Talk of a larger screen for the iPhone 5 gathered pace today, as yet more rumours surface over Apple’s plans for its next-gen smartphone.
According to Asian suppliers cited by The Wall Street Journal, Apple has ordered screens that measure “at least four inches”.
Despite changes to the design, Apple has previously retained a 3.5-inch screen for every iteration of its handset since it debuted back in 2007.
Assuming the rumour is correct, the move would see the iPhone more closely mirror the increasingly expansive Android phones with which it competes at the top end of the smartphone market and which now typically feature displays of up to 4.8-inches.
Apple is expected to unveil its next challenger in September or October, with a spec sheet takes in a waterproof coating to keep the phone’s innards safe and 4G network support for super fast browsing – in territories where the technology is available, anyway.
Also mooted for the phone is a Liquidmetal construction, although this has been pooh-poohed by the alloy's inventor.
Wall Street Journal
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