The next iPhone will have a 4-inch screen - we’ve heard it yesterday and we’ve heard it last year from all kinds of sources, but now both the Wall Street Journal and Reuters agree on that. Last year, a bigger-screened iPhone was widely expected but never came into existence, so we’d definitely take this with a grain of salt. With that in mind, Reuters now reports citing its “people familiar with the situation” that the new iPhone will have 4-inch display and Apple has already ordered new displays from manufacturers in South Korea and Japan.
The new screens have already hit the production line at LG Display, Sharp and Japan Display Inc, a merger of the three companies that will ensure quick turnover.
Earlier, a South Korean publication spread the rumor about the new screen featuring the same “Retina” display, and we’d be surprised if Apple pulls back from the high pixel density on the iPhone. The new 4-inch screen will offer 30% more viewing space, if Apple retains the original dimensions.
There’s no word on whether the new iPhone will be redesigned, but analysts agree that new looks will definitely help Cupertino better sell the handset, that is now the main pillar of its business.
While Apple has not yet moved to larger phone screens, it seems obvious that it needs to do so at one point or another as users get accustomed to displays as large as 4.7 inches and 5.3 inches on the newest high-end Androids. Do you expect to see a new iPhone with a bigger screen?