Ready for the 6" iPhone? Apple tipped to release a 5.85" iPhone 9 and 6.46" 9 Plus next year


Since Samsung is still the largest mobile OLED display supplier globally, it is no wonder that the first rumors about the screen sizes of next year's iPhone 9 and 9 Plus, or whatever Apple calls them, is coming from industry sources in Korea. Allegedly, Apple will be releasing two phones next year - one with a 5.85" OLED display, like the diagonal rumored for the iPhone 8, and a larger one with a 6.46" panel.

Given the trend for bezel-less designs, we'd expect the 6"+ iPhone 9 Plus to actually be the size of the current 7 Plus or even smaller, so we wouldn't gasp with disgust that Apple could release a giant shovel of a phone just yet. The more logical explanation is that it will have a larger and smaller iPhone to choose from, as usual, with the smaller one being an upgrade of the "all-screen" iPhone 8 that is likely to be unveiled next month, and the larger one having a similar edge-less design, but with a longer screen diagonal. 

This jibes with the rumors that Apple will be moving to iPhones with OLED displays a year earlier than the 2019 plan, and will eventually have three OLED iPhones to choose from next year, the tentative 8, 9 and 9 Plus. Apparently, Apple scrapped the plans to issue a 5.28" OLED iPhone next year, given the current consumer trend of ever-larger displays in relatively compact bodies. The sources say that the work on next year's iPhones with Samsung and other parts suppliers has started earlier than usual, and the team from Cupertino may order as many as 170 million OLED panels for its Fall 2018 iPhone crop.

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20 Comments

33. Romantico3pe

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

Burn in is real

29. YeahYeah

Posts: 254; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Samsung lead.. the rest follows

28. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Nice method for Apple. This year release the iPhone 8 with the new bezeless deisgn, while alos having the 7s and 7s Plus for people to transition. Next year, just make it all bezeless in two siezes

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung has a 5" phone way back in 2011. Apple comes with their 5" phone years later. You expect smart people, not stupid Apple fanboys, to believe Apple is gonna release a iPhone with a 6" display with one year of another OEM doing it? PA keep writing these stupid baseless Apple articles where you have no confirmed sourced fact. The iPhone was the same size for the past 3 years with the 7S making it 4 years they used the same basic design. Now we are to believe next year they will make such a big phone?

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

More made up fake news!!!

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

If that's true I would rather skip this year's model.

19. twens

Posts: 1191; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Suddenly the note 8 screen is not tall.

18. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

I have to admit, an iPhone 5 size device with edge to edge screen would be pretty sweet...

17. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Bigger and better iPhones, keep em' coming!

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Rumor about iPhone9 already? Preparing to get dissapointed by iPhone8? And what aboud iPhone8s?

6. rdvn26

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

Waiting for apple fanboys comment about oled screens

4. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

iphonies will celebrate each and every bigger iphone that comes out...alot of iphonies realize big is great LOL i find that the blu studio 7.0 lte 7 inch screen is the perfect size for me, but darn the specs LOL...1gb ram/8gb storage LOL

3. lightyears

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

So now Apple blindly following in the footsteps of Samsung?

5. Saioofi

Posts: 348; Member since: May 23, 2014

How exactly? By minimizing the size of the bezels and making the corners rounded? LG did that first so basically Samsung copied LG.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Seeing that LG and Samsung are in the same country, how hard is it for LG to know or have an idea what Samsung is doing. You claim is BS, because Samsung had curved displays on phones before LG. Just because LG released a phone first that has a curved display. doesn't;t mean they had the idea or concept first. This article stated that several OEM's would be bring curved display product to the market around the same time, and they did. https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/09/curved-tv-screens/index.htm Stop being biased to a single OEM. It is stupid to do so. You work for zero of these companies. Such tech takes years to perfect and release. You have zero inside knowledge on when any OEM started any new concept for a product. Coming to market frist doesn't mean they had the idea first. And the LG Flex was garbage compared to Samsung curved phones and now LG is copying Samsung's curved phones. The LG V30 looks like the S8.

2. gigicoaste

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

6.46".. sure that will not be huge for PA since it comes from Apple.. all the other are monstrous, right?

1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

3.5in is the perfect size.lol

8. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Man i kind of think if apple had implemented a bottom notch that housed a bottom speaker this phone would have been more unique. But that top notch is awkward to look at and makes me feel uncomfortable.

9. Nopers unregistered

It was when all we did was listen to music, text, email and occasionally surf the web. Now we watch films, read full articles, take lots of photos, edit those photos and we want lots of screen real estate and lots of battery capacity. Screen size will only stop growing when we can no longer fit our phones in our pockets any more.

32. KingSam

Posts: 1551; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Thats what she said.

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