that?

19. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Was wondering that too. One thing the latest iPhones have always had is the flat approach. They know how to pack in the hardware to keep it that way, a larger phone even more so.

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Whoever made this up never think the 5.5" display with the curve glass looks extremely ugly from the side. I'm a fan of android and even I know Apple would never put up something that ugly...

8. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

JUST put attractive HOME SCREEN and i m ok with that

9. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

they really need a bigger screen device...i had the iphone 5 and the 4" screen was way to small for my needs..they should also improve battery life on their phones and stop releasing beta software for consumers...my ipad 4 suffered a lot when ios7 was first released..lots of bugs,crashes,lag and so on...they only got ironed with ios7.0.4...such a pitty,people pay a lot of money for their products and expect the best experience but in the end they feel like theygot cheated..at least, in my case...

10. Anchorman86

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

just my opinion but Apple needs to keep iPhone screens below 5". iOS just looks painfully awkward on such a large phone because there is nothing to take up space except, you guessed it, ICONS...smh.

11. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Lmaaaoooo well said, +1 to you

21. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I agree and I'm pretty sure Apple will as well, they won't release a larger device that gives up some of the ease of one hand use just because they can. It would be "rampant technology for technology's sake." Unless of course they make use of the larger screen through software, the Note 3 does a better job at this than any other phablet on the market, and iOS STILL doesn't have widgets.

24. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Yeah I tried an iphone theme on my 4.7in screen, and man I gotta say, it was ugly!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring on that delicious iOS/iPhone goodness. Money needs to be taken apple, September hurry up.

15. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Just my opinion. But for a smartphone, 4.3 inch is the perfect size. When i need a bigger size, i will pick a tablet. iPad mini/Air would be great. Android or windows based tablet sounds good too. Oh, i don't like a phablet anyway.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why don't u like phablets

18. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Well, tablets offers me lots of fun than phablets could do.

17. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Phablets aren't for everyone. Personally, i couldn't use a smartphone with a display under 5 inches. Which is why I only considered the Note 3, HTC One Max, and the Lumia 1520 (went with the Note 3). I don't see the need for a tablet when i already have a phablet. But to each his/her own.

20. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

the 4.7" Full HD 440 ppi, would be perfect for me!

22. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Uumm that was kind of a worthless video. What exactly did they add other than resizing an existing iPhone and slightly skewing the top bezel. I could make this in sketch in 5 seconds after downloading an already built current iPhone model. Can we only post concepts that actually bring something new to the table and aren't rescales of current stuff?

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