We’ve heard several rumors that have claimed that Apple will finally launch an iPhone with a larger screen later this year.
Wall Street Journal has just added some credibility to those rumors, as they report that Apple has placed orders for screens measuring “at least 4 inches diagonally” for the next generation iPhone.
Apple Inc., AAPL -0.91% which is expected to launch its next-generation iPhone later this year, has ordered screens from its Asian suppliers that are bigger than the ones used in iPhones since they debuted in 2007, people familiar with the situation said.
Production is set to begin next month for the screens, which measure at least 4 inches diagonally compared with 3.5 inches on the iPhone 4S, the latest phone from Apple, the people said.
WSJ hasn’t clarified whether the bigger display with be taller and wider or the next generation iPhone will be come with a taller 4-inch display with a different aspect ratio as some recent rumors have suggested.
While some have argued that iPhone’s 3.5-inch display is perfect, it is quite clear that there is a demand for smartphones with a larger screen. As WSJ points out, Apple is trying to make the iPhone more appealing to users who are opting for Android-based smartphones with a larger screen. Samsung has recently launched the next generation of their flagship smartphone – Samsung Galaxy III with a 4.8-inch screen.
Mockup of thinner next generation iPhone with taller 4-inch display
While a 4.8-inch display seems too big for our liking, we wouldn’t mind an iPhone with a 4-inch to 4.3-inch display. What about you? What do you think about the possibility of the next generation iPhone with a bigger 4-inch display?