We’ve been pretty skeptical about the new iPhone going 4 inches in these parts of the Internet, but two independantly confirmed reports from The Wall Street Journal and Reuters have us rethinking our stance today. According to the reports, Apple is indeed moving to bigger screens for the next generation iPhone.
Below is an except from each report, just so you can see who is saying what on the new iPhone.
From The Wall Street Journal:[quote]Apple Inc., AAPL +0.23% 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.[/quote]
From Reuters:[quote]The new iPhone screens will measure 4 inches from corner to corner, one source said. That would represent a roughly 30 percent increase in viewing area, assuming Apple kept other dimensions proportional. Apple has used a 3.5-inch screen since introducing the iPhone in 2007.[/quote]
We’re still not 100 percent sold on the rumors, as it seems everyone, including mainstream media outlets, are getting in on the Apple rumor mill cash cow these days. That said, we tend to give publications like The Wall Street Journal and Reuters the benefit of the doubt in these matters. Only time will tell, I guess.
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