Rumours that the iPhone 6 will come in two different sizes have gathered further pace with a report published in the South China Morning Post.
As per previous industry whispers, the next iPhone will ship with choices of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes and will launch in September, according to ’industry insiders' who have clapped eyes on the prototypes.
The iPhone 6, according to those same insiders, will feature new, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. Sapphire crystal is already in use by Apple for the current model’s camera lens cover and touch identification.
The new display will also be a pixel-density match for the Galaxy S4 at 441 ppi.
"They have to tackle the phablet market. People want bigger screens now," an insider said.
As we’re sure most of you already know, the current iPhone 5s and 5c feature 4-inch displays and Cupertino has, thus far, maintained that it’s the ideal size for a smartphone so it sits comfortably in the hand but with the apparent popularity of ‘large-screen’ devices, it looks like they have reacted.There will be no curve to the iPhone 6 and it releases September 2014According to the publications’ insiders, the experiment with the cheaper 5c will be brought to an end with the ‘s’ going solo but they suggest it will be made from cheaper materials – Sapphire Glass excepted.
Rumours that the iPhone 6 will feature a curved display – a la the LG G Flex and Samsung Round - were scotched by the insiders who say it will remain a flatty.
"The screens will be flat. Apple doesn't do anything until Samsung does it, and then they improve upon it," another insider said.
Apparently no changes to the final design will be made after April so if there are alterations to be made to the prototypes, there isn’t much time.
Source: South China Morning Post
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