Rumor: Apple prepping 5.8-inch iPhone with OLED screen

Rumor: Apple prepping 5.8-inch iPhone with OLED screen
Get your salt shaker out. According to Digitimes, Apple is working on a new iPhone model that would feature a 5.8-inch OLED screen. There has been plenty of guessing as to when an OLED-screened iPhone might be ready for prime time. Connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that this won't happen until 2019.

Don't expect Apple to introduce a 5.8-inch OLED screened model this year. Digitimes says that we won't see such a handset from Apple until 2017 at the earliest. The rumor adds that Samsung will supply the bulk of the OLED panels used by Apple for the iPhone, with LG Display and Japan Display picking up the slack. The 5.8-inch iPhone could be named the iPhone Pro.

On March 21st, Apple is believed to be introducing a brand new 4-inch handset called the Apple iPhone SE. The unit will be powered by the A9 chipset, offer NFC and Apple Pay, and carry a 12MP rear-facing camera. The iPhone SE is expected to offer Live Photos without using 3D Touch. At the event on the 21st, we should also see a new 9.7-inch version of the Apple iPad Pro with an Apple A9X chipset, 4GB of RAM, quad-speakers, and support for the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard.

Lastly, a refreshed Apple Watch could be unveiled at the event, with FaceTime support.

source: Digitimes via RedmondPie

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50 Comments

1. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Add water resistance and wireless charging and I may end my 5 year Apple hiatus.

5. jabrecer

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

Also add SD cards and I might be ending mine too...

37. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Yours will not come to an end.

48. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Dream on! You will never be an Apple user then.

6. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Also, I think an upgrade in screen resolution can be good too.

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

wow apples getting desperate for sales a 5.8 would be a huge fail for them ios users dont want bigger. 3 or 4 inch is perfect

17. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Get a life engineer

29. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He is only tell the truth. Apple fanboys mad fun of Samsung for big screens, now after seeing how nice the bigger screens are they think they are great.

26. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

That 5.8 will replace the current iPhone plus (Bezel King!) at the same body dimension.

32. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

No, it will certainly have the size of a tablet.

35. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

5.8" will be the screen size if this rumor is correct. Then over all size of the phone will be more than 7 inch, in lieu to the big bezels legacy of apple. That will be a pretty big device. I don't think apple is crazy to make this device.

39. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They really should add that stuff and I assume they have overhauled the design to get an incredible screen to body ration, one above 70% at least, since they are increasing the screen size of the plus model. If the ration is still in the 60% then an iphone sporting a 5.8in screen will be way to big.

2. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Might actually consider trying an Iphone if this is true.

3. pecapello

Posts: 106; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

yeah but by the time it gets to the market other OEMs will be many years ahead, maybe with 4k flexible screens and 12 GB of RAM... just a guess.

4. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

16gb= 1000$

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Apple iNote 7s

14. Unordinary unregistered

I guess Samsung copied my old JVC big screen (when they were actually considered enormous 80inch screens back then) TV when they released a big tv screen years ago loll. JVsCamsung ws-55313

15. willard12 unregistered

I guess the CEO of Samsung never walked on a stage and told the world 80 inch screens were too big.

16. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Whoooosh! As the joke approaches the speed of sound over your head. Did I mention any copying? smh

18. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The irony is delicious.

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

At least they weren't the hypocrites insulting big screens on TVs nor on SmartPhones (https://db.tt/cPRWBt2h), nor did they go insulting OLED technology (http://cnet.co/1L6mVod) just to later back pedal on all the insults and follow the competition.

22. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Hmm if the rumors are true...we have ourselves an iPhone Pro.

8. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Add Android and I'd be in. :)

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Add A10x and 6 gb of ram

10. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

2019?.. Phones will be implanted into our brains by then remember so what's the point? Apple again with already outdated hardware I see. :p

23. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Brain implanted phone pssshhh, old tech, Apples way ahead of the game with Brain 'washing'.

24. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Pretty impressive to see iPhone 6s having the same battery life as the Note 5, and smashing everyone in terms of both muti - single core processing.. only coming in second to the Note. For a phone with "outdated hardware" coming in as second only to the Note 5.. thats pretty impressive

25. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's only got t2 cores, get back to me when they have the best and got 4 cores and so on, how many android phone with hi end CPUs have only 2 cores, none, that becasie android works best with more cores My uk s7 is so fast, no lag at all and even gets 0ver 131000 in antutu, I noted posters in this site saying Samsung was over clocking phone at the show to get, that, they was not over clocking anything, the CPU is 100% under clocked, it never lags when doing updates and other things like being reported for the sd820 and also the scores do not come down big time like the sd 820

42. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Yeah, it only has 2 cores yet it's out performing phones with 4 cores.. its pathetic and shameful that android phones with 4 core cant outperform Apples 2 cores.

41. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

"iPhone 6s having the same battery life as the Note 5" Maybe in the wonderland but not on this Earth

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