Apple May Not Release a 6-inch iPhone After All
Gabriel Roşu / 4 years ago
Taiwanese analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities had previously predicted that 2014 would bring an Apple device with a 4.5-inch to 5-inch display. It seems that Kuo now believes that the Cupertino-based company will not extend the iPhone display beyond the 5-inch diagonal mark due to their “unwavering principle of one hand use.
With only two months past the iPhone 5s and mid-range iPhone 5c release, not much is known about the so-called “iPhone 6,”. Speculation has thus far centered mainly on the display, with Bloomberg reporting earlier this month that two new models featuring larger displays and cover glass that curves around the device’s edges may be in the offing for a late 2014 release.
The Bloomberg report came on the heels of a September missive from Japanese magazine Mac Fan which claimed Apple’s next-generation handset would feature a 5-inch display with a 1920×1080 pixel resolution. Many industry observers believe that Apple must increase the size of the iPhone’s display in order to better match up with larger-screened devices from competitors like Motorola and Samsung whose displays routinely exceed 5 inches, with some as large as 6.3 inches on the diagonal.
Apple is known to take a cautious approach to changes such as these in order to avoid the ecosystem fragmentation that plagues rival mobile platform Android.
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