Apple Ordering Screens of ‘At Least 4 Inches’ for Next-Generation iPhone | Tech NEWS

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has placed orders for screens measuring “at least 4 inches diagonally” for the next-generation iPhone, marking a significant increase in size over the displays used in every iPhone model released to date.

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.

Apple is reportedly working with LG, Sharp, and Japan Display (the newly-merged display businesses of Sony, Hitachi, and Toshiba) on the new screen.



Rendered mockup of taller iPhone with 4-inch display (left) and iPhone 4S (right)


The Wall Street Journal‘s report does not specify what aspect ratio the larger display will use, and other rumors have conflicted on whether Apple will maintain the existing ratio or increase the screen’s height while keeping the width consistent with existing models.



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