WSJ says next iPhone will definitely have a bigger screen

Posted by: Brett

Citing “people familiar with the matter”, The Wall Street Journal has compiled a report “confirming” that Apple will be unveiling an iPhone later this year utilizing a display that is at least 4 inches. Since it’s inception in 2007, the iPhone has never has never used any screen size other than 3.5 inches. Competitors throughout the market have been using screens larger than 3.5 inches for awhile now and at this point, it’s only a matter of time until the display size is increased. It is highly unlike that Apple will up the screen size anywhere past 4 inches to preserve the Retina display moniker. 

The new iPhone that Apple Inc. is expected to unveil this year is likely to have a larger display than its current models have, with the company ordering bigger screens from its Asian suppliers, people familiar with the matter said. The new screens measure at least 4 inches diagonally, the people said, compared with 3.5 inches on Apple’s latest model, the iPhone 4S.

Citing the same source, The Wall Street Journal also says the device will go into production beginning in June, likely to be ready for an October announcement and release, as was done with the 4S. Apple will be announcing iOS 6 and elaborating on Mountain Lion at WWDC next month.

For the WSJ’s full report, check the source link.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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