Apple Reportedly Testing Larger iPhone and iPad

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Apple StoreManufacturers have increased display size exponentially over the past few years, in the quest for the biggest and best mobile viewing experiences. While other manufacturers continue to opt for larger screens, Apple has remained relatively conservative with its screen sizes, at least up until this point, perhaps.

According to a report issued by the Wall Street Journal; Apple is said to be considering a larger iPhone with a display measuring over 4 inches diagonally and a larger variant of the iPad with a screen measuring just shy of 13-inches. The WSJ report aligns with earlier news postings, as Korean publication ET News reported the same thing back in May, noting that Apple was testing a 12.9-inch iPad. Additionally, Reuters reported last month that Apple was currently looking into producing larger iPhones with screen sizes between 4.7 and 5.7 inches.

At this point Apple has yet to confirm these rumors. However, even if the reports do turn out to be true, there is no guarantee that any of these products will make it to retailers. Apple, like other manufacturers, tests a large selection of prototypes, and many of those prototypes fail to make it to market. If Apple does decide to go ahead and produce these larger devices, it will likely be a while before either of them hits shelves.

In the interim, it looks like consumers can expect more of the same from Apple, with sleeker, slightly improved renditions of the previous year’s offering. This, of course, includes the iPhone 5S, which is reported to be released later this year alongside Apple’s first mid-range iPhone plastic model. Apple will be expected to offer both handsets in a variety of different colors.

Sources: TheVerge via Wall Street Journal, ET News, Reuters

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