More evidence of larger iPhone screens
Multiple sources keep the rumour fires going
Published: 17 May, 2012
As the potential launch of the next iPhone gets closer the rumours that suggest it's going to feature a bigger screen have become more persistent and this week a little bit more credible. Various sources including the Wall Street Journal and Reuters have been reporting that the next iPhone is going to have a screen that measures at least 4" diagonally. Both cite people "familiar with the situation" as their sources who claim that in addition to being bigger production of the screens will begin next month.
It's said the Cupertino based company has already put in orders for the displays which are being made by LG Display Co Ltd, Sharp Corp and Japan Display Inc. As usual the iPhone-maker is neglecting to comment on any of the rumours.
The latest chatter is inline with what has been heard previously about the larger iPhone, with there being rumours of both a 4" display and a 4.65" one. The recently officially launched Samsung Galaxy SIII is the biggest threat to the iPhone at the moment and is packing an impressive 4.8" display, not that far from Samsung's also popular Galaxy Note handset, so it's not surprising that Apple would want to up the ante.
Also not surprising is the fact that Analysts are still expecting an August launch for the new device though apart from the size of the screen there's not any rumours that seem equally as plausible. Out of all the rumours surrounding next generation Apple devices the larger iPhone seems the most likely and would make sense given the competition that the company now faces from increasingly larger Android devices. Following this on the list of the most likely Apple rumours is the smaller iPad, and then the smaller (than 3.5") iPhone which have both received their fair share of speculation already this year.