Rumors of an iPhone 6 with a larger screen means the “sweet spot” will be at 4.9 inches. While any news about the upcoming iPhone 6, to be released anywhere from May to September 2014, is largely reduced to rumor and speculation, there is a commonly held belief that Apple will follow the route of Samsung’s Galaxy and engineer an iPhone with a larger screen.
The current pixel count of the iPhone 5S and 5C are maintained at 1136X640 for optimum software compatibility. Some have proposed if you pair this pixel count with the 264 ppi density of the iPad Air, there is a natural sweet spot that is created at roughly 4.9 inches. This is significant, particularly when you consider that the iPhone 4S screen is 3.5 inches diagonally, and the iPhone 5S and 5C are 4 inches. This would enable users to enjoy a viewing experience on their phones that would seem positively huge when compared to previous generations of the iPhone.
It’s also believed the iPhone 6 will boast one of the thinnest handsets at only 6 millimeters thick. Apple has now partnered with LiquidMetal Technologies, and since Apple has been known for its constant efforts in making thinner handsets while packing more technology inside the case, this would come as no real surprise. There is also a persistent rumor that Apple will manufacture two different phone sizes – one with a 4.7 inch display and one with a larger 5.5 inch display. If true, it means that the tech juggernaut will be packing a great deal more punch in its ongoing battle for smartphone supremacy with Samsung.
While an iPhone with a larger screen could mean a “sweet spot” at 4.9 inches, a larger screen combined with a thinner handset could mean that Apple would truly have a phone that would rival Samsung quite nicely. To be sure, Samsung’s Galaxy series of phones has become notorious for its large screens and thin handsets, and if Apple were to offer the same to its consumers, competition between the two companies is sure to heat up.
It would be the first time that Apple would seem to be following in another company’s footsteps. Apple has garnered a reputation over the years as a trailblazer in the world of technology, and if the innovative company has decided to follow current smartphone trends and offer consumers a larger screen with the iPhone 6, it’s quite possible the market battle between Samsung and Apple will give an advantage to the Cupertino, California-based company. It seems that the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C have not been as strong as the company would have liked in its sales against the popular Galaxy series, so a slimmer handset and larger screen will definitely prove advantageous for Apple.
If the iPhone 6 has a larger screen which means a “sweet spot” at 4.9 inches, iPhone fans everywhere will likely be thrilled with the upcoming development for the company. While Apple is far from a fledgling brand, it’s clear that a larger screen and slimmer handset will definitely be a huge sell for its upcoming iPhone 6.
By Christina St-Jean