Rumor: Apple to launch two iPhone 6 models, including first iPhone phablet

Pretty much the same, but bigger; much bigger!

A new year, a new iPhone. At least that’s what we’ve been used to up until last year when Apple launched two new devices. Now, the latest batch of rumors suggest the company may be looking at a repeat performance with two iPhone 6 models being launched later this year.

These new rumors mention two iPhones that will sport different screen sizes, both of them being substantially larger than the current iPhone 5 models. This is also in-line with earlier rumors regarding Apple's upcoming handsets.

The first device that’s supposedly going to come out of Cupertino is a 4.7-inch iPhone 6. This handset is rumored to feature the same screen resolution that current devices support: 1136 x 640 pixels. This would fit in terms of continuing app support, but it would also point to a pixel density of only 277 ppi, making this the first non-retina iPhone in years if true.

This 4.7-inch version is reportedly aiming for a June launch, possibly at Apple’s WWDC.

The second iPhone rumored to be launched by Apple this year is a 5.7-inch device which would qualify as the first iOS phablet on the market. This phone’s resolution would be higher than the other version but it is, as of yet, undisclosed.

Apple has already broken with tradition last year when it launched two devices at the same time, so this year we may see an even larger shift. Besides the WWDC launch of the 4.7-inch model there will be a regular event in autumn where the phablet iPhone would be launched. The spacing between events would allow Apple to better target their devices so the new phones don't suffer the same fate as the iPhone 5C, which got buried under demand for the 5S.

Of course this is just an unconfirmed rumor and speculation at this point, so we’d urge you to be skeptical until more info comes to light. 

Source: Tencent via: Trusted Reviews | Image courtesy of Apple

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Will be interesting to see how they manage a larger screen phone and not break their locked aspect ratios.

Will it be a 4:3 phone matching an older iPad resolution.
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Will it be a 16:10 phone with even lower ppi.
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Will it be a 16:10/16:9 phone with a new resolution that Apps will need to be updated to display properly.


I sure hope it isn't a 16:10/16:9 Phablet, as just this week I was hearing how 4:3 is superior for anything bigger than a Phone. (Even if the rest of the computing industry abandoned 4:3 nearly 15 years ago and HD standard dismissed the 4:3 aspect nearly 10 years before that.)

Tidosho said,
Yet again, Apple playing catch-up with their arch-enemy rival Samsung and their longstanding Note phablet....

The fact is that what,really matters is not who came first with a new concept but who execute it in a way that makes it a commercial success. I bought a Toshiba 3505, the first Convertible Tablet PC, and I loved the,concept, the general public, regrettably I would add, did not.

wotsit said,
Seriously don't want a huge iPhone - the trend for huge phones is just... dumb

Many many years ago, the LCD TV's that was 40 inches was OMGTOBIG!111one. Are the TV's that are 55 - 60 inches to big today to?

No they are not. The TV's gets smarter and can do much much more than just watching a movie. And it's the same with the Galaxy Note 3 (to take an example). It can do way more than a lil iPhone 5S can do and to be effective at what the Galaxy Note 3 can do, it have to have a big screen. Smartphones are not a bathtoy, they are a tool to help you everyday with whatever you needs help at. And so are the smart TV's today. They are not a toy where you can do one thing, also just watch movies. It's an entertainment system that can do alot of things over what an LCD TV could do 5-6 years ago.

Sorry, but just because a phone is smaller or runs an operating system you don't prefer doesn't mean it's a toy. Also, your comparisons don't make much sense since we're talking about a stationary device versus a mobile device. Sure, we like to see technology improve like TVs becoming smarter, but how did the Note 3 become smarter than its previous iterations? Or did I miss something here?

I don't even know why I'm replying honestly, as it smells just like a bit of butthurt since wotsit seems to disagree with you.

dead.cell said,
Sorry, but just because a phone is smaller or runs an operating system you don't prefer doesn't mean it's a toy. Also, your comparisons don't make much sense since we're talking about a stationary device versus a mobile device. Sure, we like to see technology improve like TVs becoming smarter, but how did the Note 3 become smarter than its previous iterations? Or did I miss something here?

I don't even know why I'm replying honestly, as it smells just like a bit of butthurt since wotsit seems to disagree with you.


