iPhone 6 with 4.7″ Display to be Released in Fall, Says Reuters Report
Apple will launch an iPhone 6 with a 4.7″ display sometime this fall, according to a new report from
Reuters. Additionally, a separate iPhone 6 model with a larger 5.5″ display may be delayed due to production issues.
Citing unspecified sources, Reuters says that both iPhone 6 models will use a new touch technology that allows for thinner construction of the display panel, this could suggest a thinner overall design may be possible. The report also notes there are some “difficulties” in producing the larger 5.5″ screen, but that the 4.7″ iPhone model remains on track for an autumn launch.
Reuters tends to be a consistently reliable source of Apple rumors. A January report from the equally reliable and well sourced Wall Street Journal also indicated that Apple would launch two new iPhone models this year. The WSJ story also suggested the next iPhone models would feature larger displays at up to 5.5″.
Apple has long been rumored to be working on a larger screened iPhone, with the first mentions appearing last year from Bloomberg, which then stated the possibility of an iPhone with a 4.5″ screen. For a relative size comparison, the current iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and iPhone 5C models have a 4″ display, while the iPhone 4S and prior models had a 3.5″ display.
The images appearing in this post are mockups, there are no reliable rumors yet as to what the iPhone 6 will actually look like.