iPhone 5.7 (T3 magazine concept teaser 001)

If you’ve been watching the rumor mill over the last 6 months or so, you know that 2014 is expected to be huge for Apple. It’s believed that both the iPhone and iPad will receive larger displays this year, and the highly anticipated iWatch could drop as early as this fall.

The highly-regarded NPD DisplaySearch added to the speculation this morning, issuing a new research note saying that its supply chain sources are tracking new display sizes with various resolutions in development that could be used in some of Apple’s new devices…

Here’s the breakdown of the new display sizes and resolutions (via MacRumors):

displaysearchInterestingly enough, a few of these displays match up with persistent rumors on upcoming Apple devices. For example, we’ve heard a few times now that the iWatch could come in two sizes, 1.3″ and 1.6″, using Flexible AMOLED technology, and such displays are in development.

Also note that in the smartphone category, DisplaySearch marks two different panels as potential ‘iPhone 6’ displays. That again is consistent with what we’ve been hearing up until now, as multiple reports have claimed that Apple is working on two larger iPhones at 5.5″ and 5.7″.

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And finally there’s the 12.9-inch iPad, which has also frequently popped up in speculation over the past 6 months. Many pundits believe that Apple is preparing a larger, high-performance tablet for the ‘Pro’ market, and this 12.9″ 2732 x 2048 panel would certainly fit the bill.

Of course, it’s very possible that none of this is correct and Apple is just going to release the usual iterative product updates this fall. But the way things are lining up right now suggests that it’s also possible we could see the company make some major changes to its lineup this year.

Thoughts?

  • I would love to see a bigger iPhone model. And I hope they will bring some more customization to iOS 8 or 7.2 etc. Things like FlipControlCenter, CleverPin and SwipeSelection Pro should be build right into iOS.

  • Anonymous

    iPhone Pro
    iPhone Air

    • William Vejdal

      Genius!!

  • Julian Kieferle

    please not … 4.7 inch is crap and way to large as you may notice on htc one. came back to iphone in december and its still the most awesome phone because of size and handling and of course because of iOS

    • pizentu

      Great. Glad you like your iPhone. But not everyone wants a tiny screen. There is no law stating you must buy a bigger iPhone. Just because you dont want one doesnt mean nobody should be able to have one.

      • Julian Kieferle

        Haha of course not but if there´ll be a bigger iphone in 2 years you have no chance if you may want to upgrade to newer iPhone generation

      • IamJAd

        No, I think they’ll always offer a size like today’s iPhone. But I too want a large screen. I don’t need 5.5, but 4.7 would be very nice.

    • Maxim∑

      reduce the bezels and a 4.7in display is great. I used a Moto X for a little while and it was very very easy to use one handed thanks to the very thin bezels.

      Phones like the Nexus 5 are to big with large bezels and +5in.

      Apple said they would release a larger phone when there are no longer any compromises, they have to do it in order to satisfy a larger group of customers who want a slightly larger display like me :). Especially now that Apple is partnered with China Mobile

      • Kurt

        I’d rather use two hands if I can have a larger screen. I love 5.7″. It is big, but most of the time you aren’t using two hands. I really hope to buy an iPhone at 5.7″. Will be awesome for sure

    • Matt

      I won’t mind having a 4.7 inch screen. And I love my iPhone 5S but 4 inches is kind oi getting on the nerves.

    • Anonomous.TECH.man

      The moto x had a bigger screen and it’s just as easy to handle.

    • chris125

      so you have tiny hands like in the old burger king commercial? 4.7 is not that large, look at the moto x and compared to the iPhone it isn’t much larger at all.

  • Maxim∑

    1600×900, that’s a weird resolution like 1136×640. Could possibly be it!

    • felixtaf

      Exactly… Thats my thought too…

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    A bigger iPad would certainly draw me away from Microsoft.

  • Alain Vasquez

    Sbrotator 7

  • mehrab

    Apple please i bet you DONOT US AMOLED

    • Kurt

      I prefer LCD but Apple needs to increase the saturation. The chroma is too low. Just bump it up a bit. In between what it is now and what is on my Note 3 would probably be true color reproduction.

      • mehrab

        Nope
        Retina display still perfect in color/contrast/viewing angles/visibility in sunlight
        Note 3 higher ppi i cant see the differnce and higher res which is literally nothing noticeable

  • Duc T-ra

    Off TOPIC: does anyone know how to fix the issue with bluetooth on iphone 5 iOS 7 jailbreak?? I cant turn it on anymore and dont know why… Help pls… 🙁

    • Matthew Tanous

      Restore and rejailbreak

    • Adam Bowman

      Same setup here, but I don’t have that issue. Good luck.

  • Dao Sasone

    Im definitely goin back if apple release a biger screen that support 1080 and atleast a 440 ppi

    • Rowan09

      While I understand the bigger screen issue, why would 440+ ppi and 1080 be a deal breaker?

