Is it possible that we will see yet another new screen size for the next iPhone? After five generations of the iPhone keeping the same 3.5 inch display, two years ago Apple finally upgraded the screen to the current 4 inch display found on the iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s. However, if the rumors are true, Apple will once again be changing the screen size after just two years. A new picture emerged today which appears to show the front panel of the iPhone 6 next to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 front panels.
The photo, seen above, seems to show a new iPhone screen that maintains the same size of the front panel, while increasing screen size by completely removing the side bezels and further slimming down the top and bottom bezels as well. While this is certainly not an official picture, the rumors of an edge-to-edge iPhone screen have been circulating for quite some time, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to me to see a screen similar to the one pictured make an appearance on the next version of the iPhone.
In addition to screen rumors, another rumor surfaced today on the Chinese network, Weibo, that claims the iPhone 6 will feature an 8MP camera, as seen on the past few iPhone models, but will feature a new f/2.0 aperture. This new rumored aperture size would allow the iPhone 6 to take better images in low light situations and improve the overall camera quality for iPhones. In addition to the new aperture size, the company is also reportedly going to increase the sensor size to improve image quality as well.
As is the case with almost every iPhone upgrade, it seems like the camera and image quality will be an important feature in the update to the iPhone 6. While these rumors should definitely be taken with some skepticism, they aren’t too crazy to not be true. It is definitely possible that Apple will look to improve the image quality again, and while a change in screen size would seem like a quick change for Apple, the market is moving in the direction of larger screens, and Apple could very well follow suit.
Would you like to see the iPhone 6 have a larger edge-to-edge screen, or do you still prefer the ease of one-handed use provided by the current 4 inch screen? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below, or tweet me at @TiP_Griffin.