DisplaySearch forecasts up to 5.5 inch screen for Apple iPhone 6

DisplaySearch forecasts up to 5.5 inch screen for Apple iPhone 6
Researcher DisplaySearch has made its forecast for 2014, and expects the next iteration of Apple's smartphone to come to market carrying one of two different sized displays. One is a 4.7 inch screen with resolution of 900 x 1600 resulting in a pixel density of 386. The other is a 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 which produces a pixel density of 401ppi. The current Apple iPhone 5s has a resolution of 640 x 1136 for a pixel density of 326ppi. DisplaySearch predicts that the iPhone 6 screen will be made of  LTPS (low-temperature polysilicon) LCD, which is the same technology used for the iPhone 5s display.

This compares with DisplaySearch's estimate for high end smartphones in 2014. They see top shelf Android and Windows Phone handsets with panels of 5.7 inches and 6.2 inches this year. With a resolution of 1440 x 2560 on both panels, the respective pixel densities are 515ppi and 474ppi. Both screens would also employ the LTPS LCD technology.

According to DisplaySearch, the Apple iWatch will be equipped by Cupertino's first AMOLED screen. DisplaySearch sees the timepiece carrying a 1.3 inch or 1.6 inch flexible AMOLED screen. At the smaller size, the pixel density is 348ppi. At the larger size, the pixel density is reduced to 278ppi. Amid speculation about a 12.9 inch Apple iPad Pro tablet, DisplaySearch sees such a slate carrying a 2732 x 2048 resolution, which equates to a pixel density of 265ppi.

Earlier this year, we passed along a rumor that a 5.7 inch Apple iPhone phablet will be released in May. This is supposedly a completely different line than the Apple iPhone 6, which will be released as expected next September. According to the rumor, the latter device will have a 4.7 inch screen.


source: CNET

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36 Comments

1. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

After Apple releases a 5.5" phone then what? Samsung will be on it's 2nd generation bendable phone/tablet hybrid while Apple is still pushing "s" models. Apple is so predictable it's sad to even think that the iPhone was a desirable phone in its history. Apple lacks innovation and only thinks about maximum profits with old ideas.

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

More like Samsung will be on their second metal device lol! Dude all companies have prototypes. Until you can go to the store and buy it, it doesn't exist. By the way, the galaxy round is not a bendable phone. It's a gimmick.

16. Sreddy unregistered

if you think its so predictable, they why dont you give us a lil taste of what is in apples pipeline in next couple years, with ofcourse detailed specs of things to be released.i dont think phone arena has to post rumors by other famous people out there just follow this guy

18. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Don't worry Apples's camp is happy and excited for bigger screens. :)

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All any company thinks about is maximum profits Einstein. The only difference is the path they take to achieve them. Some people are such haters, they ooze stupidity.

2. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

My prediction 4.5'' 1080p.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

My prediction is 4.7" with pixel density of 326. Curious how that converts to horizontal and vertical pixels, though.

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

About 720p. That would result in a PPI of 312, but remember that anything over 300 is considered "Retina." Not to mention that Apple reserves the right to change the definition of "Retina Display" depending on how far from the face they say the average user holds it. Otherwise, a PPI of 326 at 720p would need a 4.5" display, which I could also see them doing.

7. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

4.8" at 1366 x 768 is actually 326 ppi

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

You might have picked the diagonal measurement, resolution and density of the screen for the iP6. A 4.8" screen size is actually pretty easy to hold and navigate with one hand (based on experience with the HTC One). +1 to you sir.

4. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

My prediction is 4.8 inch screen for the iphone 6, and the C staying at 4 inches. Apple does not need to chase the phablet market. They just need to find the sweet spot. That's iphone 6 with a 4.8 inch screen.

6. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I'm hoping they use IGZO screens, and for the screen size to be at least 4.7" , preferably 5"-5.2".

9. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I hope nobody will buy next Apple's iPhone6. That's all. Lol.

10. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Why are u Hating??

19. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

he is dreaming in his own world he doesn't know how to read apple quarter report when he's awake

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Do us all a favor, and u register you account. You're undeserving/unworthy of membership in the PA community. President Jedii approves this message.

11. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I wonder how Apple will manage changing resolution as iOS was not designed to run on multiple resolutions, at least yet. Remember the resolution bump in the 5th which resulted black bar on older apps?

12. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

This good, i cant wait to see it.

13. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Revolution in phablet segment which never existed before!

14. Sreddy unregistered

just a waiting game now!

15. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

So I guess people's thumbs for using their hands one handed just keeps getting longer and longer huh?

20. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

I would hope Apple does the smart thing when the battery and screen technology allows for a screen of 1280 x 2272. This would make it a much simpler matter for app developers to scale up or to play with more resolution. The alternatives are really painful...

21. jamesedward318 unregistered

Apple has a winner on their hands with the size they have now. No real need to change unless they feel they have to keep up with the "competition". A 4.7" display would be cool if they had to leap up in size. No need to go with a 5.5" display. Now you're going all Note-ish and that is not Apple's lane. There is reason they have the iPad mini. I will admit that a slightly larger screen would work wonders for certain apps and games.

22. joseram695

Posts: 79; Member since: May 28, 2012

My guess is they will up the display to 4.5 inches and throw in a 720p display, 5.5 just does not seem like something they would try rite now, and I seriously Doubt they will release 2 different size phones at once.

23. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

at leats they don use 2k or full hd for noyhing. 380 ppi is good

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I cannot wait to get my hands on this puppy. At&t on Craig & Clayton, here we come. iOS 8 on as large a screen as 4.7-5.5. In my Homer J. Simpson (mmmmmmmmmmmmm iPhone 6).

27. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yall know when apple drops this large screen iphone its gonna be over right? lol so many droiders are gonna jump ship.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31037; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, just watch. They won't admit it though, they'll use their new iPhone to type (I'm typing this with my galaxy).

32. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Some will use the new Typo keyboard/case if Typo releases their combo for the iP6. A lot of former BB addicts just miss the physical keyboard.

31. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

You're kidding, right? Anyone willing to jump ship so readily is not, as you put it, a "droider". Apple drops a big screen phone I go into Best Buy, mess around with it, get the same iOS experience I don't like, and I go buy the Note 4 or take out my S5 and enjoy it.

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