Many photos of purported iPhone 6 have hit the web in the past month, indicating that the iPhone 6 would look radically different from its predecessors. For one, the new iPhone will be the first to feature a display over 4 inches.
Today, Chinese blog Weekly.ASCII.jp, has posted two new cases for the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone. The new case has an opening for the repositioned power button, which will reportedly be on the upper left side of the iPhone 6 instead of the top. This is likely to enhance one hand use. The cases are also larger, thinner and have rounded corners.
A recent report from 9to5 mac, states that Apple is testing the iPhone 6 with larger, sharper 1704 x 960 resolution screen. The is basically 3 times the resolution of the original iPhone. If true, this would easily overcome potential fragmentation issues of having a larger display on the iPhone 6.
Mark Gurman for 9to5mac:
..Apple is preparing to make another significant screen adjustment to the iPhone. Instead of retaining the current resolution, sources familiar with the testing of at least one next-generation iPhone model say that Apple plans to scale the next iPhone display with a pixel-tripling (3X) mode.
This means that Apple will likely be tripling the aforementioned “base resolution” (568 x 320) of the iPhone screen in both directions, and that the iPhone screen resolution will be scaled with an increase of 150% from the current 2X resolution of 1136 x 640. Of course, Apple tests several different iPhones and display technologies, so it is possible that Apple chooses to take another route for display specifications for the 2014 iPhone upgrade.
1704 likely the new 1136:
568 tripled is 1704 and 320 tripled is 960, and sources indicate that Apple is testing a 1704 x 960 resolution display for the iPhone 6. Tripling the iPhone 5′s base resolution would mean that the iPhone 6′s screen will retain the same 16:9 aspect ratio as the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c.[/su_quote]