Tim Cook says 'no' to iPhone with larger screen, says there are too many trade-offs


So, we were all expecting an iPhone with a bigger screen this year, but it looks like this may not happen, or at least that's the impression we get from Tim Cook's statement made during the company's fiscal Q2 conference call.

One analyst was brave enough to ask the CEO about Apple's position regarding an iPhone with a larger screen, and the answer he got makes us think that such an iPhone may happen some day, but not necessarily in the near future. According to Cook, in their effort to create bigger and bigger screens, the competing handset manufacturers have made compromises with things like resolution, white balance, color quality, longevity and portability.

"My view continues to be that the iPhone 5 has the absolute best display in the industry, and we always strive to create the very best display for our customers," Tim Cook said. He also added that Apple isn't willing to ship a larger screen until those trade-offs with quality are still present.

We have to agree with the CEO, since the iPhone 5 has what's probably the best screen currently found in a phone in terms of image quality. It was only recently surpassed resolution-wise by the competition, though with a pixel density of 326 ppi, it still provides one incredibly sharp and detailed image.

What do you think about Cook's statement? Is it worth it to have a larger display even though that may mean inferior image quality?

via: Electronista

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