The iPhone 6 and iPad Pro are both expected to launch sometime this year and will feature significantly bigger displays than their predecessors.
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DisplaySearch recently tapped into its sources to find out how big the displays were going to be on these two devices. The firm's David Hsieh predicts that the iPhone 6 could ship with a 5.5-inch display that has a 1920x1080 resolution at 401 ppi. It will be a LTPS (low-temperature polysilicon) TFT LCD, which is actually the same technology used in previous iPhone models.
There is also the possibility that the device will come with a 4.7-inch LTPS screen with 1600x900 resolution at 386 ppi.
The iPad Pro will most likely feature a 12-inch Retina display which correlates with many of the other previous rumors and reports. Its display will have a resolution of 2732x2048 at 265 ppi which will be a bit more impressive than the screens found on Samsung's new Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro tablets. Those models have a display with 2560x1600 resolution at 247 ppi.
The iPhone 6 will also feature a new fingerprint sensor that is more efficient than the version found on the iPhone 5s.
TSMC will handle the manufacturing of this new component which will officially begin in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent report from DigiTimes. The company will be shifting to a larger 12-inch fab from the current 8-inch fab which is expected to increase the product's efficiency.
TSMC will also be handling the packaging process for the sensors rather than contracting it out to another company.
The Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s was said to be one of the primary factors that lead to tight supplies of the device early on. Low yields from packaging companies such as Xintec slowed down Apple's ability to get the product into consumer's hands.