No one can be sure of anything so early in iPhone 6’s production process, but reports are piling up to nearly set in stone two large-screen versions, a 4.7 and 5.5 incher.
You’d think that, since September is still far down the line, either Apple iPhone 6 gossip would be kept to a minimum, or disregarded for lack of corroborating evidence. Yet no less than three, count’em, three different rumors have emerged in the past 48 hours, making Cupertino aficionados freak out at the perspective of a bezel-free new iPhone, then as sapphire glass was refuted as a possible display build material.
And now the sapphire theory is back on the table, along with exciting intel on panel size and resolutions. Apparently, Asian newspaper South China Morning Post has been in touch with “industry insiders who have seen the prototypes”, and they’ve verified the new iPhone screen will be made “entirely from scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass”. Main benefit, if the scoop proves authentic? Increased reliability.
Also based on the word of these mysterious insiders, the first ever iPhablet is indeed landing later this year, with 5.5 inch of hopefully border-less screen real estate. But Apple isn’t ready to throw compact form factors aside altogether, so a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 may chaperone the biggest iOS-based handheld to the market.
In spite of size inequality, the two iPhones are tipped to share the same pixel density, 441 ppi. Interestingly, 1,920 x 1,080 and 2,272 x 1,280, which looked like the prime pix res candidates not long ago, don’t deliver that exact ppi on the rumored dimensions. So something, somewhere is off.
As for 2013’s iPhones, apparently the 5c will be pulled from production, whereas the 5s shall stay around with a lower-quality, “cheaper” material. Wait, so a plastic 5s may roll out? But isn’t that a 5c?
Oh, I get it, 5c sales numbers are low, so Apple will have another go at the plastic thing under a different name. Sounds plausible, though it’s best to hold off for official news. The same goes for everything iPhone 6-related.
Source: South China Morning Post