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Next-gen iPhone may boast 5" 'full HD' display, flexible AMOLED for 'iWatch'

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In its 2014 display tech forecast, research firm DisplaySearch predicts a 5.5-inch high-resolution screen could be an option for Apple's next-generation iPhone, as well as a possible AMOLED "iWatch" device.

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The DisplaySearch projections are merely speculation, but the firm has seen some success in predicting Apple's hardware moves. As such, AppleInsider offers the following information for purposes of discussion only.

The firm is eyeing at least two displays as possible candidates for the "iPhone 6," reports CNET. A lower end option would be a 4.7-inch unit with a resolution of 1,600-by-900 pixels that equates to a density of 386 pixels per inch. This would result in a more pixel-dense display than the current iPhone 5s' 4-inch 1,136-by-640-pixel screen, but keeps the 16:9 aspect ratio, an important feature for app continuity.

On the high end, Apple could employ a huge 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1,920-by-1,080 pixels, yielding a pixel density of 407PPI. This unit would be built on low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS), a technology thought to be used in current iPhone 5s screens manufactured by Samsung.

As for the so-called "iWatch," DisplaySearch sees AMOLED as a viable option, which would be Apple's first use of the display technology. Specifically, the firm points to flexible 1.3-inch or 1.6-inch AMOLED units, each with 320-by-320-pixel resolutions for respective pixel densities of 348PPI and 278PPI.

Finally, a guess as to a larger iPad was tossed out, with the now imaginary tablet bringing a 12.9-inch display boasting a 2,732-by-2,048-pixel resolution.

Rumors from December said Apple was in fact considering a larger iPhone and 12.9-inch iPad for release later in 2014, though no hard evidence has surfaced to back up those claims.
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I'm going to wait for a 4K display on my 1.3" screen iWatch. It just gets too pixelated otherwise.

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post #3 of 55
How embarrassing.

Wait - is Apple copying Samsung today or vice versa?

Dammit...
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5.5"? That would be nice as long as it's wider this time, not stretched like it was run through the taffy machine like the 5/5s.

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How embarrassing.

Wait - is Apple copying Samsung today or vice versa?

Dammit...

 

Changing screen size = Copying :lol:

post #6 of 55
I don't want a phone the size of an iPad.
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What is DisplaySearch speculation based on? Their wild imagination? I wish rumor sites would quit posting stupid speculation that isn't based on anything more than someone throwing darts at the wall hoping eventually they'll hit the bullseye,
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What is DisplaySearch speculation based on? Their wild imagination?

yeah its juste assumptions pretty much.

 

As long as apple sticks to a phone I can use with one hand, ill be happy.

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What is DisplaySearch speculation based on? Their wild imagination? I wish rumor sites would quit posting stupid speculation that isn't based on anything more than someone throwing darts at the wall hoping eventually they'll hit the bullseye,


Hence the reason why AI said this was posted for the sake of discussion. If we didn't have speculative rumors to talk about, why have a rumor site? Otherwise, we'd have only 3-4 stories a day to read and comment on. Remove the Samsung related stories and it's down to 1-2 articles a day.
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post #10 of 55

Apple's fairly consistent with their scaling resolutions. They'd rather go 2270x1280, to make its easier for the developers to use x2 again as the non-retina resolution becomes obsolete. So, the current @2x assets would just be reused to tackle the new 2270x1280 resolution. 

post #11 of 55
Do not want. I would LOVE an miniPhone personally. Mobile = smaller is better
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These companies need to understand there is a difference between what apple builds as a prototype vs what they actually ship. There will be only one new iPhone size.
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I bet they will stick to the current iPhone ppi and just add another row and column of icons I don't do the math but it will be something along 1280x720 at 326ppi and whatever screen size that will equal.
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

AMOLED

 

Instantly false.

post #15 of 55
5.5"? Uh no. Not gonna happen anytime soon if ever.
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I don't want a phone the size of an iPad.
If a large iPhone is announced it won't be the only model.
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There will be only one new iPhone size.
And why would that be? I can easily see a future with two sizes. If Apple were as set in their way as some people here appear to be ther would be precious little innovation. An open mind is a pre-requisite.
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Originally Posted by paxman View Post
An open mind is a pre-requisite.

 

There are a thousand nos for every yes.

 

Why waste everyone’s time outlining for everyone else every no already no’d?

