Apple stuck to 3.5-inch, followed by a 4-inch bump with its iPhone for a long time. With the world seemingly moving along to bigger sizes, most notably its direct rival Android. iPhone 5S, although rumored to be incremented to a larger 4.3-inch display didn’t materialize, but it seems Apple is finally taking the big step from its so-called ideal screen size with the iPhone 6.
The iPhone 6 is rumored to come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes, meaning Apple is ready to wage war in the phablet realm as well. Although, latest rumors debunk the latter.
If the rumor mill is to be believed, the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may not be in the works for a while. With Samsung’s grip on the market faltering, it is high time for Apple to grab the opportunity and deliver the knockout punch to its rival, but instead we get a delay, or probably cancellation. Why do you ask? Well, it seems the manufacturing process behind the 5.5-inch iPhone 6’s sapphire coated screens has proven to be more challenging than initially expected. Touch-sensitivity issues are popping up near the corners of the screen. This is another reason why we have seen so many leaked pictures of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and not many of the its bigger brother.
Samsung must grab the opportunity to solidify its grip on the smartphone market, if the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 does fail to materialize it will poise good news for Samsung. Phablets are currently the only edge Samsung has over Apple, with the former offering regular plus phablets. Do keep in mind, this is all speculation at this point, but then again the whole 5.5-inch iPhone 6 bit is too, rendering everything moot.
In any case, the iPhone 6 should be coming out in September this year, with the 4.7-inch display all but confirmed. The same cannot be said about the 5.5-inch display, though.