It was a perfect example on why bigger phones makes it to a better tool in the same way as bigger TV's today makes you to have a better viewing experience when using the TV.

I'm not saying the Galaxy Note 3 is much smarter than the Galaxy Note 2. I'm saying it's a better tool over the Galaxy Note 2 as it have a better and bigger screen that makes everything better to use on the Galaxy Note 3.

Bigger is always better? Yeah I cannot wait to get a 27" LAPTOP. That will definitely be better!

I cannot stand large phones. I like the size of the iPhone 5S. I like iOS. It is not a toy in my eyes.

xWhiplash said,
Bigger is always better? Yeah I cannot wait to get a 27" LAPTOP. That will definitely be better!

I cannot stand large phones. I like the size of the iPhone 5S. I like iOS. It is not a toy in my eyes.


Ofc, if you don't use your phone for anything serious, then a Galaxy Note 3 will be to big for you. But if productivity, entertainment, web surfing, video watching, gaming and things like that are important to you, then you will love the Galaxy Note 3 in all aspects. PERIOD. I don't know about a single person who have gone from a Galaxy Note 3 to a phone with a 4 inch screen. Everyone i know personally and everyone i know about on the internet have never gone from a Galaxy Note 3 to a smaller phone. Alot says the Galaxy Note 3 are a bit big like my closest friend also said, but after he have been using the phone for 2-3 months now, he says that the things about it's size is gone as he got used to the size and understand that the phone have to have it's 5.7 inch screen to be effective at what it can do.

An iPhone can't do sh*t compared to a Galaxy Note 3 or even a Galaxy S4, so it's normal that peoples that use an iPhone thinks that the 4 inch screen is enough as it can't do anything serious like the Galaxy Note 3 can do. Now, let any iPhone users try out a Galaxy Note 3 for 2 weeks and let them tell you on how their experience with the phone was. They will 99.99% for sure say the phone is mega awesome and they will also say to you that the screen size is something that they got used to in a very short time and have forgotten about the screen size as the application that takes advantages over the big screen will do so good job at what they are made to do that the users simply are forgetting that the screen size is big.

Again, a smartphone is not a toy, it's a multitool witch are there to help you with your everyday tasks.

It's the same for an electrician. You can do do your job fine with just a screwdriver like this as long as you only comes over the type of screws the screwdriver can work on: http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/screwdriver-1.jpg (pretend this is iPhone 5S)

However, you will get into troubles if you comes over other types of screws. So to take care of that, you takes this with you on your job: http://cdn.overclock.net/3/3c/3c85f686_taskforce.jpeg (pretend this is Galaxy Note 3).

Here the Galaxy Note 3 takes much bigger place and are much heavier and makes you to carry the whole screwdriver set with you everywhere witch can be troublesome sometimes. However, to be effective at your job, you have to carry the set with you all the time.

And it's the same with the Galaxy Note 3, it's a multitool witch requires you to carry around a big phone that can weight a little. But you are for sure getting your everyday tasks on the phone done very good and effective.

iPhone can't do ****? Then how do I have dozens of games, several TV shows/movies, music, podcasts, and dozens of tabs on my iPhone? What can't the iPhone do? I use it to browse the web and yes watching videos too.

There is something that the Galaxy (or any Android device) CANNOT do. Access my entire iCloud data and sync across all my devices. I have Apple computers, laptops, and iPads. If I open Safari on my iPhone, I can see all my tabs from my other devices. I can sync photos, contacts, mail, and more. More importantly, I have access to my iTunes content on ALL of these devices. I have several thousands of dollars invested in my iTunes library. I can access ALL OF THIS out of the box.

My point is, you get the damn phone that fits you best. Not because of screen size. I do not care if the phone is smaller (and I used the iPhone 4 which was smaller vertically). I am still able to use all of these features on this size phone. I know a lot of other people that do the same thing. My dad for example uses his iPod for everything you mentioned. He uses Safari, many apps, watches Netflix and iTunes content, and more.

xWhiplash said,
iPhone can't do ****? Then how do I have dozens of games, several TV shows/movies, music, podcasts, and dozens of tabs on my iPhone? What can't the iPhone do? I use it to browse the web and yes watching videos too.

