A report coming out of ETNews from Korea has some interesting information regarding the future of Apple’s screen technology choices. There has been a lot of talk about Apple and its screen size and technology choices for quite sometime, and for the most part this information falls right in line with what we have been hearing. It includes talk of a larger iPhone and larger iPad, as well as a high resolution iPad mini. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman put the info in some bullet points:
- iPhones will move to screens larger than 5-inches
- iPads will be diversified into entry-level and premium models depending on display size. This report reiterates claims of a 12.9/13-inch model
- iPad mini will gain a higher-resolution display next year
- OLED displays will be integrated into Apple products, including Apple’s upcoming “iWatch”
- More power-efficient LED displays for MacBooks
- Further, the report claims that Apple will continue to use displays from Japan Display, but the company will increase its reliance on both LG and Samsung for screens
Like I said, a lot of this is just stuff we have been hearing already. The iPhone will see a larger screen, the iPad will see a larger version, and a high resolution screen for the iPad mini. However, some of the information conflicts with what previous reports are saying. It has been highly rumored that the next generation iPhone will see a larger display between the range of 4.5″ and 5″, but larger than 5″ just seems a little above Apple’s range. The report that Apple will introduce a larger 12″ to 13″ iPad does hold up against previous reports however, as does the iPad mini rumor. However, it is also rumored that an iPad mini with Retina display could be coming this year, but it is uncertain because there has been talk of supply constraints that could push that into next year.
What do you think? Are you hoping for a new iPad mini with Retina display? What screen is too big for the iPhone? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.