Analyst: Apple's 'iPhone 6' design 'locked down' with 4.8" display, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

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  • Reply 61 of 89
    timbit wrote: »
    I'm still curious as to why many people here want higher resolution screens with higher pixel densities. The higher the number, the more battery power required. And it wouldn't make a noticeable difference because you already can't see the pixels...

    The higher resolution would be required for a 4.8" display. The current Retina resolution would fall to 272 ppi if it were stretched over 4.8".

    But even the current Retina display is noticeably less sharp than the 1080p displays on the market. For example, the Moto X has a pixel density of about 316 ppi, which is almost identical to the 326 of the iPhone. It's perfectly satisfactory for most people, but when you hold it side by side with the HTC One, which has the same size screen but a 1080p resolution (468 ppi), the difference is quite clear.
  • Reply 62 of 89
    emesemes Posts: 239member

    If they do make the screen bigger, I wonder if they'll add more megapixels to the camera so the pictures still fit

  • Reply 63 of 89
    Originally Posted by Emes View Post

    If they do make the screen bigger, I wonder if they'll add more megapixels to the camera so the pictures still fit

     

    Wh… what?

  • Reply 64 of 89
    emesemes Posts: 239member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Wh… what?




    If they make the screen larger it'll probably mean more pixels, which means an 8.7 megapixel photo won't take up the same amount of the screen

     

    It's called scaling, a very basic principle

  • Reply 65 of 89
    Originally Posted by Emes View Post

    If they make the screen larger it'll probably mean more pixels, which means an 8.7 megapixel photo won't take up the same amount of the screen

     

    An 8.7 megapixel image is ludicrously larger than the iPhone’s screen resolution.

  • Reply 66 of 89
    jason98 wrote: »
    Please not so ugly as in the mockup

    Apple is not like samsung
  • Reply 67 of 89

    I hope this is the year Apple finally decides to build two different sizes of iPhone. Different parts of the market have different priorities and choice is good. Yes it would complicate the product line and supply chain, but every other full-featured Apple device with a built-in display comes in two sizes (iPad, iMac, MBAir, MBPro) and when it comes to something handheld one size cannot fit all.

     

    They could lose a lot of customers if the only new iPhone is too big. A full-powered small one must remain in the lineup regardless of what else they do.

  • Reply 68 of 89
    bigpicsbigpics Posts: 1,371member
    Quote (from the article):


     ....the device will not exceed 5 inches due to Apple's "unwavering principle of one hand use."


     


    What, people's hands have gotten bigger since 2007 (when the original was pointed described as the right size for one-handed use)...??

  • Reply 69 of 89
    emesemes Posts: 239member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    An 8.7 megapixel image is ludicrously larger than the iPhone’s screen resolution.




    Alright then. My mistake.

     

    Still, with a larger device there'll be room for a much larger sensor, so I'm expecting major camera upgrades

  • Reply 70 of 89
    Apple likes having a standard screen size for iPhone, I doubt they'd release two separate sized flagship handsets. I believe they will release a larger iPhone 6, and over the next 2 or so years with the 6s and such products they will see how the market takes to the size. Similar to the 4inch iPhone 5, and they've learnt people still want bigger. My predictions are as followed after 2013:

    2013
    iPhone 5s (4inch)
    iPhone 5c (4 inch)
    iPhone 4S (3.5 inch)

    2014
    iPhone 6 (4.8 inch)
    iPhone 5s (4 inch)
    iPhone 5c (4 inch)

    2015
    iPhone 6s (4.8 inch)
    iPhone 6c (4.8 inch)
    iPhone 5s (4 inch)

    This will slowly bring the new size as a standard and it will become cheaper and cheaper. It also allows a redesign every year, from the 5C, to the 6, to the 6C.. To keep things interesting and fresh. It also allows for the three price points to continue. They won't release an updated 4inch iPhone beside a larger new iPhone 6... The iPhone 5s is 'forward thinking', it is a phone that will support many updates to come and will be at a cheaper price point. If iOS 8 comes with proper mobile payments, implementing iBeacons and Touch ID, the 5S will already support that.
  • Reply 71 of 89
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,980member
    Analysts also believe that Bigfoot is working for the UFO people.

    If UFOs had people then they wouldn't be UFOs. :lol:
  • Reply 72 of 89
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,980member
    emes wrote: »

    Alright then. My mistake.

    Still, with a larger device there'll be room for a much larger sensor, so I'm expecting major camera upgrades

    While you're finally making some sense that's not necessarily true. The iPad/mini are huge and the camera is the same as the iPhone.
  • Reply 73 of 89
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,687member
    emes wrote: »

    Alright then. My mistake.

    Still, with a larger device there'll be room for a much larger sensor, so I'm expecting major camera upgrades

    Probably not in MPs. In reality, unless you're making poster prints, 5MP is good.
  • Reply 74 of 89
    emesemes Posts: 239member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    While you're finally making some sense that's not necessarily true. The iPad/mini are huge and the camera is the same as the iPhone.



    Umm...thanks? But people aren't taking that many pictures with their iPads.

  • Reply 75 of 89
    An 8.7 megapixel image is ludicrously larger than the iPhone’s screen resolution.

    8.7 megapixels is above the resolution of Ultra HD (consumer 4K)
  • Reply 76 of 89

    I think there will be a 4.8 inch (or close) flagship iPhone 6. I also believe there will be 6C that will feature a 4 inch screen but will have nearly the same internals, and perhaps a plastic case. The differentiation will be more like what the retina iPad mini is to the iPad Air. The 5S will be discontinued. The 5C will remain.

     

    4.8 inch, metal iPhone 6, A8      $199

    4 inch, plastic iPhone 6C, A8       $99 (could retain the 5S internals, A7 etc., but doubt it)

    4 inch, plastic iPhone 5C, A6         $0

  • Reply 77 of 89
    dunksdunks Posts: 1,240member
    2014 is warming up to be the year I upgrade both my iPad and iPhone.
  • Reply 78 of 89
    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

    8.7 megapixels is above the resolution of Ultra HD (consumer 4K)

     

    This piece of data, out of context, PROVES that the next iPhone will have a 4K display.

  • Reply 79 of 89
    tzeshantzeshan Posts: 1,965member
    Quote:

    Also on tap this year, according to Arcuri, is a 13-inch iPad that he expects to "blur the lines between tablets and PCs." The analyst expects that the larger iPad model would likely debut in late 2014.

    Remember that greedy Texas engineer that sued Apple for making iPhone/iPad?  The iPhone is not a PC.  The iPad is not a phone.  What he needs to sue is Samsung and many Android phablet makers. 

  • Reply 80 of 89
    bigpics wrote: »
    What, people's hands have gotten bigger since 2007 (when the original was pointed described as the right size for one-handed use)...??

    No, it was realized that a much larger screen could be comfortably used with one hand, especially when the bezel around the screen was minimized.
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