iPhone 6 Said to Be Unveiled in June in Two Large-screen Sizes

The latest news about the upcoming iPhone 6 smarphone suggest that the smartphones will come in two large-screen sizes, with a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch display.

Last year marked a momentous year for the Cupertino company as it unveiled two iPhone versions in the same year. Photo: Martin uit Utrecht/ Flickr

The latest iPhone 6 news come from Chinese Analyst Sun Changxu who claims that Apple plans to announce a new iPhone in June, which coincides with the company’s WWDC event.

According to Changxu, the Cupertino company has two iPhone 6 smartphones up its sleeves. The upcoming iPhone 6 is likely to feature a bigger 4.7-inch display with the same 1136 x 640 resolution of the iPhone 5s. This would mean the image density would drop from 326ppi (Retina display) to 277.42ppi.

Apple will apparently start trial productions of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 next month, ramping up to full scale production in May for a June launch.

Ms. Changxu said that Apple could release another smartphone shortly later that has a higher-resolution 5.7-inch display.

The “phablet” variant will be launched to fall in line with usual Apple release time line in September. This larger display model will have a better resolution than the 4.7-inch alternative, although there’s no indication as to what that will be as yet.

Apple has already deviated from its usual one iPhone launch per year with the simultaneous release of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C last year.

During an event launching the iPhone on China Mobile last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked whether Apple might launch an iPhone with a bigger screen or flexible display. All Cook would say, in essence, is that customers can expect some nice updates in the future.

“We never talk about future things,” Cook said. “We have great things we are working on but we want to keep them secret. That way you will be so much happier when you see it.”

Other speculations suggest that Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 will apparently sport an 8-megapixel camera instead of the previously rumored 13-megapixel or 16-megapixel unit.

On the iPad side of the equation, Apple may increase the size of the tablet and introduce a 12.0-inch “iPad Pro” model. This echoes several previous reports in recent months claiming that an oversized iPad with a 12.9-inch Retina display is entering production and may launch as soon as early 2014.

Meanwhile, the rumored iWatch is also getting its share of speculation. Reportedly, Apple has inked a deal with LG to provide flexible, plastic OLED displays for the company’s iWatch product. LG is allegedly the sole supplier of the 1.52-inch panels for Apple’s rumored smart watch device.

The report says that production of these display panels would start in the third-quarter of this year, with an initial volume of 2 million units. LG has already started mass production of curved glass displays, and is using them in the LG G Flex, the smartphone that can bend and self-heal.

Using flexible P-OLED displays would allow Apple to create a curved, wrist-hugging device — similar to patents the company has already been granted — but would likely increase the product’s cost.

Besides a flexible display, other rumors have suggest the iWatch will be launched in the second half of 2014 with wireless charging as a possible feature. OLED has been a commonly rumored technology for the iWatch, but other sources have pointed to different display sizes for the device, including the possibility of separate sizes in the 1.3-inch and 1.6-inch ranges for men and women, says Macrumors.

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