The latest from The Wall Street Journal is that Apple is working on bigger screens for the iPhone, with experiments ranging from 4.8 to 6 inches. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard such claims; the Journal itself said Apple was testing larger iPhones and iPads in July.
It sounds like Apple is still in the experimentation stage “with screens ranging from 4.8 inches to as high as six inches.” But the Journal says “people familiar with the company’s internal deliberations and plans indicate it [Apple] appears more willing to move ahead than in years past.”
The iPhone’s current 4-inch display remains smaller than most of its competition. Apple executives have said that the company’s test for making the right iPhone size is whether it can be held and used comfortably in one hand.
Don’t expect larger iPhones until at least next year. Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C (both of which will not change in screen size) at its September 10th media event.
The future screen size Apple is most focused on right now is 4.8-inches, according to the Journal’s report. Apple suppliers are reportedly testing larger displays already, so we should presumably start seeing part leaks soon.
Source: The Wall Street Journal