Apple's Rumored 6.1-Inch iPhone Said to Be 18:9 With 2,160×1,080 Resolution and Ultra-Slim Bezels

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    While the rumored 6.1-inch iPhone isn't expected to feature an OLED display like the iPhone X, the device will still have a more advanced LCD display than previous iPhones, according to Taiwan's Commercial Times.

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    Japan Display's Full Active LCD

    The report, translated from Chinese, claims Apple will be adopting Japan Display's so-called "Full Active" LCD technology. Unlike traditional LCDs, like those of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Full Active LCDs only require ultra-slim 0.5mm bezels on all four sides, even smaller than those on the iPhone X.

    Japan Display says its Full Active LCDs are six-inch displays with a resolution of 2,160×1,080 pixels. Accordingly, the panels have an 18:9 aspect ratio, meaning their length is double their width.

    This suggests the 6.1-inch iPhone will have a taller display, likely with a cutout for the TrueDepth camera system, although not quite as tall as the iPhone X with its unique 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The device is already rumored to resemble the iPhone X's nearly full-screen design, so this would make sense.

    A 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 2,160×1,080 pixels would have around 395 pixels per inch. KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo said the 6.1-inch iPhone's display will have 320-330 PPI, however, so there's conflicting information.

    This rumor is consistent with a report from The Wall Street Journal in September, which said Apple was considering using Japan Display's advanced LCD panels in some 2018 iPhone models. Full Active LCDs have already been used by some Chinese smartphone makers, including Xiaomi for its Mi Mix 2.

    The use of Full Active LCDs instead of OLED displays is one design compromise that will allow Apple to sell the 6.1-inch iPhone at a cheaper price point. Others include an aluminum frame instead of stainless steel, a single-lens instead of dual-lens rear camera, and no 3D Touch, according to Kuo.

    In a research note obtained by MacRumors today, Kuo predicted the 6.1-inch iPhone will be a mid-range device priced between $700 and $800 in the United States, up from his previous $650 to $750 estimate.

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  2. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    if it's tft lcd (as kuo predicts) it might have better screen response time than the more expensive iphones and could even have a 120hz+ refresh rate if apple wants to

    exciting
     
  3. misterpip macrumors member

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    If it had Pro-Motion like the recent iPad Pro, it might be its best selling point
     
  4. Aussi3 macrumors 6502

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    Limited by its technology again. It might be good if people are looking for a cheaper device I suppose
     
  5. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    So the camera and other stuff just be part of that thin bezel at the top?
     
  6. kre62 macrumors 68020

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    All iPhone LCDs are TFT. They are TFT-IPS. TFT is the tech behind all current LCDs. Many are confusing this as TN vs IPS, and IPS is superior. Both are TFT.
     
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    Something does not add up. At least the mystery is nice, coming from a year of leaks.
     
  8. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502

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    While I'm guaranteed to update to whatever comes out this fall, I'm not really sure what more I could want from an iPhone, beyond iPhone X. Most of what I would want to see is in software, not hardware.
     
  9. JPack macrumors 68040

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    There will inevitably be a couple of posters who think thin-bezel LCD and notch are not possible.
     
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  11. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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    $650 sounded pretty low.
     
  12. jamface macrumors regular

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    If I want to see strawberries in such high resolution I'll just buy some actual strawberries I can also eat and which don't have any bezel. Phones are too expensive.
     
  13. DanielEAndersson macrumors newbie

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    If you buy a phone you can take a picture of the strawberries before you eat them and have both.
     
  14. DNichter macrumors G3

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    No, it will have a notch like the X.
     
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  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Long term, iOS and software all that matters. Hardware is superficial that eventually wears off. The User becomes more immersed into the software, which is why iOS has such a strong following for its fluid, simplistic straightforward approach. (And of course the security).
     
  17. karinatwork macrumors regular

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    No 3D touch? Come on. That's a huge step backwards.
     
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    This is one of my many arguments against the obsession with edge-to-edge that gave us the notch. I don't notice bezels on my 7+ as soon as I start using it (I did continue to notice the notch on my iPhone X before I returned it). I wouldn't mind smaller bezels, but not at the cost of symmetry and functionality (yes, I think the home button functions better than FaceID).
     
  20. bchery21 macrumors 6502a

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    If this is priced at ~$700 I'll probably buy for my wife.
     
  21. Loge macrumors 68030

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    Tall and narrow again - waiting for this fad to pass!
     
  22. BootsWalking macrumors 6502a

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    Nice - put that in an iPhone 7/8 (not +) form factor and I'm in.
     
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    One might argue that 3D touch is not as useful as others think, which by not including it on a 6.1 iPhone, will actually help reduce the cost of the new iPhone. Therefore others might see the price point more attractive.
     
  24. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    We want no bezels!

    ~no bezels arrive~

    There is nowhere to hold it and I'm accidentally pressing things because the touch rejection isn't perfect!
    We need some bezels!

    ~rinse, repeat~
     

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