One of the biggest fan requests for the next iPhone, be it iPhone 5 or iPhone 4SX or the “new” iPhone — or whatever Tim Cook & Co. decide to call it — has been a bigger screen.
It appears that Apple is about to give many of its fans what they want.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Apple is placing orders for 4-inch screens for the next iPhone, which is due later this year.
The new iPhone that Apple Inc. AAPL -1.28%is expected to unveil this year is likely to have a larger display than its current models have, with the company ordering bigger screens from its Asian suppliers, people familiar with the matter said.
The new screens measure at least 4 inches diagonally, the people said, compared with 3.5 inches on Apple’s latest model, the iPhone 4S. Production is set to begin next month, the people said. Analysts have predicted that the next iPhone will come out in the fall.
Apple declined to comment.
For us here at alldaytech.com, this news is not a surprise, though the oft-floated idea that Apple could simply increase the screen size on the current model and maintain the same proportions remains a possible better solutions to us.
What will be interesting is if Apple does release a phone with new physical dimensions, which is possible, would it continue to offer a new version of the current size model with the 3.5 inch screen?
Time will tell.