of new iPhone and iPad models with screen larger than current ones have
been doing the rounds for a while now. The latest report indicates that
the large screen iPhone 6 may launch sooner than expected.
reports citing their sources that the iPhone 6 release is planned for
May 2014. The publication in its report says, "Apple is also rumoured to
be planning a larger size iPhone for May 2014, using a 20nm processor
manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company."
doesn't give any more details on the specifications for the iPhone 6,
except that the screen will be 'larger' than one seen on the current
generation iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. We have already seen multiple
agencies reporting about the rumoured bigger 5-inch display in Apple
Earlier, we saw DisplaySearch analyst David Hsieh say
that Apple is testing two different screen sizes for its next iPhone. He
suggested that the company is testing a 4.7-inch panel with 720x1280
resolution and a 5.7-inch display with full-HD 1080p resolution.
latest Digitimes report also reignites rumours of an iPad 'pro' with a
screen larger than one seen in the current generation iPad Air. It says
that the company is looking to target North America's educational market
with its larger screen iPad. The rumoured 12.9-inch Apple tablet is
rumoured to release in October 2014.
Previously a Chinese
publication PadNews (via Apple Insider) reported that Apple could launch
the larger iPad (12.9-inch) in April with the 4K ultra-HD variant due
in October 2014. The report said that the company is currently testing
five different 12.9-inch iPad prototypes made by Foxconn. But it did not
specify the resolution of the purported larger iPad models.
in August, Digitimes reported about Samsung also developing tablets
with a 12-inch or larger display. The report said the sources believe
that "vendors are trying to create a new market segment to get away from
competition from small-size devices."