Once every two years, Apple launches a new iPhone flagship that differentiates itself from the previous generation in multiple regards. With last year iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, the company already has something in stock for its customers.
The people familiar Appleâ€™s plans shared that the company will launch an iPhone model with a screen larger than 4Â½ inches measured diagonally, and a second version with a display bigger than 5 inches. Until now, Apple’s largest phone has been the 4-inch display on the iPhone 5, reported the Wall Street Journal.
It is expected that the two new models will feature metal casings similar to what is used on the current iPhone 5S, with Apple expected to scrap the plastic exterior used in the iPhone 5C, these people said.
And recently new iPhone 6 concept images again stirred up speculation about the upcoming iPhone 6 and showcase what a larger iPhone could look like running Appleâ€™s iOS 7 software.
Italian designer Federico Ciccarese, who is known for creating his visions of a possible future iWatch or an iPhone Air in the past, this week shared his idea of bigger iPhone 6 versions.
The designer envisioned an iPhone with a large 5.5-inch display and a resolution of 1,568 x 878 pixels, and another with a 4.7-inch screen and a resolution of 1,338 x 750. Ciccarese posted several images, including one with the 4-inch iPhone 5S posing next to the larger-screen iPhones. Additionally, the images showed that the iPhone 6 will have a curved body.
In case the actual device manages to match at least in some way the attractiveness of the Italian designerâ€™s images then Apple will almost certainly have another winner on their hands. In addition to the images, Ciccarese has also released a video conception of the iPhone 6, just to tease iPhone fans that little bit more!
The new handsets are expected to be revealed at Apple’s annual annual developer conference, held in San Francisco in June. It is where the firm traditionally makes new product announcements.
The plans for larger iPhones come as Apple is losing market share to rivals who offer bigger screens, but it’s hard to imagine that Apple would jump from 4 inches all the way to 5.5-inch displays or larger.
On the other hand, the phablet trend has proved to be really popular and it brought Samsung great success, as Samsung’s 5-inch Galaxy S4 and 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 are among its best-selling models. Several companies have launched super-sized smartphones bordering on the tablet line, and Apple may want to join this party before it’s too late.
Another designer duo has taken their iPhone 6 dreams a few steps further. Ran Avni of Israel and Enrico Penello of Italy teamed up and showed a host of new features they would like to see included, with a curved glass screen and shows how these devices will be. Introducing the iPhone 6 devices.
It shows a curve screen with ‘bumps’ at the top and bottom, along with an illuminated Touch ID sensor used to recognise fingerprints. The pair also outline what they think the screens will be: ‘The screens: 4 inch 1136×640 ( 326 ppi ) display for the cheapest iPhone, 4.7 inch 1920×1080 ( 440 ppi ) display for the standard iPhone, 5.5 inch 2272×1280 ( 510 ppi ) display for the largest iPhone, says the Daily Mail.