WSJ: New iPhone With Display Of ‘At Least 4 Inches’ To Enter Production Next Month


It may not look exactly like this, but you can expect Apple's next iPhone to ship with a larger display.
It may not look exactly like this, but you can expect Apple's next iPhone to ship with a larger display.

With so many contrasting rumors in recent weeks, it has been hard to predict whether or not Apple will increase the size of the display for its sixth-generation iPhone. But according to sources for The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino company is preparing to break away from its existing 3.5-inch panels in favor of a display measuring “at least 4 inches diagonally.”

Existing iPhone displays boast a significantly greater resolution that those which debuted in the first-generation iPhone back in 2007, but five years on, they’re still exactly the same size. Users were hoping Apple would introduce a bigger display with the fifth-generation iPhone, but it chose to use the same design that featured on the iPhone 4.

It’s going to be a different story for the next iPhone — often dubbed the “iPhone 5” — however, with “people familiar with the situation” claiming that Apple has already ordered screens of “at least 4 inches” from its Asian suppliers.

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.

Apple’s decision to increase the iPhone’s screen size is believed to be due to increasing competition from larger devices from the likes of Samsung and HTC. With Android handsets ranging in size all the way up to 5.3-inches, iPhone users have been calling for a little more from Apple’s Retina display.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

  • Fernando Augusto Cotta

    I don’t believe that Apple will increase the screen size. For me, 3.5-inch is the perfect size for use it with one hand. It’s a phone, not a tablet!

  • liquid_dynamiks

    Interesting possibility. Still holding out with my 3GS iPhone for the upcoming fall refresh. Now what will the new screen resolution be…?

  • Bruno Confortin

    I also like the 3.5 inches display, but evolution is a bi@tch. If they don’t upgrade, they’ll be left behind. That’s what I think, maybe it’ll be a blockbuster again, even with a 3.5″.

  • Wirehedd

    please fix the flag function so these spamming pieces of human waste can be removed and we don’t have to see their idiotic posts. These clowns need to be introduced to the banhammer soon.

  • Jubert Lowe III

    People people please stop sounding like a broken record. We are talking about .5 inches more, this in no way shape or form will make it look like a tablet. If apple manages to keep the same phone size while adding the 4 inch screen, you have nothing to fear, so please stop making this 4 inch situation sound like it will hurt apple.

  • ApplePr0n

    ;( if only they’d release it next month

  • dadabaimusic

    I really would like to see iPhone with a bigger screen and but keep the same shape as 4/4S (all around) with Retina display, HD Video Camera with at least 14mp (to beat Sony Ericson), better quality sound speakers & increase the memory capacity to 128GB plus dual core processor even quadra core processor is much better (this is to beat Samsung Galaxy S2/3.) because we must move on.regards from Australia (Shyaman Thotawatte)