“App developers need to be poised for a redesign because Apple’s iPhone is getting bigger,” Angela Meng reports for The South China Post. “The tech giant will roll out the iPhone 6 in two sizes – 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch – in September, according to industry insiders who have seen the prototypes. The new iPhone screen will be made entirely from scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, they said. Sapphire crystal, second to diamond as the hardest material, is now used by Apple for its iPhone camera lens cover and touch identification.”
“It will also sport a new display at 441 pixels per inch,” Meng reports. “‘They have to tackle the phablet [devices that serve as both phone and tablet] market. People want bigger screens now,’ one insider said. The iPhone 5S, Apple’s largest phone at 4 inches, is notably smaller than the S4, which measures 5 inches, and the Galaxy Note 3, with a 5.7 inch screen… According to the two insiders, the 5C will be gone while the 5S will stay but be made from cheaper material.”
“Despite widely circulated rumours that the new phone will be curved, insiders say the iPhone 6 will have a flat screen,” Meng reports. “The design ‘freeze’ for the iPhone 6 – after which no changes will be made – is set for April this year, they said.”
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[Attribution: MacRUmors. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]