It appears the iPhone 6 will indeed sport a bigger screen from the previous builds as Apple reportedly confirmed its recent acquisition of a firm that specialises in energy-efficient LED display technology.
Micro-LED display producer LuxVue Technology has recently become part of Apple’s growing family and the new portfolio addition, according to Tech Crunch, cost about $43 million.
However, the tech giant’s specific plans for LuxVue remain a mystery as MacRumors noted on its report that Apple typically describes such development in the following manner: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
But digging a bit, the newly-purchased firm is known for display screens that aren’t power-hungry and fits in with the requirements set by Apple CEO Tim Cook – that his company will only seriously consider building iOS devices if the available technology will erase perceived optimal user experience.
LuxVue becoming an Apple division could be one of the key answers for theiPhone maker to go phablet on the 2014 sequel as the company will be able to put together large-screen wielding device that boasts of extended battery life,BGR said in a report.
In essence, contributions coming from LuxVue further eliminate the stumbling blocks for Apple to finally abandon its 4-inch screen that dates back to the iPhone 5 in 2012.
It is understood too that the same display panel improvement is applicable for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch editions. Recall that analysts led by Ming-chi Kuo of KGI Securities are forecasting the arrival of two premium iPhone models this year.
The smaller version will bump off the iPhone 5S while the larger make will be called the iPhone Air. The latter, according to a recent Kantar WorldPanel report, will headline Apple’s 2014 financial results likely leading to no-less-than 60 million units of sale by the end of December in the same year.
The company, Kantar said, will haul in the big numbers as the first iOS phablet is seen to attract Androidswitchers in emerging markets like China, where Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 continues to hold sway among device users enamoured with giant-screen smartphones.
LuxVue’s display expertise in the iPhone 6 also confirms Kuo’s earlier assertion that while the upcoming device will get bumped up screen, the battery will deliver more power juice than ever before.
It is claimed as well that the iPhone 5S sequel will be slimmer, lighter but more powerful with the tandem of a 64-bit A8 chip and iOS 8 bringing the device into life.
Two iPhone 6 release dates are slated this 2014, according to analysts, as the 4.7-inch build is supposed to come out in September while the 5.5-inch model is rumoured for a December debut at the earliest.