According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple and its Asian suppliers are testing larger screens for iPhones and tablets. In recent months, Apple has reportedly asked for prototype smartphone screens larger than 4 inches and has also asked for screen designs for a new tablet device measuring slightly less than 13 inches diagonally. However, this type of iPhone rumor has been around for a while. In early June Reuters reported on iPhones in the 4.7 to 5.7 inch size.
Reuters reported in June that supply chain suppliers "have been approached with plans for the larger screens, but noted it is still unclear whether Apple will actually launch its flagship product in the larger sizes." In that light, today's Wall Street Journal report appears to add little to nothing new.
In fact it's really common sense that Apple's iPhone would eventually evolve to meet competing products have already shifted to larger smartphone displays to keep up with Samsung's Galaxy S4. In fact, the rumors of Apple only slightly boosting their next iPhone display size to 4.2 or 4.3 is more surprising to me that Apple is so slow at shifting gears on this front.
Even the news of a larger iPad display was covered in back in May. It's a display size that could theoretically double as a display for an Apple hybrid notebook tablet. So at the end of the day, The Wall Street Journal's big news isn't really that big after all - yet could act as a confirmation that larger displays for the iPhone and iPad are likely in the works.
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