For the past year, we’ve been hearing rumors that Apple’s next iPhone will have a larger display, most likely in the vicinity of 4-inches. You probably already know my thoughts on this; one of the (many) reasons I left my iPhone 4S for a Galaxy Nexus was because of the 3.5-inch screen that the iPhone has had since 2007.
But now, the Wall Street Journal is confirming that Apple’s beginning to order larger screens from its suppliers and that production of this larger iPhone will begin next month. Like I said at the beginning of this post, the new screen will be of the 4-inch variety – not as big as some other new handsets, but certainly an upgrade nonetheless.
The sources said that these new screens are being manufactured by LG, Sharp, and Japan Display, Inc., but didn’t give any details on which display technology will be used or what the new resolution will be. For the answers, it looks like we’ll have to wait until October when the new iPhone is rumored to be released.
If Apple increases the size of the iPhone’s display, will you purchase one? I doubt I’ll have any reason to – and it’s not just because I recently purchased a Galaxy Nexus: iOS needs a major overhaul, as well. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is less than a month away, so hopefully we’ll find out then how Apple’s planning to make iOS even more competitive.[WSJ | MacRumors]