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Apple Expected to Release 5.4-Inch and 6.7-Inch iPhones With Thinner Displays in 2020


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Apr 12, 2001

Apple plans to release 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch iPhones with thinner OLED displays in 2020, according to Korea's ETNews.

The report claims the so-called iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models will adopt a Samsung technology called Y-OCTA that allows touchscreen circuitry to be directly patterned on the OLED panel without the need for a separate layer, resulting in a thinner display and lower production costs.

It's unclear if the thinner display technology would translate to overall thinner iPhones next year. Notably, the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are actually slightly thicker and heavier than the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, respectively, as Apple added larger batteries in this year's devices.

Samsung will supply Y-OCTA displays to Apple for both the 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch iPhones, while the lower-cost 6.1-inch model will stick with traditional film-based displays supplied by both Samsung and LG, the report adds. Chinese display maker BOE may be out of the running as a supplier for 2020 iPhones.

2020 is expected to be a big year for the iPhone, with rumors pointing to the two new display sizes mentioned above, a redesigned metal frame similar to the iPhone 4, rear-facing 3D sensing, 5G support, and up to 6GB of RAM.

Multiple reports have claimed that Apple eventually plans to release an iPhone with both Face ID and under-screen Touch ID, although it is unclear if the device will arrive in 2020 or 2021. The under-screen Touch ID would potentially allow users to authenticate by holding a finger anywhere on the display.

Apple's plans to release 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch iPhones in 2020 are backed by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and others.

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macrumors member
Sep 18, 2015
Please make the display super small so we can get a better battery for more use instead another accupack....
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macrumors 6502
Jul 29, 2010
Apple is making the the smaller iPhone Pro even smaller to push people into spending more money and getting the big one. I see what you did there Apple. They are professionals into doing that, same with memory capacity, they offer 64 and jump to 256 LoL


macrumors Core
Jul 25, 2007
We all know this just means a thinner phone and no chance of using that extra space for more battery.
Why? They just made phones and MBP’s thicker and used the space for more battery.
I was a fan of the iPhone 4’s flat sidedness. I like how I could stand it up on its side without it falling over.
You’ll really like my new invention: the Weeblephone™


macrumors 6502
May 26, 2015
5.4” is too small. 6.7” is too big. 6.1” will have compromises. Where do I go?!
Hopefully the bezels will be smaller too. The current 11 Pro Max is about the same size as the previous Plus size phones going back to the 6 Plus. I don't think the 6.7 inch 12 Pro Max will be any bigger.
Looking at the Samsung Note+ which has a 6.8 inch screen, the size seems perfectly manageable.
5.4 inch however is indeed too small. It's just a trick to get people to upgrade to the Max.


macrumors 6502
Oct 18, 2019
MacBook 16 inch, IPhone 12 Pro Max, Airpods and perhaps an Apple watch (unlikely), hope I can get a bundle discount on all that next year from a retailer.
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