DisplaySearch forecasts up to 5.5 inch screen for Apple iPhone 6
posted by Alan F. / Jan 14, 2014, 9:58 PM
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.
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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.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 10:30 PM 10
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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.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 11:01 PM 3
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
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 12:12 AM 0
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My prediction 4.5'' 1080p.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 10:32 PM 1
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My prediction is 4.7" with pixel density of 326. Curious how that converts to horizontal and vertical pixels, though.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 10:44 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 10:52 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 12:14 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 10:49 PM 0
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I hope nobody will buy next Apple's iPhone6. That's all. Lol.
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 11:10 PM 3
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Why are u Hating??
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 11:22 PM 0
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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?
posted on Jan 14, 2014, 11:23 PM 2
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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...
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 12:22 AM 1
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.
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 12:31 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 12:50 AM 0
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yall know when apple drops this large screen iphone its gonna be over right? lol so many droiders are gonna jump ship.
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 7:42 AM 0
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Yep, just watch. They won't admit it though, they'll use their new iPhone to type (I'm typing this with my galaxy).
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 9:16 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 15, 2014, 9:47 AM 0
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