Apple may be trying to compete with phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note III if a new rumor that the iPhone 6 will have two different screen size options is accurate.
The Japanese newspaper Nikkei has reported that Apple suppliers in East Asia have already started to manufacture sensors and display ports for this new addition to the Apple family, which could be released as soon as September. Nikkei's report claims the phone will likely be released in 4.7- and 5.5-inch variants, which would both be noticeably larger than the current iPhone's 4-inch screen.
Many have speculated that, because of the battle of screen sizes, Apple might be creating a new iPhone with a screen larger than 5 inches, although a well-connected analyst by the name of Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says otherwise. Kuo, an accurate source of similar information in the past, claims that Apple won’t actually increase the size of the iPhone’s screen, but instead Apple is continuing its focus on making product that can be easily used with one hand.
Although the new iPhone’s screen won’t be bigger, Kuo claims that the screens resolution will be “significantly higher” than the current Retina Display's of 326 PPI. Many companies, such as Sharp, Japan Display and LG, are expected to take part in producing the iPhone 6’s Retina Display.
Along with rumors such as a higher resolution Retina Display, the new iPhone is rumored to have a sapphire-coated display, reduced bezel design (such as the Galaxy S4), along with other far-fetched rumors, though little concrete evidence has been provided.