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  • Report: iPhone 6 to Feature 5" Full HD Display


    If the latest projections from DisplaySearch are accurate, Apple's next-generation iPhone 6 and smartwatch product dubbed the iWatch across the tech blogosphere could make for a fascinating year of product releases for Apple over the next 12 months.

    Based on the data presented on DisplaySearch's new projection charts, Apple will most likely go with one of two display options on the next-gen iPhone. We're looking at either a 4.7-inch device (resolution of 1,600-by-900 pixels), or an iPhone with a 5.5-inch display (resolution of 1,920-by-1,080 pixels) delivering a pixel density of 407 PPI.

    In the wearables category, the same report calls for an Apple first - an Apple product (iWatch) with an AMOLED display (1.3-inch or 1.6-inch AMOLED units) each delivering 320-by-320-pixel resolutions.

    AMOLED could also begin to appear increasingly on tablet displays, where it's been conspicuously absent. Specifically, DisplaySearch sees a possible 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch AMOLED displays (the latter has been rumored to appear on a Google Nexus series tablet).
    "Not all of the panels listed here will go into mass production, as panel maker strategies can change," says David Hsieh of DisplaySearch.

    Source: DisplaySearch, CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Report: iPhone 6 to Feature 5" Full HD Display started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      iOS is resolution DEPENDENT, hence these resolutions are both impractical, and hardly any apps would scale without updates. Rather, 2072 x 1280 is the obvious choice of resolution for 1 to 1 scaling without issue.
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      When you gots a Big Johnson you don't need a Big Screen.
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      If they make the screen bigger I hope this time it will be wider
    1. sladyrko's Avatar
      sladyrko -
      5" is great size.. I have Note 3 right now and I must admit - It's great when it's out of your pocket.. But when you put in it forget about running.. It's just uncomfortable.. About the Full HD.. Since Retina the screen si gorgeous.. There won't be a big difference :-)
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      Quote Originally Posted by buttamix View Post
      If they make the screen bigger I hope this time it will be wider
      Plus one dont need it taller just a little bit wider
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Apple is way late on a bigger screen, they have no choice but to deliver ASAP!
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Screen size is too big. I don't want a tablet in my pocket. We need to make phones small again, otherwise we will soon be back to the days of carrying a giant phone with nothing but buttons to make calls.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      I kinda prefer they keep the same aspect ratio if they go bigger, which is pretty much 16x9.
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      I think the HTC one size is pretty good at 4.7inches. Whether it works in with the retina side of things idk.
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      Screen size is too big. I don't want a tablet in my pocket. We need to make phones small again, otherwise we will soon be back to the days of carrying a giant phone with nothing but buttons to make calls.
      Then don't buy a big phone! So tired of people like you believing your choice is the best one for all. Don't like big phones, don't buy it. Nuff said.
    1. jrrtps's Avatar
      jrrtps -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      Screen size is too big. I don't want a tablet in my pocket. We need to make phones small again, otherwise we will soon be back to the days of carrying a giant phone with nothing but buttons to make calls.
      Agreed!! this require to change all factories that are producing Iphone 4 and 5 and it will be a big change, I worked on one this factory and I know how will be difficult to do it, not impossible for Apple, but it will take a long time.
    1. 3xpl05iv3's Avatar
      3xpl05iv3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rkswat View Post
      Then don't buy a big phone! So tired of people like you believing your choice is the best one for all. Don't like big phones, don't buy it. Nuff said.
      Hmm but it isn't big now tho! you want it to be! therefor it is you who is trying to change what people choices are!

      I am happy with the current size and find it stupid and unnecessary to make it any bigger, so I would echo your own comment back to you and say, If you want a bigger screen buy a bigger (different) phone!

      The iPhone beats a lot of competitors with its hardware and OS, bigger screens have no use on a phone, people may buy different phones for the screen size, I buy mine for practicality!
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Time is coming when the line/lines between phone and tablet will be blurred. You will ask yourself do I need both? Obvious answer is NO you don't need either of course. Yet phones grow in size by the year. We are returning to our phone roots i suppose. Only difference is the phones are not 4lbs :]
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      Screen size is too big. I don't want a tablet in my pocket. We need to make phones small again, otherwise we will soon be back to the days of carrying a giant phone with nothing but buttons to make calls.
      What do you consider to be a tablet size screen? 4.7"...5"?
    1. Pizentu's Avatar
      Pizentu -
      Quote Originally Posted by 3xpl05iv3 View Post
      Hmm but it isn't big now tho! you want it to be! therefor it is you who is trying to change what people choices are!

      I am happy with the current size and find it stupid and unnecessary to make it any bigger, so I would echo your own comment back to you and say, If you want a bigger screen buy a bigger (different) phone!

