The iPhone 6 is probably still many months away, but that doesn’t stop people from guessing about what it might hold. Expectations for this handset are running the highest they have ever been for an upgrade from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). People want something big, so it’s going to be a major disappointment if Apple doesn’t deliver.
Will the iPhone 6 have a bigger screen?
Arguably the most-expected upgrade for the iPhone 6 is a bigger screen. Many people can’t get past their desire to see one with a bigger screen, and there is no denying that there is a growing base of consumers who want a bigger phone. Nonetheless, Apple has said it wouldn’t increase the size of its iPhone until the technology to support a bigger screen at the high performance and quality levels it wants is available. Also management has repeatedly made the argument that a smartphone should be able to be operated with one hand and that a 4-inch size is just right for that.
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So will the iPhone 6 sport a bigger screen? It seems as if we just can’t get rid of these pesky rumors that the company is indeed working on one with a bigger screen. One of the most recent rumors suggested Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would release two new phones again next year and that both of them could have a bigger screen than the iPhone 5S.
What else might the iPhone 6 have?
Paul Briden of Know Your Mobile runs through a laundry list of what the iPhone 6 might bring in comparison to the iPhone 5S. Most of it is pretty standard stuff, really. A faster processor, a better display, camera improvements, and almost no big changes to the form factor and iOS. There’s also mention of the rumors about a curved screen, but he doesn’t think it’s likely, and I would agree with him.
The real problem Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has here is whether it can surprise in a big enough way with the iPhone 6 to draw in consumers, and I’m not just talking about people who are so entranced with Apple that they will buy the company’s products no matter what they look like or whether they are better than the other offerings on the market.
If we’re able to already guess what the iPhone 6 will look like right now, then does this mean this is the end of the road for Apple? Of course it depends on whether Apple’s fanboys ever break their trance and start considering other options.