Hello everybody, The sixth generation iPhone, let's call it iPhone 6, is rumoured to be a huge upgrade over the current fifth-generation iPhone, the iPhone 4S. As it appears right now, this iPhone 6 will almost certainly get: - A complete redesign - A bigger screen - A6 processor, maybe quad core and extra RAM Now I was just wondering, if Apple is really going for a bigger screen, than why not go for a Super AMOLED Plus display? Heck, I'd even suggest a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of the current 3:2 aspect ratio. If Apple goes for a bigger screen, this will certainly mean that developers have to rebuild apps for this screen size, so why not do the job right in one step: go for a 16:9 display. A 16:9 aspect ratio is very common. I also believe it would be much better for phones. So, this is what I do: I have set up a poll, and below I'm going to give argument for and against a 16:9 aspect ratio. I'm also going to tell you why I believe Apple should go for a Super AMOLED Plus (2?) display. 16:9 aspect ratio An aspect ratio of 16:9 is very common. Almost all widescreen televisions and handsets have a 16:9 aspect ratio (Full HD: 1920*1080, 16:9. 720p HD: 1280*720, 16:9). An iPhone with a 16:9 screen will be much better to watch TV series and movies on (like when you are traveling). The main difference between a 3:2 aspect ratio and 16:9 aspect ratio, is that a 16:9 display is actually less wide and somewhat longer. For example: a 4" 16:9 display is slightly longer, but still not as wide as the current 3.5" 3:2 iPhone display. What this basically means, is that a 4" 16:9 display is almost just as wide as a 3.5" 3:2 display but a 4" 16:9 is slightly longer. So a 4 inch 16:9 display, can easily fit in the design currently used for the iPhone 4S. And as I said: if Apple is going to change the screen size, developers certainly have to rebuild or improve their apps. So why not immediately change to an aspect ratio that's very common on the market: 16:9. Advantages 16:9 - Industry-wide accepted aspect ratio - Better for watching YouTube clips, movies, TV-series, etc. - Makes the screen actually longer, not wider (4" 16:9 display is just as wide a 3.5" 3:2 display) - If developers must rebuild their apps because of a new screen, than letting them do this in 16:9 is perfect Disadvantages 16:9 - 'Fragmentation': developers have to update multiple versions for multiple iOS devices - More space in length (but less in width!) Super AMOLED Plus instead of LCD The most complaints about AMOLED displays, were that it didn't have a full RGB set-up (images looked less-sharp than on a LCD display with the same resolution and colours were slightly off). Super AMOLED Plus solved most of this issues, and by the beginning of 2012 Super AMOLED Plus 2 will be introduced which should have an even lower power consumption than the original variant and an even higher brightness. I really believe that Super AMOLED Plus displays are superior to LCD displays for smartphones. Better contrast (a black screen on a Super AMOLED Plus display, for example, is really black - no light shining in your eyes in the dark). Lower power consumption. Thinner than LCD displays. There are so many advantages. Often heard disadvantages is that AMOLED displays have a shorter life span and colours are slightly over-saturated. I, however, do believe that the disadvantages of LCD are even worse and AMOLED is the future. A company that wants to innovate, should also experiment with technology from the future. I'm talking to you, Apple. Advantages over LCD - Use less energy, even on maximum brightness on a white display - Extremely thin (which allows Apple to create thinner devices) - Superior contrast ratio - Better for outdoors usage, even at lower brightness than a LCD display - Starting in 2012, extremely high pixel density possible (Super AMOLED Plus 2) - Extremely wide viewing angle, superior to the IPS technology used in iPad and iPhone LCD advantages over Super AMOLED Plus - LCD displays can be brighter thanks to LED backlighting - Currently, allows for much higher pixel density - Claimed to have better colour accuracy For me personally, I take better battery life, better visionability outside, wider viewing angles, superior contrast ratio with true black and extremely thin displays any time over LCD displays which can offer much higher pixel densities, beter colour accuracy and higher brightness. And again, who knows what the Super AMOLED Plus 2 technology in early 2012 will bring: even higher brightness, even thinner, even better battery life, even better colour accuracy? So, now my question to you is: What would you want? A bigger screen, 16:9 aspect ratio and Super AMOLED Plus (2?) technology or a LCD screen with the same aspect ratio, but perhaps a bigger screen? As I said, for me personally: a bigger screen, 16:9 aspect ratio and Super AMOLED Plus 2. (I can see however that, for example, you'd want a bigger screen and Super AMOLED Plus 2 display, but the same 3:2 aspect ratio. So, vote!). VOTE!