Earlier this week we saw a hands-on video of the rumoured 5.5-inch iPhone 6 dummy compared to the ‘smaller’ 4.7-inch model, giving us a good glimpse of what users can expect in a larger ‘phablet’ looking iPhone.
Now, Canadian YouTube Channel UnboxTherapy has taken a closer look at the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 dummy model compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note III. Both models looks similar but the iPhone 6 is thinner and slightly taller than the Note III.
With a larger 5.5-inch iPhone, one-hand operation becomes difficult as devices in this size are well into the ‘phablet’ category. But, like the 4.7-inch dummy model, the sleep/wake button has been moved to the right side on the 5.5-inch model.
A year ago, CEO Tim Cook answered a question about what he thought about the 5-inch phone market at the company’s Q2 earnings call. Here’s what he had to say:
My view continues to be that iPhone 5 has the absolute best supply in the industry. And we always thrive to create the very best display for our customers. And some customers value large screen size, others value also other factors such as resolution, color quality, white balance, brightness, reflectivity, screen longevity, power consumption, portability, compatibility, apps and many things.
Our competitors had made some significant trade-offs in many of these areas in order to ship a larger display, we would not ship a larger display iPhone while these trade-offs exist.
Fast forward to present day, the question remains: have these trade-offs been eliminated to give Apple the green light to ship larger iPhones?
New iPhone models are set to make an appearance this fall, most likely debuting with sapphire glass displays.