People have often complained about the relatively small size of the iPhone screen in comparison with other smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the Motorola Moto X; Apple seems to be addressing the iPhone’s screen size with the new iPhone 6. The current iPhone 5s has a 4-inch display with 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 PPI.
The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 is rumored to ship with a 5.25-inch display. The Galaxy Note 3 comes with a larger 5.7-inche screen pushing it into “phablet” territory.
Research firm DisplaySearch reports in their new Quarterly Worldwide FPD Shipment and Forecast Report reports that Apple may come out with two new versions of next-generation iPhone with two larger display options. According to the report Apple will launch a 4.7-inch model with 1600×900 resolution, 386ppi and LTPS TFT LCD display technology. A larger version of the “iPhone 6” could pack a 5.5-inch display with 1920×1080 resolution at 401 PPI utilizing the same display technology.
Different markets desire different sizes for the screens. Some consumers prefer the Apple’s more compact size to keep more easily in their pockets, or those who prefer to use their tablets for work. However diversifying their market would appear a wise move on Apple’s part, as Android and Windows phones have moved the iPhone into a smaller market share. It will be interesting to see if they release a few different phones, or if the iPhone 5C experience has made them wary.