Are you tired of hearing about how the iPhone 6 will hopefully have a bigger, better screen? Well, you might be, but according to research firm DisplaySearch, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) just may indeed be planning to deliver. The firm did an analysis of the display technology its analysts saw at this year’s CES and then used the data it collected to speculate about what the screens for the iPhone 6, the iPad and even the rumored iWatch might look like.
iPhone 6 could get a resolution boost
The firm suggests that the iPhone 6 could have a 4.7-inch screen with 386 pixels per square inch and a resolution of 1600 x 1900. Analyst David Hsieh also suggests that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might use LTPS TFT LCD display technology in making that screen.
A screen that’s 4.7 inches in size would be in line with rumors we’ve been hearing about the iPhone 6 for quite some time. Lately we’ve been hearing suggestions that Apple would launch not one, but two new iPhones this year—in two different screen sizes which are both bigger than the screen on the current iPhone 5S.
Hsieh speculates that Apple could use the same technology in making a 5.5-inch screen for the iPhone 6 as well. He suggests that it could have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 401 pixels per square inch. He also mentions screens which are 5.7 inches and 6.2 inches in size, but lists them as being simply a “high-end smartphone.” He said both of them could have a 2560 x 1440 resolution.
iPad could get bigger, iWatch might exist
In addition to the bigger iPhone 6, we’ve also been hearing rumors about a larger iPad this year, and he does seem to think Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could do this as well. He’s got a 12.9-inch screen with a 2732 x 2048 resolution listed as potentially being for the bigger iPad. He estimates it could have 265 pixels per square inch and be made using TFT LCD technology.
The analyst also has screen sizes of 1.3 inches and 1.6 inches included on his chart for wearable devices. Both have a resolution of 320 by 320, although the smaller one has 348 pixels per square inch, while the bigger one has 278. He suggests that Apple might use Flexible AMOLED display technology to make the screen for its iWatch (if the thing ever appears).