Apple Inc’s new iPhone will have a sharper and bigger 4.6-inch “retina” display and is set to be launched around the second quarter, a South Korean media reported on Thursday.
Apple has decided on the bigger 4.6-inch display for its next iPhone and started placing orders to its suppliers, the Maeil Business Newspaper said, quoting an unnamed industry source.
If such a screen size would be released–it’s already widely available on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, as it uses a 4.6 inch Super AMOLED display (achilles heel: sunlight). Previous rumours of a larger iPhone screen sent the blogosphere into a frenzy, but those never came to light.
What emerged was the iPhone 4S, with the same 3.5 inch screen size that debuted with the original iPhone back in 2007. So far, Apple has remained consistent when it comes to screen sizes for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch–could a drastic screen change be coming for the next iteration of the iPhone?