iPhone 6 to Have HD Display as Standard
It is by no means cast in stone, but Apple fans should expect the highly anticipated flagship smartphone, the iPhone 6, to release in September or October.
Even with the release date seeming so far away, speculation about the device’s features continues to churn and has been raging for quite a while now.
One of the most bandied about feature speculations is the phone’s predicted availability with two screen sizes; a grand 5.5-inch phablet and a more modest 4.7-inch smartphone.
It seems Apple has finally decided to break away with its small-screen ethos. Given the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, future rivals which both boast 5-inch screens, this appears to be a well-timed move by Apple.
It is certainly a huge leap from the 4.0-inch iPhone 5S.
Owners of the new iPhone will also notice that the customary thickness of their favoured device has been traded in for a super-slim look. It is rumoured that the iPhone 6 will be only 7mm thick.
Production of the 4.7-inch version, according to DigiTimes, will begin in July this year with the bigger version set for production a month later. But there is no official word on whether both devices will be launched at the same event or one will be released after the other.
In fact one rumour suggested that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 should be expected no earlier than 2015 as Apple was finding trouble procuring Sapphire Glass for it.
It is also said that Apple will keep either the iPhone 5S or 5C in stock to give Apple fanatics hang up on the small screen the option of a four-inch display.
Images of both versions of the latest Apple flagship have been floating around on the Internet for a while.
Recent photos from Jimmy Lin, a former Taiwanese pop star posted on his Weibo account showed him holding the 4.7-inch model phone.
These were among the first images of the complete phone to be seen.
Images of dummies of both phones side by side have also been seen around and are still under intense debate on social media with some complaining about the wide bezels on the iPhone 6 that give it less marks in the looks department as compared with competing Android models.
To keep images looking sharp in the larger display, experts argue that the new iPhone will have to have a resolution of no less than 1704×960, at least until the time app developers modify their code to work with the enlarged display.