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I don't want a phone the size of an iPad.
Luckily the next iPhone won't be 4:3 and 7.85"

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post #19 of 55
Finally I'll have much, much more estate on my iPhone rather than just 4". It was about time that Apple kept up with the times, I'm sure they'll also adjust the UI to perfectly fit the screen size. I'm thrilled!
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Do not want. I would LOVE an miniPhone personally. Mobile = smaller is better

DO WANT. I would LOVE a larger iPhone personally. Mobile = bigger is better.

 

Sick and tired of people only considering their needs and wants like if they were at the centre of the universe. They are quite happy to force others into their world. It is HIGH time Apple makes a 5" plus phone, it can be alongside standard 4" screen or even go back to 3.5" to appease the "smaller the better" brigade, I don't care as long as we are given the choice.

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There are a thousand nos for every yes.

 

Why waste everyone’s time outlining for everyone else every no already no’d?

more likely there are a lot more ayes than nays

 

people wanting to keep the status quo, limiting choice, and forcing others in their comfort zone are the same who screamed when Apple moved from 3.5" to 4", which now they accept as optimum size. They weren't listened then and should not be listened now.

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Screen resolutions over 350ppi are utterly pointless. If 300dpi is high enough for professional print... Magazines, books, posters etc then it's high enough for a screen. Over that is a bonus but I think the human eye would be hard pushed to see individual pixels. The numbers game will quickly become pointless in this arena.
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Do not want. I would LOVE an miniPhone personally. Mobile = smaller is better

I completely agree.
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Do not want. I would LOVE an miniPhone personally. Mobile = smaller is better

I completely agree.

A new bigger iPhone does not mean they will faze out the 4" screen. Two distinct sizes is long overdue for a product that sells in the tens of millions. Your choice will depend on your use case. For people that use it mostly as a phone the 4" is clearly better while those that use it mostly as a pocketable tablet computer would prefer something bigger, maybe much bigger.

 

A smaller than 4" screen is doubtful to me though (unless a watch). What will of course happen is that the 4" iPhone will get smaller. In fact the iPhone 5/5S is both smaller (in volume) and lighter than the iPhone 4/4S which had a smaller screen.

post #25 of 55
Doesn't the analyst analyze the reasoning behind the resolution jump from the non-retina 480*320 (pixels) to the retina 960*640 (and the additional 176px/another row of icon when the display size moved not only from 3.5 to 4 inches on the iPhone 5 but the screen ratio changes from 3:2 to 16:9). And while the iPad eschewed the screen ratio change (maintaining the same 4:3 ratio in its retina adoption and when the smaller Mini was introduced), it, too, went through the same 2 x scaling from 1024*768 to 2048*1536.

Perhaps future iOS will change Apple's current stance of retina scaling and/or resolution independence but for now I would recommend that these analysts read articles on why Apple doesn't use standard display resolution on its device. Articles like this one: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/evaluating-apples-slow-and-steady-approach-to-high-density-displays/
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My prediction:

 

iPhone 6 - 4 inch

iPhone 6L - 4.7-5.0 inch

iPhone 6C - 4 inch plastic

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post #27 of 55
i heard a rumour from a very reliable source that Apple are going to bring out an iPad thats see-through and call it the Apple-Insider.

Allegedly they have filed suit against the use of that name and are looking for $6 Billion in compensation.

Also, there is going to be a iWatch Pro that will have a screen diagonal of 5" and a resolution of 2500x320. The screen will stretch from your wrist to just above your elbow and will be made of Jelly at one end so it can bend.

There, is that enough shite to add to the end of that crap article?
post #28 of 55
First I didn't expect apple to make a phone that is bigger than most people's... Personally I don't care very much for that but a combination of biger screen, thin bezel an overall thinner phone could make a surprisingly big screened one handed phone.

Well I don't think they will just said "let's make a biger phone !"
I think they said "let's make a perfect balance in display size and portability" Kind of like an iPad mini, but in a phone.
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I really hope Apple minimizes the number of iPhone sizes. I got a 5c and I've been very disappointed in the lack cases and peripherals available for it. There's lots of 5/5s things around, but very few for the 5c.

 

- Jasen.

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Originally Posted by LilSmirk View Post
Finally I'll have much, much more estate on my iPhone rather than just 4". It was about time that Apple kept up with the times

 

Stop the FUD; I want to get off.

 

Originally Posted by sarges View Post

people wanting to keep the status quo, limiting choice, and forcing others in their comfort zone

 

Enough of this nonsense.