      The iPhone beats a lot of competitors with its hardware and OS, bigger screens have no use on a phone, people may buy different phones for the screen size, I buy mine for practicality!
      Let me try to put it a different way. If you dont want a bigger iPhone, Then dont buy a bigger iphone. Or are you one of those that MUST buy a new iPhone every single year or fear people wont think youre cool because your phone is a year old? Why would it be a bad thing for them to put out a bigger screen?

      Whether you like it or not, not everyone wants a tiny screen. I left IOS for android simply because they were not making bigger screens. I now have a GNote2. Its awesome. When I go back to play on my iPhone, its so tiny and seems like it was made for female hands. Many people left iPhone for android because of the tiny phones apple puts out. If Apple were to put out a 5+inch screen, I would have very little reason NOT to come back to an iPhone.

      I guess it is at this point you would try to be smart and say "Whether you like it or not, not everyone wants a big screen". To which I would reply, Then dont buy the bigger screen. You dont have to buy everything Apple puts out. Then you would say, "Neither do you". "Then I would say But they already have your money. They havent had my money since iPhone 4. Plus you will likely buy the bigger screen anyway".
    1. justinf1119's Avatar
      justinf1119 -
      I seriously doubt the pixel density will go above what it's at now. Even at the moment your eyes can't tell the difference between individual pixels and over the past 4 years apple has demonstrated that they aren't going above that because it's unnecessary. Going above that would mean that any improvement past that, your body wouldn't even register as a change. As far as the screen size goes, if the change it, the size of the phone will stay relatively the same but the screen may get bigger but will remain at the same form factor as any of their displays out currently. Hell they may just increase the pixel density to match the iPad 2 just so devs don't have to worry about screen resolution
    1. zeppy's Avatar
      zeppy -
      Apple rarely listens to the consumers and customers until after damage is done. Billions of larger smartphones have been sold by other manufactures instead of Apple.

      Billions of consumers cannot be wrong and don't like being told by Apple that they cannot have a larger phone for years now.

      Tim Crook also known as Skeletor and Apple's greed-infested management team are why we still don't have larger screen phone offerings from Apple.

      For once Apple, get ahead of the competition or at least equal their phone offerings in terms of features and sizes.

      Give Apple consumers three different size iPhones to choose from when they make their next new iPhone purchase.

      Tim Crook aka Skeletor and Apple's greed-infested management team at Apple have lost hundreds of billions in sales for not offering different sizes earlier.
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by buttamix View Post
      If they make the screen bigger I hope this time it will be wider
      You don't need to go bigger if you go wider.
      Screen sizes keep increasing, when they don't need to.
      What makes a screen appear bigger is a squarer aspect ratio.
      It would appear however, that manufacturers don't understand this fact.
      A 4.7-4.8" screen with a 16:10 (Samsung G Note-1) or 16:11 ratio would be perfect.

      Until manufacturers let go of the obsession with screen narrowness (which disappears at 4.7" with 16:9) to get the phone in trouser pockets, we'll only continue to get physically larger screens that are no more usable for browsing.
      iPads are such awesome browsing devices because of the aspect ratio (4:3 which is 16:12) and the success of the iPad Mini is testament to that awesomeness being aspect-ratio and not screensize-dependent.
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pizentu View Post
      Let me try to put it a different way. If you dont want a bigger iPhone, Then dont buy a bigger iphone. Or are you one of those that MUST buy a new iPhone every single year or fear people wont think youre cool because your phone is a year old? Why would it be a bad thing for them to put out a bigger screen?

      Whether you like it or not, not everyone wants a tiny screen. I left IOS for android simply because they were not making bigger screens. I now have a GNote2. Its awesome. When I go back to play on my iPhone, its so tiny and seems like it was made for female hands. Many people left iPhone for android because of the tiny phones apple puts out. If Apple were to put out a 5+inch screen, I would have very little reason NOT to come back to an iPhone.

      I guess it is at this point you would try to be smart and say "Whether you like it or not, not everyone wants a big screen". To which I would reply, Then dont buy the bigger screen. You dont have to buy everything Apple puts out. Then you would say, "Neither do you". "Then I would say But they already have your money. They havent had my money since iPhone 4. Plus you will likely buy the bigger screen anyway".
      I agree. I ditched the iPhone as well and the main reason is that I wanted a bigger screen. I have a Galaxy S4 now and I think the 5 inch screen is perfect. The iPhone seems like a baby's toy compared to my S4.

      With that said, eve if they release a 5 inch screen, there is no way I'm going back to iOS but if the 5S had a bigger screen, I would have one right now so they lost me as a customer because of the screen size. I know I'm not the only one. My brother-in-law bought an S4 on the same day as I did and we were both iPhone guys and were jailbroken.