According to an unnamed industry source, Apple is looking to use a 4.6-inch display on the next generation iPhone. This would be a significant upgrade from the screen on this company’s current smartphone.
The Maeil Business Newspaper quoted a source that indicated that Apple will increase the screen size on the iPhone by 1.1-inches — about 25%. The original report also claimed that the new screen would be a Retina Display, which Apple specifies as having a pixel density of at least 300 pixels per inch when viewed at a distance of 10-12 inches.
The increase in screen size may be Apple’s response to other competitors’ smartphones. For example, Samsung currently uses a 4.6-inch display on its Galaxy Nexus. Larger screens make for bulkier devices, but improve many aspects of use, such as web access, gaming, watching video, and more.
This report has not been confirmed by Apple, and the company’s major display suppliers LG and Samsung have declined to comment on it.
Coming this Summer?
The same source also said that the handset will be launched around the second quarter, roughly the time of year when Apple has released most versions of the iPhone, the only exception being the iPhone 4S.
Many details on the iPhone 5 remain unknown, but according to previous reports it will be the first smartphone from Apple with 4G LTE.
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