RUMOR: Apple Ordering 4 Inch Screens for Next-Generation iPhone

Posted on May 16, 2012 by

The Wall Street Journal claims Apple has placed orders for screens measuring “at least 4 inches diagonally” for its next-generation iPhone. Every iPhone released so far has had a 3.5 inch screen, and if sales indicate anything, customers seem to be very happy with the current size. With other smartphone manufacturers coming out with screens over 5 inches, many analysts think that Apple needs to increase the iPhone screen size to keep up with the “competition.” But what they don’t seem to understand is that none of these devices are selling even close to as well as the iPhone.

Apple Inc., which is expected to launch its next-generation iPhone later this year, has ordered screens from its Asian suppliers that are bigger than the ones used in iPhones since they debuted in 2007, people familiar with the situation said.

Production is set to begin next month for the screens, which measure at least 4 inches diagonally compared with 3.5 inches on the iPhone 4S, the latest phone from Apple, the people said.

The above picture is a rendered mockup by Mac Rumors of what a 4 inch iPhone display would look like compared to the current 3.5 inch model.

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