The report from Japanese newspaper Nikkei claims the two new iPhones will feature higher resolution displays than Apple’s current Retina-equipped iPhone 5s and continue with the fingerprint technology, TouchID, that Apple unveiled last September.
“Manufacturers have apparently begun making such components as fingerprint sensors and chips for liquid-crystal drivers,” Nikkei said.
Mass production of LCD panels will start as early as the April-June quarter at Sharp’s Kameyama factory, Japan Display’s Mobara plant, and at other facilities, according to sources. LG Electronics will supply panels as well. The new handset’s display resolution is expected to be significantly higher than that of current models.”
iPhone 6 rumours have referenced Apple launching its new iPhone lineup with larger screens since the iPhone 5s was unveiled last year.
According to the IBTimes UK in December, Apple will continue the trend of altering the iPhone’s appearance every second year, unveiling an “all-new iPhone in 2014″.
“Along with the larger screen – or possibly even a choice of screen sizes – expect to see iOS 7 become iOS 8, the phone’s 64-bit processor to get even faster, and the introduction of more features for the iPhone 5s’ TouchID fingerprint scanner.”
In January, Simon Thomas at 3g referring to an article in The Wall Street Journal, stated the iPhone 6 will come in two sizes: big and very big.
“According to the publication, Apple will launch a larger 4.5in iPhone 6, alongside a phablet version with a display bigger than 5in. They also added that both will come with metal designs, although some caution should be excerpted (sic*) because they added that ‘Apple’s plans weren’t final’.”
Whether there is any truth to the reports, Apple’s smartphone competition continues to release new phones with displays significantly above the iPhone 5s’ four inches.
This week, HTC released its newest smartphone, the HTC One (M8) with a 5in display and Samsung’s Galaxy S5, which includes a 5.1in display, was launched in Australia on Wednesday.