Evidence continues to mount that Apple will have at least one iPhone with a display larger than 4 inches in 2014. Following a Reuters report only days ago that the manufacturer is experimenting with displays as large as 6 inches, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in with his own assessment that Apple will offer an iPhone with a display between 4.5 and 5 inches next year. Kuo adds that while Apple may be testing larger displays, anything larger than 5-inches is unlikely due to Apple’s “unwavering principle of one hand use.”
An iPhone with a 4.8-inch display has already been the topic of rumours going as far back as early this year. It may well be the leading contender for a larger iPhone model.
The report adds that Apple will continue to use in-cell touch screen technology to keep displays as thin as possible. It will also continue to transition its iPad lineup to the GF2 touch technology (also called called GF Ditto) from the older G/G touch-screen technology, allowing for slimmer tablets in the future. Apple should be using GF2 technology exclusively for its iOS devices at some point in 2014.
Kuo also expects that the “iPad 5” and “iPad mini 2” should launch by the end of the year.
Source : AppleInsider