Apple iPhone 6 specs detailed in new leak: Larger displays, launch date

“Somewhere around a dozen independent reports claim to have confirmed Apple’s plans to launch two new iPhone models in 2014, and now we can toss another one onto the pile,” Zach Epstein reports for BGR. “This latest report comes from South Korea’s top brokerage KDB Daewoo Securities, which is known for having inside sources that have accurately foretold companies’ plans on numerous occasions in the past.”

“The biggest difference between the standard ‘iPhone 6’ and the 2014 iPhone model that will climb into phablet territory is in fact that display size. According to KDB, the iPhone 6 will sport a 4.7- or 4.8-inch screen while the larger iPhone model will pack a 5.5-inch display,” Epstein reports. “The firm notes that the iPhone 6′s display will sport full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) while the phablet will reach into 2K “quad HD” territory (2,272 x 1,280 pixels).”

“The note states that Apple’s new iPhones will debut in either the second quarter or third quarter this year,” Epstein reports. “Earlier reports from solid sources suggested that the phones will debut in September, just as Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c did last year.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

23 Comments

  1. I call based solely on this statement ‘The firm notes that the iPhone 6′s display will sport full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) while the phablet will reach into 2K “quad HD” territory (2,272 x 1,280 pixels).’ The different screen resolution would drive Apple and it’s developer community nuts, that is why the iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina have the same resolution at different sizes.

    1. The IOS 7 has pushed developers to support flexible resolution. This was obviously moving apple products to support different res and the best reason is to support HD variants inc 4K res standards in due course.

      The dev properly implementing the flexible res will be able to support all iOS devices including iPad Pro which will host multiple virtual iOS cores so you can run unto 4 iOS at the same time with the ability to show 1, 2, and all 4 displays at the same time. The non-compliant apps will be forced to using part of the screen or pixel enlargement tricks of the past.

    2. Yep I agree with that AND just like everyone said Apple HAD to enter the netbook market to survive they they were “handing the market to competitors”

      I mean lest get real, outside of Korea (where Apple is unlikely to take significant share anyway) the entire market for foblets is under 10% of smartphones (7% seems to be the median of figures given)
      But according to the all knowing journalists apple MUST chase this single digit niche market… OR DIE!
      All media hype, just like netbooks, the tail is wagging the dog on this one IMHO.
      And just like netbooks (which they sold tens of millions) after the excitement of a “different” product wears off you found that it wasn’t really go at anything a less than useful mss-up. Just like the phoblet which isn’t really a good tablet or a good phone either.

      1. I really grow so tired of these comparisons. The Phablet market of today is nothing like the Netbook market of 4 years ago. The Phablet market is not a race to the bottom for the cheapest, lowest spec’d, smallest margin PC a mfg can make.

        Mfg’s are, in most cases, making Halo devices that get launched at a premium over their smaller screened siblings. Sure, after launch, they eventually go on sale, but initially they stand as the flagship device. In the cases where they don’t, of course the specs are dumbed down a bit, but the pricing reflects this as well.

        Apple couldn’t and didn’t have to chase the Netbook market. Their products are of a premium quality. They hadn’t gotten into making things “unapologeticly plastic” yet. Although, you can say that Apple did enter the “Netbook” market, but not with a Netbook. Instead it was something of very high quality, the iPad. Which has been said to have delivered a killing blow to the whole market in general.

        While Phablets may be a niche segment, it isn’t a race to the bottom with falling profits. Unlike the netbooks, Phablets will be, for the most part, subsidized. Thanks to that subsidy, Apple can do a Phablet and still command a high margin. A device hitting the $399 mark would not be out of the question for Apple.

        As a device, I find a Phablet great. It’s not for everyone, but those who appreciate it, it’s hard to go back to a smaller phone. Netbooks were about boiling a computer down to its barest essentials. Phablets expand on the smart phone promise of truly giving you the internet in the palm of your hand.

        I’ve said it many times here, that I would welcome an iPhone over 5″. I truly hope this rumor turns out to be more than that. I own a Note 2 pretty much for the sole reason of the 5.3″ inch screen and yet I still want a larger one.

    3. I still don’t like using the term “resolution” to describe the number of horizontal and vertical pixels on a display. I prefer to associate resolution with pixel density – the number of pixels per unit distance. Apple likes square pixels and configures its displays accordingly with the same ppi both vertically and horizontally.

      The aspect ratio of the display is also critical for iOS devices. Apple only has three right now, the original iPhone 3:2, the iPad 4:3, and the stretched iPhone 5 and beyond at 16:9, which is the HDTV standard and, also, the square of the iPad aspect ratio).

      The two new 1920×1080 and 2272×1280 are both 16:9 aspect ratios.

      1. I didn’t say that I believe this rumour, but as they are specific about the resolution, I listen to what they are saying, whereas those rumours that simply mention a bigger screen can be dismissed instantly.

        The fact that the stated resolution of the 4.8″ screen doesn’t fit in with the resolutions of existing IOS devices makes it unlikely unless Apple introduces a resolution-independent version of IOS.

        The iPad retina display is 2048 x 1536 and the iPhone 5S is 1136 x 640. It’s hard to imagine Apple introducing a new iPhone where the resolution isn’t a simple multiple of one of those resolutions. When rumours mention a resolution where neither dimension is a simple multiple, you can instantly dismiss it.

        So with this rumour, I would rate the chances of a 1920 x 1080 display as zero, while a 2,272 x 1,280 display ( twice that of an iPhone 5S ) at least sounds possible.

  2. Oh baby. That 4.7 inch model would be absolutely stunning, the perfect phone, the iPhone of my dreams. If necessary, for the first time I would line up outside an Apple store to be one of the first to get my hands on it.

    1. And I hope I can get a 5S or two at a good discount that day. I like mine to still fit comfortably in my pocket. The 5S may be the end of the iLine for me. I have no interest in going back to a bag phone or carrying it in a case on my belt.

  3. If this is true (which I doubt) – I hope they still offer the smaller model BUT WITH THE SAME FLAGSHIP SPECS.
    ie I hope they don’t lower the specs of the smaller iPhone. I want the best camera, best processor, best battery life but in my pocket.

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