Reports say the iPhone 6 could be getting a Full HD, 1920x1080, screen and a 4.8 inch screen to battle the displays on many of the new Android phones, according to Northern Voices Online.
This move would be key for Apple since screen size and display make up one area in which the iPhone is lacking. The iPhone 5 currently features a 3.5 inch display and a 960x640 resolution. With all of its capabilities, this is an area in which its biggest competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S4, is taking the cake.
The Galaxy S4 carries a 5-inch display in Full HD, providing a better entertainment experience especially when watching sports or movies on your phone. In fact the Galaxy S4’s predecessor, the Galaxy SII, is also beating the iPhone 5, carrying a 4.8 inch screen and a 1280x720 display.
In addition to the better screen resolution, iPhone fans can also anticipate more RAM and a better processor. Currently, the growing number of Full HD phones carries strong quad core processors and, at a minimum, 2GB RAM. Unfortunately for Apple users, the iPhone has a dual-core Apple A6 processor. However, in order for Apple to draw smartphone users away from the big, shiny and fast Android phones, NVO.com says the company is expected to put a “quad-core Apple A7 ARM Cortex A15-based replacement” into the new phone “along with at least 2GB of RAM.”
Currently reports indicate the next iPhone (which could possibly mean the 5s and not the 6) could launch after the WWDC, which takes place in June, when Apple is expected to launch the iOS 7 update.
According to Peter Misek, an analyst at Jeffries, the Apple’s supply chain is currently geared towards a 5s. Therefore, Misek said, the iPhone 6 would not debut until June 2014.
Other rumors include a report from Stuff.tv on May 8. Stuff said they received “a spy shot of a UK mobile operator's till system which lists '4G iPhone 6' on a product list.” This means the Apple skip the 5s and go straight to the 6.
While we wait for the next iPhone, Apple continues to improve other areas. This week the iPad received updated version of Mailbox and Shazam—both updates geared more toward making each app more user-friendly on the Apple tablet.