There is something that the Galaxy (or any Android device) CANNOT do. Access my entire iCloud data and sync across all my devices. I have Apple computers, laptops, and iPads. If I open Safari on my iPhone, I can see all my tabs from my other devices. I can sync photos, contacts, mail, and more. More importantly, I have access to my iTunes content on ALL of these devices. I have several thousands of dollars invested in my iTunes library. I can access ALL OF THIS out of the box.

My point is, you get the damn phone that fits you best. Not because of screen size. I do not care if the phone is smaller (and I used the iPhone 4 which was smaller vertically). I am still able to use all of these features on this size phone. I know a lot of other people that do the same thing. My dad for example uses his iPod for everything you mentioned. He uses Safari, many apps, watches Netflix and iTunes content, and more.


So just because you have games and watches movies on your iPhone, it makes it as good at doing that as a Galaxy Note 3 can do those things?

Ofc games and watching movies will work fine for you on the iPhone, because that's your choice on what phone to get. But claiming the iPhone can do that as good as the Galaxy Note 3 is taken as trolling. Sure, anyone who have never used anything other than a small iPhone will claim it's doing very good at those different things. But that statement from them will only stay until they have tried a Galaxy S4 or a Galaxy Note 3 for more than just 5 mins. When they have tried those Samsung phones for like 2 weeks, i can pretty much say that those peoples who swear to iPhones will be sold to Samsung after they have tried those phone for 2 weeks.

Sure, you get the phone that fits you best, but like i have said earlier, if you want to use the phone much more effective for serious productive, entertainment, gaming, web surfing and GPS stuffs and so on, then you can't live with a small 4 inch screen. Sending SMS, checking e-mail, checking Facebook and Instagram or Snapchat isn't considered serious works in any possible ways. It's considered as normal usage that every cheap Android phones can do as effectively as an expensive iPhone 5S can do.

Try to make some office documents on an iPhone to see how easy that is lol. It will be a pain in the ass. On my Galaxy S4, it's much easier to do because the screen is big enough to be able to use the application more effectively.

I can also add that i was using a smartphone from 2008 that had a 3 inch screen. It was a pain to use. However, when i went to the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10i in 2009, it was INSANE on how much easier and better it was to use a 4 inch screen over a 3 inch screen. And i can pretty much say it right out that the experience and the ease of use will be the same from going from 4 inch to 5 inch screen size. The 1 inch change doesn't sounds much, but it's pretty damn insane on how much differences it makes.

Everything on the Galaxy S4 gets 50 times easier to handle in the OS than it is to handle things on iPhone 5S. This is a fact and those who doesn't agree with that haven't tried a phone like the Galaxy Note 3 witch will simply blow you away on what it can do and how effective it is.

So does that mean we get to make fun of iPhone users for having such a huge screen on their phones? Like thy have been with us and the Samsung galaxy note.. Justice!!!!

Xerino said,
So does that mean we get to make fun of iPhone users for having such a huge screen on their phones? Like thy have been with us and the Samsung galaxy note.. Justice!!!!

Not really. Cue in the "Well, large screens have been around for a while, but Apple is the first one that got them RIGHT and delievered EXACTLY what the users expected" bullcr.

How long will it be?

If they do a proper screen, not try and give me some Apple junk, and something with a decent size, I will go back to Apple.

Apple definately copies stuff and lag behind the competition because like others have said the 3.5 inch screen was considered perfect by jobs and refused to change it and mocked all the phones with having bigger and bigger screen sizes now there doing exactly the same and theyll call it following market trends... but just like my place of work, changes there own rules/philosophies whenever it suits them.

I think apple sits back waits for other companies to take chances on there products like screen sizes, more RAM, better screens etc then if it does take off and is successful like samsung, they try to block there products as much as possible whilst there getting there own prototypes and fully working version together to try to limit the market penetration of said phone and can try come in with an "updated" version of there own.

All the apple fanboys will disagree with this obviously but i think its true. Tbh i give up with the whole phone debate, i like WP but tbh when i had an iphone this WP or even if i got an android i mainly just use it for calls texts and browsing internet and e-mail, i cant be bothered with apps games and all that stuff. i dislike facebook, twitter or that social stuff so it doesnt really matter to me. I do like WP though i like the tiles on it... oh and the 64bit thing stuff is moving towards it but phones wont need 64bit power really for years to come but guess its kinda good to have it there and improve on it for when 64 bit is needed/if ever its needed

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