Sketchy Report Claims Full iPhone 6 iPhone Details: Larger IGZO Screens, More RAM and Storage

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A sketchy new report [PDF] from analysts at KDB Daewoo Securities Research shared by (via BGR) claims to have full details on Apple's iPhone 6, but there are several issues with the claims that call the entire report into question.

    According to the report, the iPhone 6 will be available in two sizes, one with a 4.7-4.8 inch display and a second at 5.5 inches. These displays are said to run at 1920x1080 (440 ppi) and 2272x1280 (510 ppi) respectively, using indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) technology rather than the low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) technology used in current iPhones.

    While the claimed display sizes are in line with circulating rumors, the claim of IGZO over LTPS raises some doubt given that LTPS offers better electron mobility and thus greater efficiency than IGZO. IGZO is starting to gain popularity in larger devices such as tablets due to technical limitations with creating LTPS displays at those sizes, but LTPS remains the preferred technology for many high-end smartphones. Still, it is possible that larger displays at higher pixel density for the iPhone 6 could spur Apple to change its display technology.

    Other claims in the report include a bump in RAM to 2 GB alongside a new A8 chip, a new 128 GB storage option at the high end, and an upgraded 3.2-megapixel front camera. In line with a previous claim, the analysts predict that the rear camera will remain at 8 megapixels, although it could gain other improvements.

    Another questionable claim of the report comes with regard to the device's operating system, with the analysts pegging the device as running iOS 7.2. Each new iPhone model has been accompanied by a major iOS update, and so the iPhone 6 would be expected to run iOS 8 at launch. iOS 8 has been observed in web logs and other sources, but there has been no evidence yet of Apple working on an iOS 7.2.

    Finally, the report gives a fairly wide launch window of the second or third quarter of this year. iPhone launches have come at the tail end of the third quarter or even early in the fourth quarter over the past several years, with repeated rumors of Apple possibly returning to the mid-year launch window used for early models failing to come to fruition.

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  2. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
  3. musika macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2010
    New York
    Yeah, believe the 2014 leak with iPhones running iOS 6...
  4. ethanlee macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
  5. yanki01 macrumors 68030


    Feb 28, 2009
    nonsense. looks like a samsung, hungover much macrumors?
  6. chakdey macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2008
    these analysts will do anything for attention :rolleyes:
  7. JonneyGee macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    No way this happens. "Sketchy Report" says it all.

    I'm hoping that if the iPhone 6 releases in two sizes, one of them is the current 4" size. I don't want an iPad Mini that places phone calls.
  8. cymerc macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
  9. giraffle macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2013
  10. iKnowMr.Jobs macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2010
    Apple really needs to knock of the 16gb base model stuff this year. 32gb please.
  11. Wuiffi, Feb 3, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2014

    Wuiffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
    moving backwards from LTPS to IGZO? lol ^^

    Guess the next step forward in display technology would be LTPS with quantum dots...

    (for everyone who is not that into display technologies: IGZOs main advantage is, that it's cheaper to produce large displays [large like ipad, notebook and larger] than LTPS, which has twice the electron mobility.)
  12. monaarts macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2010
    Kennesaw, GA
    They aren't saying the image is of the new iPhone... They are using that as an example placeholder. I think these specs seem legit.. Maybe not the IGZO part though.
  13. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2011
    Is this a report by Mr. Kuo? No? Then move along. Nothing to see here.
  14. The Robot Cow macrumors 6502

    The Robot Cow

    Sep 12, 2012
    Central California
    It almost looks like they've taken a Htc and put iOS6 skin on it.
    They could've at least added a home button/Touch Id to it
  15. laflores macrumors regular

    May 5, 2011
    Costa Rica
  16. GeneralChang macrumors 6502a

    Dec 2, 2013
    Analysts are getting really lazy with their photoshopping these days.
  17. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    Well, they never said that was a picture of the new phone... someone probably just threw something together real quick for the clickbait. Err, I mean, for the report.

    I'm in the "I'll believe it when I see it" crowd, but I wouldn't mind a slightly larger screen.
  18. curmudgeon32 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2012
  19. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816


    Apr 12, 2007
    An 1080p screen would be very welcome on iPhone, regardless of the screen size.
  20. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    There's no reason to list iBeacon. iBeacon is a function of the app API and the beacon that is installed somewhere. There is no specific hardware that would be tickmarked in the device other than BT4.0LE, which has been present since the iPhone 4S.

    510PPI? Ridiculous.

    Stick around 326ppi and save on battery usage.
  21. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    A PPI way beyond what you can even see achieves three things:

    - Burns battery life

    - Slows down the GPU

    - Makes a nice bullet marketing bullet point for people who care about spec numbers over actual usefulness (tech reviewers often fall into that trap--and it drives them crazy that Apple users keep on choosing real features that work well, over marketing fluff like spec numbers)
  22. everything-i macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2012
    London, UK
    Or the iOS7.2 bit, each new phone gets a new version so it would be 8.0, this crap isn't even plausible, at all.
  23. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
  24. Laird Knox macrumors 65816

    Jun 18, 2010
    The entire surface of the phone will be a Touch ID sensor. The phone will know it is you as soon as you pick it up. ;)

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