Rumor: Large iPhone 6 Screen Sizes and iWatch AMOLED Display

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Display industry research firm DisplaySearch recently disclosed its predictions for the new display tech that will be unveiled in 2014. According to DisplaySearch analyst David Hsieh, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will likely boost the size and resolution quality of its next iPhone displays. The analyst also noted that Apple may utilize a flexible display technology for its long-rumored iWatch.

Hsieh noted that Apple is exploring two different screen sizes for the iPhone 6 — a 4.7-inch display and a 5.5-inch display. Like the current iPhone 5S display, both display sizes would continue to utilize the LTPS (low-temperature polysilicon) TFT (thin-film-transistor) LCD (liquid-crystal display) technology. However, the 4.7-inch display would be upgraded to a 1,600 x 900 pixel resolution that would give it 386 ppi (pixels per inch). In comparison, the iPhone 5S currently has a 1,136 x 640 pixel resolution for 326 ppi. Hsieh also predicted that the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 will have a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution for a stunning 401 ppi display.

Hsieh also sees two different possible screen sizes for Apple’s long-awaited wearable tech product. According to the analyst, Apple’s iWatch will feature a 1.3-inch or 1.6-inch flexible AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) display. This is the same display technology that Samsung (SSNLF.PK) uses for its curved Galaxy Round smartphone. Hsieh believes that the iWatch will have a 320 x 320 pixel resolution for 348 ppi for the 1.3-inch display, or 278 ppi for the 1.6-inch display.

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