Earlier this week, Foxconn released a press release confirming that it will be working on the new iPhone 6 smartphones from Apple. More importantly, it confirmed the half year-long rumor that the upcoming iPhone will get bigger screens, specifically 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches long.
Now, that we already know that Apple is really developing ‘gigantic’ smartphones compared to the iPhones previously and currently available in the market, can it stand the heat?
Today, the Android heavyweights rule the big smartphone competition with phone makers such as Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony releasing bigger and bigger smartphones for the past previous years. Remember when everyone thought that the original Galaxy Note smartphone was ridiculously big? That’s not the case now, and in fact smartphones today are much bigger than Galaxy Note pioneer.
Apple is well praised as far as display goes in its past iPhones, particularly due to the Retina display the company uses. However, previous reports from DigiTimes and other alleged insiders claim that Apple will soon ditch the Retina in favor of higher resolution options.
This could be due to the fact that the screen sizes of its upcoming iPhones are too big for Retina or could add a hefty amount to the phone’s production cost per unit. However, another report from 9to5mac claims that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 would only get 1,704 x 960 resolution.
Other rumors also claim that the new iPhone would get a thinner display thanks to the on-cell touch technology which would be implemented on the smartphone. Other alleged specs of the new Apple phone include a 64-bit supported A8 chip, the new iOS 8 which was announced at the WWDC in San Francisco, and an improved Touch ID home button.
A report by The Week also claims that the battery of the new iPhone will be more power efficient which in turn would let the smartphone last for a couple more hours.
Of course, all of these rumors are unconfirmed unless we hear from Apple itself.