      • Dao Sasone

        U need both to have clear n crisps display

      • Rowan09

        But the 5s and any retina display is beyond what our eyes can see. I looked on a 1080P phone and a 720P phone and I can’t tell them difference. I would like 1080P but to be honest they look basically the same to me on a phone or tablet.

      • TeddyBearStand

        Notice the pixelation of text in the preview cards in the appswitcher? Higher ppi is coming.

      • Dao Sasone

        That depends on the screen size your comparing. Try using the 5s resolution on a biger screen like the gs4. Ul see the diff. Biger screens needs higher ppi to maintain the look as if it was a smaller one. Thats why you cant tell the difference as you said.

      • Kurt

        you can see pixels on on an iphone. there are jagged edges. on 440ppi screens, you don’t see them. The difference is instantly noticeable. I didn’t know anything about this Pantech phone and I was shocked how clear it was. I asked and it turned out it was 440ppi. Really beautiful. My note 3 is noticeably sharper too, but less. Apple was full of it when they said human eyes cant see the difference. You can.

      • Rowan09

        I’ll have to compare 2 phones side by side with the same game.

      • Dao Sasone

        Apple has been full of it. I totaly agree. I compared my wifes 5s to my gs4 in every aspect. Gs4 rules.

      • Graham Banzer

        @kurt178:disqus @daosasone:disqus
        regarding the PPI on an iPhone and jaggedness, are you talking about jaggedness on a third party app from the app store or cydia? I have a 5s and really cannot see any pixellation on any apple component of iOS, neither actually from any of the apps/mods I use. Maybe your model is just unluckily different? Different markets have different components.

        As for the screen quality, that responsibility doesn’t even lie solely with Apple. Samsung are the ones who make Apple’s screens – albeit with direction.

        I am looking forward to a larger screen iphone/ipad but a higher PPI in a 4″ mobile device than what the iPhone has at current isn’t required, whereas on a Galaxy S or Note with a larger screen, of course it is required otherwise the pixels would be stretched, so in that sense, I do agree the screen on the samsungs will be better.

  • Ketan

    I will definetly buy iphone 6 bring it on apple come on waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Let’s hope it’s not the boring old 1.3 ghz cpu again.

    • Kurt

      shhh…people around here want to pay a premium for less ram and slower processors. Things would run even better with better hardware but, Apple fans want to pay more for less for bragging rights. :-s

      • Rowan09

        The 5s is faster than almost any Android with inflated specs though Kurt.

      • You are comparing a phone with modified android with an iPhone.

        Compare a Nexus device next time.

      • Rowan09

        My friend has a Nexus and I will next time but because it’s modified it’s now slower even though the Note 3 is suppose to be a beast with all those inflated specs? Quad core and Octa-core in the S4 and it’s slower than a dual core phone so what does that say about specs? I will post the results too. Since my 5s is jail broken is it also disqualified?

      • Yeah i know. Samsung sucks because they make Android look slow with its TouchWiz. But compare a device with vanilla Android (Nexus 5) and you can see the difference.

      • Rowan09

        I’ll check it out.

      • Kurt

        While I don’t agree with the 5s/and 5 comparison since I’ve seen the reverse. You proved to be the people I’m talking about. “bragging rights for worse hardware”. My point is, we have a device that runs really well on less but pay a premium. We deserve the better and our devices would run better. We shouldnt brag about iDevices outperforming devices with better specs. We deserve the better specs and imagine how much better our devices would be. I’d love more ram and be able to multitask. I use two ipads while I work. Id rather just use one. Hopefully with the larger iPad this will be an option-split screen like in win8 and Note line

      • Rowan09

        I’m not bragging about anything. What’s the point of quad core and Octa core when it doesn’t make your device faster than a dual core phone? Since I pay a premium for my phone that performs better than the other phones I should feel bad why? Shouldn’t the guy with the quad core and Octa core feel bad? Maybe on the iPad Max or Pro if it is real, they will do multi screens but Apple isn’t trying to make the iPad a laptop. I agree though they should put multi-screens on the iPad. Microsoft only makes 2 devices Surface and Pro while Samsung doesn’t make the OS. Apple in my opinion is not trying to compete with its laptop line with its iPad line, but time may change that way of thinking.

      • Yup. Let’s party like it’s 1999… with the specs of 1999.

        (This is not really true but i wonder why the iPhone still uses 2012 technology.)

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    I feel that 4.5″ would be a more feasible solution for developers; compatibility and all that. Remember the 3.5″ to 4″ transition? That’s what Apple is all about, making things easy for users, and also developers.

  • Graham Banzer

    i do sense that if the new iPad will have 12.9″, the MBA will be killed off. After all, why would one need a 12.9″ iPad AND a 13″ MBA? MBAs are usually aimed at web surfers and light users of computers so the need for one would diminish.