iPhone 6 Gossip: Two Models Expected With Bezel-Free 4.7-Inch And 5.5-Inch Sapphire Display At 441ppi

The South China Morning Post reported today that Apple is going to release two new iPhone variations this year, both with bigger screens. Sound familiar? It was stated that there would be a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model both with Sapphire displays.

According to the South China Morning Post’s sources who have seen the prototypes, the next generation iPhones will come with a 441 pixels per inch (ppi) display compared to the 326ppi display found in current generation models. The report further elaborate on the next-generation iPhones by stating it will be flat, not curved as some outlets have rumored.

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It was also claimed that Apple would discontinue the iPhone 5c when it launches the two iPhone 6 variations. Apparently Apple will continue manufacturing the iPhone 5s though with lower cost components, which will take the place as the lower-cost iPhone.

Of course this  conflicts with a report we heard yesterday from G4 Games which stated Apple would be using Sapphire glass not for the next-generation iPhones but for the iWatch. Simply due to the fact that putting sapphire in the iPhone 6 this early on would make the device too expensive.

So it will be interesting to see what Apple ends up doing.

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The Korea Herald also fed more fuel to the rumor mill and released a report today claiming that both Samsung and Apple’s next-generation handsets will feature a“bezel-free” screen. Apparently, Apple’s next iPhone is “sporting a bezel-less screen that features a fingerprint scanner”.

This would of course require new panel technology, because instead of using 4 layers for the touchscreen, a bezel-free screen would use a single-layered panel. This would make the iPhone 6 thinner, clearer and have better energy efficiency.

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  • eduardo garcia

    i hope they dont make the iphone any bigger. i like how small it is. i dont think they will because some apps are still not updated to use the 4” screen all the iphone 5’s have. and if they do it will be a bigger screen with the same amount of pixels so the ppi will go down

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    What? Get outta here, son. If you like the smaller screen you can stay on the iPhone 5 – no one is forcing you to upgrade – current smartphones will work perfectly fine for the foreseeable future.

    Offering a bigger screen size simply gives consumers CHOICE. You can choose to buy the bigger screen, or you can choose the smaller screen. Sure, ONLY offering a giant screen is just as bad, but we won’t know if we’ll like it until they make it.

    And to your point, people never wanted smaller screens on their smartphones – they simply wanted a smaller form factor so the darn things could slip into a pocket easier. If you can’t fit a larger screen into your pocket then you can either stick with your small phone or buy pants with bigger pockets (jeez, people are so afraid of change).

    The ppi on iPhones will not go down. iOS 7 was designed to scale to any size screen. iOS 8 more so, most likely. Eventually I can see iOS moving to a completely vector-based approach to artwork rendering, offering infinite scalability.

    Anyway, now that people are consuming more media than ever, demand for larger screens is only natural. The world is still experimenting with screen size to find what most people want – the industry hasn’t ‘settled’ yet. Eventually, I believe, we’ll settle for LCD screens somewhere between 5 and 6 inches. Future technologies may offer folding screens that can give us a small form factor for portability and unfold to a 15″+ screen when we want to consume media – but right now the key is offering the consumer a choice so that the industry can evolve to the needs/ wants of the consumer.

    Eventually we’ll have phones that offer the best of both worlds: giant screens when we want it, but also folds down so they’re easier to carry, BUT there is an evolution to technology and we won’t evolve in that direction unless we’re open to new concepts and ideas. Just think about that before you “hope” that no one else will buy the things you have no interest in at the moment.