Hey, iPhoners, remember when you scoffed at your friend’s Android and what you called its “ginormous screen” while lovingly cradling your tiny, precious iPhone? Looks like people really do want bigger screens on their smartphones, as a new report says Apple is preparing to build four-inch screens for its next-generation iPhone.
The Wall Street Journal cites sources familiar with the situation who say Apple has already placed orders for the new displays from its suppliers in Asia.
The new screens will measure four inches from corner to corner, which would be about a 30% increase in viewing area. The 3.5-inch screen has been used by Apple since the iPhone’s introduction in 2007, but the pressure to compete with companies like Samsung and its new Galaxy S III phone with a 4.8-inch screen seems to be a factor in this screen stretching.
Early production of the screens has reportedly begun, and production orders from Apple could arrive as early as June. That would allow for manufacturing to begin on the phones in August, which then means you could have your hot little hands on the newest gadgetry in the fall. Be still, all those beating hearts.
Apple declined to comment on the buzz, which of course makes it all even buzzier.
Apple Moves Toward Larger iPhone Screens [Wall Street Journal]