LG may be about to build 4" iPhone 5 and 7.35" iPad screens

LG may be about to build 4
The rumor mill won't be stopping any time soon. A new report has said that LG may soon be building 4" screens for use in the iPhone 5 as well as 7.35" screens for the fabled iPad mini. We told you earlier today that Apple allegedly scrapped plans for the larger screened iPhone 5 just weeks before launching the iPhone 4S, but now it seems those plans were just delayed until next year. 

According to a Korea Times report, Apple and LG will be meeting soon to discuss plans for a 7.35" iPad. The iPad mini would be part of a $1.1 billion deal which would keep LG as a major supplier of iOS device components through 2016. The insider talking to the Korea Times also said LG would produce 4" screens for an iPhone 5. Although, the report claims said screen would be "retina display" at 960x640, but of course as we've mentioned before, that resolution would not be enough to hit the "retina display" status as the pixels per inch would be below 300. 

Until the talks actually happen, and more news leaks out about it, we'll just file this as more Apple rumors. But, with the demand for the Kindle Fire, it would seem wise for Apple to put out a cheaper iPad, and the easiest way to cut cost is with a smaller screen.

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25 Comments

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

4" screen in 2012 ? are you kidding me apple ? means android will reach the moon by then lol

19. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Please stop trolling Apple articles.

25. Scuba_Steve

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Agreed, this guy even gets on my nerves.

24. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

By this comparison, sounds to me as if iOS AND the fabled 4" droid are back in the dark ages. Try on a 4.7" Windows Phone TITAN. Sorry zeus...your not a god after all.

2. bruintech42

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

But apple already has the iPad mini... It's called the iPod Touch

4. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

The iPod Touch is a handheld device -- it's a different product from the iPad. Btw, I played Infinity Blade on my iPad 2 with the A5 chip and I knew playing that same app on my iPod Touch wouldn't be the same. The iPad exists because it address a different market than the iPod Touch. Both video and web surfing is way better on the iPad. That said, I think Apple realizes there is a market between the iPod Touch and iPad that only Apple can address. If the 7.35" screen is squarish and not a rectangle like most tablet, it would make for a great web surfing device.

3. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

i don\'t get it whats stopping apple from making a 720p display?? I mean the htc rezound has a higher ppi count than the iphone with a bigger screen??

5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

because most of the android phone makers innovate better things and apple dont. they only buy some good stuff from others. i am not saying that apple products are bad but some other people out there just making better products. things are not really the same like they use to be. iphone no longer is the best phone and probably it will never be. smartphone landscape has changed and google owns the market now.

7. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

I\'m just saying if the technology is out there than whats stopping them?

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they'll probably use the same 720p HD IPS display that LG is using in the LG Nitro HD.

9. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

That\'s the thing i don\'t get if LG designed the retina display than why don\'t they use it on there phone?

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

beats me.

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

"Retina Display" is an Apple-owned patent so they couldn't market it as such. Of course, there's nothing stopping them from putting an identical display into one of their devices, but as several people have already stated, the iPhone's tiny screen is one of its drawbacks.

18. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

lg did not design the retina display… they simply manufacture it… the retina display was completely apple created

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Thank you Lucas for stating this fact. Tired of all the misinformation posted by android fans.

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Best phone is subjective. If you really thought android is better you wouldn't act so insecure on Apple articles.

12. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

If Apple does make the screen bigger, I certainly wouldn't be surprised if it were 720p.

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm glad Apple might finally be breaking out of their old habits. a 4.0" iPhone would be the perfect size, i hope it's achieved by bringing that bezel size down too and as for the smaller iPad after sizing up many Tablets i believe the sweet spot for a smaller Tablet size would be between 7.8" and 8.35".

13. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Hah! I love how specific your perfect tablet range is. So, for you Samsung got it all wrong with the 7.7 and the 8.9? Just slightly outside the optimal range.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i think they got it wrong with the 8.9. the overall size difference isn't big enough between the 8.9 and the 10.1 to justify going with the 8.9 as the targeted demographic for it are the ones that want a more portable tablet and as for the 7.7 i haven't used one yet so i wouldn't know for sure but the projections i've made come from the use of the original Galaxy Tab and more of the tinier Tablets and also in accommodating Honeycomb/Ice Cream Sandwich well enough in a portrait orientation to where things like the function keys don't look like they're all about to run all over each other. these observations were merely made by visual evaluation from pictures on the web though.

16. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I was looking at the Nook Simple Reader and I really like the size and form factor. It\'s a nice squarish display and is light weight. The problem with most tablets in the market is that they tend to be rectangular which makes for great videos but is lousy for surfing the web in portrait mode. If they make the display more squarish, it would appeal to more people due to the larger display.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's the way Pantech went with the Pocket which is a really interesting device to me. i'm curious to see how it's taken.

14. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

I've said this before, but 4" to me is the ideal size for a phone. Big enough to browse the web without excessive scrolling and zooming, but small enough to still fit into your pocket and comfortable to hold in one hand. I played with the Samsung Note and it just has a ridiculous screen size and doesn't make any sense as a phone! (A mini tablet, maybe)

23. SpanishDeveloper

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Wow, it seems that finally Apple users will have their desired 4-inch screen.

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