Wall Streeter says Apple has made a final decision to use a 4.8 inch screen on the Apple iPhone 6

Wall Streeter says Apple has made a final decision to use a 4.8 inch screen on the Apple iPhone 6
Timothy Arcuri, an analyst with Cowen and Company, says that Apple has come to a final decision regarding the screen size of the next-gen iPhone. According to Arcuri, the Apple iPhone 6 will feature a 4.8 inch screen, up from the 4 inch glass currently employed by Apple on its flagship model. The analyst reached this figure after doing some checks of Apple's supply chain.

The report to investors dovetails a similar one made in September by well connected Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. That report said that the iPhone 6 will have a larger screen, but will not be as large as 5 inches. This way, the phone could still be operated with one hand. Whatever Kuo says should be listened to intently. Last year, weeks before the Apple iPhone 5s was unveiled, the analyst correctly predicted that the next flagship iPhone would have a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button and even correctly wrote of the sapphire that the home button would employ. More recent reports have Apple designing two separate models, a 4.7 inch iPhone 6, and a 5.7 inch phablet.

Arcuri says that the next iPhone will also offer the latest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac. Macs that Apple refreshed last year include the new standard, but the Apple iPhone 5s is limited to 802.11n connectivity. He also says that the next major iOS release will feature "key software innovations" with new features based on iBeacon, Passbook and TouchID. Besides the latter, he expects the 64-bit A7 processor to give Apple the ability to offer features that would allow it to gain a step up on its rivals.

The analyst expects a September unveiling of the iPhone 6, but some sources have told him that a June launch of the next generation iPhone is possible. In addition, Arcuri is also calling for the launch of a 13 inch Apple iPad later this year, which he says will blur the line between tablet and PC.

source: AppleInsider

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80 Comments

78. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

I was thinking a 4.4" :/ , a 1250X704 resolution to make it 326 PPi if they make a 4.4" screen a bit wider a bit taller 2.31-2.35(?) 4 .87"-5.0" 8MP with OIS and other advancements dual core 1.6GHz (highly optimized cortex A57 64 bit)with 2GB ram of LPDDR4 next gen power vr GPU iOS 8 a 2000 mAh battery other features of the phone, and upgrading from an iPad mini! An upgrade from a a5 processor to a a8 processor would be awesome! I think the iPhone 5C successor would go upto 4.8" and the 6 successor should go upto 4.4":)

76. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

There's some semblance of logic to this analyst's conjecture though, Apple being cautious the way they do wouldn't wanna risk another cannibalization to their iPad Mini pie by ways of having a 5.7" iPhone to the lineup. That being said it's a pity if this is true. I'm actually more intrigued about Apple going head to head to Samsung's Note 3 w/ a 5.7" + stylus.

65. phonearenaviewer

Posts: 59; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I have had iPhone 4 and 5. First Apple products I have ever owned. Since I have an iPad and mac Mini. Apple makes great products. I also have a Moto X and like the screen size better as it's easier for my aging eyes to view. Apple should make different sized phones for all. What I also have noticed the last year women, who used to always be iPhone are now using larger screened phones like Galaxy's. I think Apple has to change to the changing demographics of cell phone users.

56. kevkyle

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

47. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I don't want a 5" screen.

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think 4.8 is big enough bucky, but apple will make the phone very comfy to hold. You know they do it right.

58. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And if it isn't comfy to hold.... you're holding it wrong ;)

63. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

There's an app for that.

39. Mian.Shahzad

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

and this will 4.6 inch tall and 2 inces wide :p

23. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Apple taking cues from SAMSUNG who was the pioneer with 4.8'' diagonal on the S3..bravely going into unmarked territory from the 4.3" standard!

30. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

more like taking cues from what the consumer wants ;)

67. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Apple doesn't give a crap what the consumers want.

34. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

btw the Apple Newton was 6", just saying

36. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Not to mention that the S3 wasn't the first major flagship with a diagonal above 4.3".

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well Samsungs taken plenty of cues from apple, they owe em a few. Ya dig?

20. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

LOL, now the ihaters won't be using the "you've got a small display" line anymore.

15. E34V8

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

But how come? Wasn't 3.5" (later 4") the perfect size for a phone, not like all those silly Android phones and their 5" full HD screens ? I'm confused. Is 4.8" the new 3.5"? :)

17. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

if apple makes it, yes .. and will be amazing, magical and revolutionary...

80. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

well, it is kind of like SIMON SAYS - if APPLE says, the iZombies will purchase it. These people call every year wanting to upgrade to the next iphone, and they are on a two year contract - luckily, now, that has changed with the new options.

14. Chikara

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

It would be a real improvement if they added a better removable battery with at least 2500-3000mAh ,plus SD card support. And that is pretty basic stuff, and i don't really know why they haven't done it by now...- oh wait, i know...we all do, they just want to make more money for replacing battery and for the 32-64gb models. If that's not the reason then the engineers must be stupid, how hard could it be?

24. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Go figure, why all that crap? An increase in capacity is guaranteed if the size of the iphone changes, it wasn't mentioned cause its just pointless coming from an Wall Street Analyst. Higher battery capacity doesn't always translate to better battery life if a device is not optimised which I believe Apple does well, so it's a no brainer. The other things you mentioned, meh.

44. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Sorry Galaxy devices are that way. I don't want garbage SD card storage that can only store files, not apps and access them SLOWLY.

59. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Samsung devices let you install apps to the SD card + Class 10 SD cards are blazing fast. Don't spew BS if you don't know the facts.

72. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

How is more storage a bad thing? So what if you can't store apps on the SD card. How about you use the internal memory for apps and the SD card for media. Now you don't have to worry about app space because your media is stored somewhere else. And if a person doesn't need much storage space, they just don't install an SD card. Why is that such a hard concept for people to understand? An SD card slot is a lot cheaper than larger memory chips, so it keeps cost down while allowing people to upgrade their memory in the future if they need to. But then I suppose they wouldn't be able to sell them next years phone with larger storage capacity. A new phone with the highest memory runs you around $300 on contract, $700+ off, or an SD card runs you around $50-70. It's better for the manufacturer, worse for the consumer.

74. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Your comment lacks some merit and is the quintessential form of reciting marketing propoganda verbatim. A good percentage of people still use and want removable SD Cards for personal and business reasons. Not having to rely on cloud services and its cost, allows the consumer far more control in maintaining balanced structure for a high end device. In short, your expensive device should allow the consumer more freedom to augment and customize to taste. Not be rendered in complete control of the manufacturer. People need to quit listening to Apple's 37 year old ways of trying to control every aspect of consumer's the device. We are losing more and more of a control advantage. There is no valid reason that we shouldn't be able to purchase a product and add memory as needed. The product we pay good money for should be able to grow with us; not be tossed away when it no longer fan function at our level. These are modern day computational devices. They should be treated the same way as the old PCs. Retrofits and upgrade capability. You younger generation are killing off the most important features of consumer advocacy. Control. John B.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hurry up WWDC, and hurry up late September.

54. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

True to form, you're always ready to throw Apple your kids' colege edjumakation' money.

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple is it September yet, and what the heck is colege edjumakation? Some people are plain dumb.

60. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I think the misspelling was part of the joke...

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man Rebel, I certainly hope so. Otherwise that's horrible grammar, or should I say gramar lol. +1

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