Apple Announces Supersized Screen
After it was revealed that California based tech giant Apple will be releasing its highly anticipated iPhone 6 with a 4.7 and 5.5-inch screen, it can be safely concluded that Apple has officially embraced the bigger is better mantra of its mobile device rivals.
It’s last flagship phone boasted a relatively tiny 4-inch display but having witnessed the roaring success of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other smartphones with supers-zed screens, Apple has hopped onto the bandwagon.
Proof that the Cupertino firm has hopped aboard with both feet is in the announcement that next year’s iPad will come with a 12.9 inch screen.
The screen of this new tablet, which is likely to be christened iPad Air 2 after its predecessor, will come with a 2048×1536 resolution, sources say. This could affect the sharpness of the image as the ppi figure will definitely go down.
Users can however look forward to easier reading thanks to the anti-reflection coating that the new iPad is rumoured to have.
The iPad Air, which did relatively well in the market, came with a 9.7-inch Retina display.
But with the competition eating significantly into Apple’s sales both in the smartphone and tablet fields, the tech firm has been forced to change tact. iPad sales actually declined almost 10% in the second quarter, contributing to a 22% slump in profits over the period.
This could be the reason Apple is turning its latest iPad into a mega-size, ultra-slim contraption as leaked photos of the device appear to indicate. This, Apple believes, will appeal more to the business class, where the main market for such devices is thought to be
. Tim Cook and Co. will be hoping that the downward trend will be halted after the new iPhone hits the market in September. He will be hoping to cash in on the wave of anxiety created by a series of leaks of information and images of the iPhone 6.
The launch of the first Apple wearable device, the iWatch, is expected to take place alongside the unveiling of the new iPhone.
This is expected to fuel more interest in the new phone.
With the manufacture of the new iPad not expected to commence up until the first quarter of 2015, there is time for more speculation of what features the new iPad will come with.
We’ve heard of the A8 processor, bigger screen, so what next?