A well-known tech blogger’s gotten his hands on Apple’s latest display – and it matches the long-standing rumors we’ve heard about the iPhone 6.
The iPhone 6 is just about two months away, and we’ve seen enough rumors to fill an entire computer screen completely. If you’re ready to see more tangible evidence for the iPhone 6, you’re in for a treat.
The latest iPhone discussion surrounds tech blogger Marques Brownlee and the display he’s posted on a YouTube video that’s being called the official iPhone 6 display. Brownlee was given the display via mail by Sonny Dickson, who’s leaked iPhone details in years past.
The iPhone 6 display is made of sapphire glass, but Brownlee’s iPhone 6 display comes in at 4.7 inches diagonally, confirming the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model we’ve known about for weeks if not months. The sapphire crystal display has “zero opacity,” according to Brownlee, and can also withstand car key scratching and knife plunging – not to mention its flexibility to withstand even being half-trapped under your sneaker (as Brownlee demonstrated in the iPhone 6 display video).
What makes the sapphire crystal display so remarkable is that it is “paper thin,” according to Brownlee. Apple’s famous for keeping the iPhone experience thin, light, and fast, and the iPhone 6 looks to follow in the same trend that Cupertino’s set for itself in the iPhone experience.
The iPhone 6 is said to arrive in two models: a 4.7-inch model (the panel now public) and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model that’ll compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, also due to arrive in September. Both iPhone 6 models will’ve sapphire crystal displays, maintain the Touch ID fingerprint register home button and run iOS 8. As for the iPhone 6 display, Apple looks to increase its screen resolution from the current 1136 x 640 Retina resolution to something more along the lines of 1704 x 960 for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. We don’t know if Apple looks to stick with this same resolution in the 5.5-inch model or go with a higher pixel density.
Apple announced that iOS 8 will bring both Health and HealthKit apps, not to mention an altimeter to the current iOS experience. Since Apple announced the opening up of iOS to third-party developers, Swype and other app creators have already expressed their interest in bringing better keyboard (preferably, “swipe” keyboards) into the iOS experience for iPhone users who may want more of an Android experience on-screen. iOS 8 also brings development in home automation, allowing your iPhone to lock doors, turn lights on/off, activate an alarm system, and so on.
All in all, Brownlee’s video confirms what we’ve heard about the iPhone 6 display. We’re still waiting, however, to see if the water and dust resistance rumor (and the subsequent Hong Kong ePrice photos) is validated as we arrive ever closer to Apple’s September iPhone 6 announcement.