February 12, 2014
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Apple’s 2014 iOS devices are likely to be thinner and lighter than the company’s current models. After all, this has been the norm, not just for Apple’s mobile devices, but for the industry as a whole. The changes coming to the so-called “iPhone 6” and “iPad 6” are the result of advancements in LED backlighting technology, according to LEDInside. The iPhone 6 will have a larger monitor size of 4.7-inches, plus a much lighter frame. They note “In the previous generation, the iPhone used 0.6t side-view type LED, in contrast the new iPhone will probably be adopting 0.4t side-view type LED.” By contrast, ”LED backlight modules in iPad Air are also likely to be switched from the current 0.8t side-view type LED to 0.6t side-view type LED to maintain the pad’s light weight and thinness features, while enlarging device size.” LEDInside brings up two interesting, additional points. First, they believe the next-generation iPhone will be released in June, something that hasn’t happened since Apple unveiled the iPhone 4 in June 2010. The current iPhone models, as well as the iPhone 5, were released in either September or October. For another, LEDInside says that “related industries believe the new iPad will also be larger than previous generations and be enlarged from 9.7” to 12”.” Other reports have claimed that Apple is working on a so-called “iPad Pro.” This is the first, however, to suggest that a 12-inch model could become the norm. As usual, we’ll keep you updated. In the meantime, see: Apple Isn't Planning The Imminent Launch Of A Big 'iPad Pro,' Analyst Argues, Expect Bigger, Sapphire-Coated iPhones Later This Year, Report Claims, and Sony Will Reportedly Provide The Front-Facing Camera Sensor For A New iPhone.