“Rather than follow the competition, Apple has always forged their own road with their smartphone form factors,” Ewan Spence reports for Forbes. “While Samsung, HTC, and Sony were busy selling larger screened smartphones to more consumers, Apple has carried on with the smaller screened iPhone range.”
“But the discussions about an iPhone with a larger screen continue,” Spence reports. “Can Apple implement a 5 inch screened device, maintain app compatibility, and not leave behind the current generation of smartphone users?”
“Looking at the current market, the iPhone is the one of the smallest ‘fully featured’ smartphones and the continued strong sales across the range do not seem to have been hindered by the four-inch screen,” Spence reports. “There’s a natural sweet spot that Apple could go for in the iPhone 6. Retain the pixel count from the current 5S and 5C iPhones (1136×640) for software compatibility but pair this up with the 264 ppi density of the iPad Air’s retina display and you end up with a screen that has a diagonal distance of 4.94 inches.”
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