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I'm fairly certain analysts have already said that Apple is too late to the party with large screen displays for the iPhone.  Samsung has already done every size display possible, so Apple won't be able to bring anything new to the table.  In other words, the iPhone is behind the curve of innovation and has become merely a follower of Samsung, the real innovator.

 

/s

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Shut up and go away.

If this is all you have to say on the subject, you are the one who should be silenced and kicked. Actually, as a punishment, you should be made to follow Windows centric sites only. Get lost

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Enough of this nonsense.

which nonsense? there are so many to choose from your posts

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I really hope Apple minimizes the number of iPhone sizes. I got a 5c and I've been very disappointed in the lack cases and peripherals available for it. There's lots of 5/5s things around, but very few for the 5c.

 

- Jasen.

From all the articles I've seen on the internet, you have a dead-end model, the "failure" model which Apple will soon be discontinuing.  It has been discovered that no one likes colorful, plastic iPhones lacking Touch Sensor ID and a 64-bit processor.  I'm sorry, but you unfortunately picked the wrong choice of iPhone.

 

/s

 

I think it's too early to come to any conclusion how long the 5c will be around or what accessories will eventually be made for it.  If Apple drops the price of the 5c it might become popular, especially in China or India, but only time will tell.

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Originally Posted by sarges View Post
If this is all you have to say on the subject, you are the one who should be silenced and kicked. Actually, as a punishment, you should be made to follow Windows centric sites only. Get lost
Originally Posted by sarges View Post
which nonsense? there are so many to choose from your posts

 

Exactly; you don’t have any actual position whatsoever. You have ad homs and lies.

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Exactly; you don’t have any actual position whatsoever. You have ad homs and lies.

you should know by now that drinking and posting don't mix, read my previous post and you'll see where I stand. Besides you're still making no sense, bet you don't even recognise your own posts, not that they are worth reading anyway

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The big difference is Apple's Software is cohesive; Samsung (Android, et. al) is not cohesive. I like for my 6 Apple Products to work well everywhere I go. That my case for Apple. Do not think for a minute Apple is resting on their laurels or cannot produce super high tech products. They can and will. The challenge is for a manufacturer to be able to meet Apple's roadmap. It is difficult for manufacturers to meet the manufacturing challenge in the needed quantities.

To quote Tim Cook & others: Apple doesn't build junk.

There are platform differences and there always will be.
I prefer the Apple Platform, but can use what ever I have.
post #38 of 55
I would be disappointed if Tim Cook decided that the major form factor change for the iPhone 6 should be just a bigger screen. I know Jony was busy designing iOS 7, Mac Pros and Leicas, but lord help us if no new thinking was done for iPhone hardware.
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you should know by now that drinking and posting don't mix, read my previous post and you'll see where I stand. Besides you're still making no sense, bet you don't even recognise your own posts, not that they are worth reading anyway

 

As a person that owns a current generation iPhone 5s as opposed to a 1st generation iPhone that is little more than a really old iPod stuck on iOS 3 I agree that a larger iPhones is needed and will be extremely popular. People that cannot afford a 5s or even 5c are not the target market for the iPhone in any case and they won't be the market for a larger iPhone 6.  Apple are not stupid and realize people like me decide to buy an iPhone because we love the hardware, iOS, the app ecosystem and other factors but are not crazy about a 4" display and want something bigger. Eventually if there is no larger iPhone many of us will switch to a company that offers a larger display that we crave.  There is no way of knowing just how many will prefer a larger iPhone over a 4" until it is released but my gut tells me it will sell better than the 4" unless Apple decided to price it much higher which I think would be a mistake. Hopefully it will only be $100 more but I wish they would maintain the same price. A larger iPhone would also give many Android users the one thing they have cited as the main reason not to buy an iPhone which is a larger display. This will be a win-win for Apple and the customers to finally offer a little choice beyond storage size or color. 

post #40 of 55
Fake research. More garbage to spin around and get attention. Apple is not doing a phone past 5" and I would even consider a 5" iphone to be nearly impossible for them do since Jony Ivy is heavily against formfactors or sizes that gets too far away from being useful and purposeful.

A 5" iphone would easily be too big for the typical iphone buyer to manage even with a very thin bezel. The largest I think they would try for is a 4.3 - 4.7" sweet spot.

I actually thought the Samsung Galaxy S2 was the perfect size.
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