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iPhone 6 to see Apple finally join the 5-inch club?


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iPhone 6 could bring more mass to the table

Apple’s iPhone 6 handset - expected to launch next autumn - will finally offer fans a 5-inch display, according to reports emanating from Japan on Tuesday.

According to Japanese Apple magazine Mac Fan (via Macotakara), the company is still experimenting with various screen sizes, but has already decided one of the handsets will pack a 1080p, 5-inch Retina Display.

According to the magazine, the display will have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a pixel density of 440ppi, which would bring it in line with some of the top Android contenders. The report also claims the panel will be manufactured by LG, a long time Apple partner.

Mac Fan reckons Apple’s device will be as thin as possible, allowing the company to market the iPhone 6 as operable with one hand.

Cupertino has resisted pressure in the last couple of years to offer screen sizes comparable to Android rivals like Samsung, HTC, Sony and LG, all of which have enjoyed success closer to the 5-inch marker.

The iPhone 5 saw Apple jump from the now-tiny-by-comparison 3.5-inch displays to the 4-inches which were retained with the recent iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launches.

With the bi-annual cycle promising more significant hardware updates in 2014, it would make sense for the iPhone to fill a little more pocket space. Today’s reports claim the iPhone 6 will arrive in September 2014, but then that’s no surprise.

Let us know, Android fans; would a 5-inch display tempt you to jump ship? Apple fans, are you desperate for the company to give you more screen real estate? Share your thoughts below.


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October 29, 2013, 9:39 pm

iPhone 5 is the perfect size for me as it comfortably fits in my pocket. A 5" brick is the last thing I would be interested in. One of the main reasons I have never considered a Galaxy S3/S4 and the like.


October 29, 2013, 10:23 pm

Thankfully there is scope for choice in the market. One size does not fit all!


October 30, 2013, 12:31 am

I was an iPhone FANATIC for years. After all the hype buildup of a larger screen on the iPhone5, I took it as an insult to my intelligence that they released it a whopping 1cm over the original size. No than a few days after the relase i immediately traded the 4s for a Note2.

I was very leary with the Android platform, and must admit I did find myself mumbling "my iPhone didnt do this".. But the screensize of 5.5 inches and the stylus was worth it. 5 months after I upgraded to the Note2 (I say upgrade because the Note2 with Android 4 literally blew my iPhone out of the water in both performance and freedom) I upgraded again to the Note3.

Now, if Apple wants me back (and others in my position) they will have to do much more than just a larger screen size. Im talking equal or better hardware than the note3, and freedom from iTunes and iMacs.

Cellphones have become our personal computers. To me my Note3 has litterally replaced my netbook. I only use it as storage now, and I am able to transfer stuff on and off without ever hooking up with a wire. The same goes for my work computer. Its rare for companies to use Apple computers and so if I have an iPhone I wont be able to transfer my presentations, PDF's, and other files without iTunes (don't even get me started about the restrictions it contains).


October 30, 2013, 8:56 am

Wasn't suggesting that one size fits all, was merely expressing my own preference. I know lots of people who love their 5"+ phones - and that's great.


October 30, 2013, 9:23 am

must have been the pejorative description of larger phones which threw me.


October 30, 2013, 9:26 am



October 30, 2013, 9:41 am

I'm thinking they knew they had to increase screen size, and this was the main idea behind the iPhone 5c...

The "iPhone 6" is all singing all dancing with a big screen, and the iPhone "6C" gets last year's internals. The less powerful internals won't detract from the product though, because it will appeal to those who want a smaller screen and a more colourful case...

Kind of makes sense really...The "C" model will be like the "S4 Mini" etc.

jav dhada

October 30, 2013, 10:10 am

Yes it would. With me uts always been the size issue. The current 4" is really no improvement to the old 3.7 as its only been stretched. Apple shoukd come out with a sub 5" and I mean a true 5" ratio screen size.


November 6, 2013, 4:22 pm

Yes, I still own a 3Gs and I am waiting for an iphone with a bigger screen, something between a 4.3 and a 5-inch. Convenient for navigating, video, typing and reading with older eyes. Women have handbags, so no problem where to store it.
Apple, come on.

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