Large Screen iPhone 6 Coming in 2014 July

The iPhone 5C and 5S have only been on the market for a couple of weeks and already we are starting to hear rumors about the next one. The most common rumor seems to be that the display size is going to be bigger than the current one. Peter Misek, an analyst with Jeffries has been meeting with Asian suppliers for Apple products and he says that the iPhone 6 will have a 4.8” screen.

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This is quite a bit bigger than the 4” screen on the latest iPhone’s and, although Misek did not give any hints as to why he has made this prediction, he did say that it would result in many people upgrading their handsets. In 2012, across the board, more than 50% of smartphones sold had screens that were larger than 4” and this is an increase from 20% in 2011. He seems to think that the iPhone 6 will be out in September 2014, which fits in with Apple’s normal operating standard of releasing new hardware.

He isn’t the only one who thinks that this is Apple’s next step. Many other analysts have said the same thing including Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, whose predictions have always been accurate. It was reported by the Wall Street Journal last month that the Cupertino Company was in the process of testing out iPhone screens from 4.8” to 6”.

The first iPhone had a display of just 3.5” and that didn’t change until the iPhone 5 came out with the 4” screen in 2012. And, it would appear, the iPhone is not the only device to get the bigger screen – the iPad is in for a change as well. According to a report from ET News in Korea, the iPhone will have a display of more than 5” and the iPad will be divided into two models – Pro and Entry – and at least one of them will have a display of 13”.

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It’s also though that, from next year, Apple will use AM OLED, something that they have held back on until now. However, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple has shunned this idea, saying that it just won’t fit with the tech they already use in their devices. It would work with the iWatch though and any other flexible display device brought out.

Apple is due to announce the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2 sometime later on this month. Popular rumors say the 2nd Generation Mini will have a Retina screen; ET News doesn’t believe it will.  As with most rumors, all of this unsubstantiated at this point and should be taken lightly.

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8 Comments

  1. I don’t think I can wait another year before I upgrade from my iPhone 4, but a bigger screen would be awesome. Just not too big.

  2. I really don’t want a bigger screen. I want a phone that is a phone and a sometimes entertainment device that will fit in my pocket comfortably. If I want entertainment I get out my iPad mini. Now if the screen got bigger but the phone remained the same size in form factor that would be okay.

  3. I have both iPhone 4s and Samsung Galaxy SIII. Mostly I use my iPhone because it is much more convenient than Samsung. The latter is too big for me, doesn’t lay properly in my hand and I can’t operate it with one hand. I wouldn’t wish iPhone to be the same size. I think I wouldn’t even look nice.

  4. I think Apple should take a break on coming year to develop a fold-able iPhone 6 rather than rushing to market the Phone 6 on next year summer. They should be copying the boxing strategy one step forward, two steps back. I’m pretty confident that the fold-able Apple iPhone 6 will beat all the rest.

  5. I am excited about the larger screen , I am a older lady and needs to see and older people like and buy apple also

    1. I second that. Veronica I to am older and need a bigger screen to be able to see it without always looking for my glasses.

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