Apple iPhone 6 to be released sometime in September 2014, will likely have a 4.8-inch display and also be one-hand operable like its predecessors.
It’s been a few weeks since the iPhone 5S and 5C launch, and we have another installment of new iPhone 6 development. According to rumors, the future iPhone 6 will grow in length at maximum up to 5-inch, but will continue to be “one-handed.” Although, the new iPhone or “phablet” iPhone is not expected before September 2014.
Apple seems ready to get on the wagon of larger displays – perhaps with a diagonal of 4.8 inches – to accommodate more and more audience attracted to the size, in the literal sense of the Android world. However, Apple will do it in their own — Think Different — way and keep the phone one-hand operable, already pointed out by analysts.
Earlier, in the shift from iPhone 4S to iPhone 5, the Cupertino Calif. based company increased the display size from 3.5 to 4 inches and opted for a growth on the length, following the “one eyeball, one thumb,” rule, so you could use your smartphone with one hand.
According to Macotakara sources, the same will happen with iPhone 6 as Apple believes the taller proportion is actually a usability compromise. The new 5-inch iPhone will only see the usual stretching, for a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 440 ppi density.
In other words, Apple wouldn’t be aiming for the phablet segment at all costs, as well as will keep challenging Android ecosystem. At the same time, Apple is willing to please the audience with over-sized iPhone – not much diagonally.
However, it would be too early to make any predictions about the next-gen iPhone, especially from the hardware point of view. Regardless, the sources also hinted a never seen before very thin device, which is something that has to be taken with a grain of salt obviously because it’s a rumor only.
In addition, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities analyst has pointed out that the company can exceed the iPhone screen diagonally in the future and betray the much vaunted philosophy of “one-thumb.”