Apple’s next-gen iPhone will use bigger 4.6-inch display, report claims

“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,” Miyoung Ki mreports for Reuters.

“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,” Kim reports. “Its major display suppliers LG Display and Samsung Electronics Co declined to comment.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “GetMeOnTop” for the heads up.]

39 Comments

  1. I got sources, the 4.6″ is wrong.

    it’s a typo/translation error from underpaid/overworked Foxxconn workers. it’s 6.4″ to battle the Fire which is tearing the iPad a new one in sales.

  2. I would love a larger screen, and I’m not sure why Apple couldn’t offer both. Currently, I’m using a Morphie case on my iPhone, and I’m always amazed at how small the iPhone is when I take it off. I have medium sized hands, and have no problem using larger Android phones due to their size (I just prefer the iPhone).

  3. 4.6″ screen-Yep and comes with a built in IR universal remote and laser pointer which can be programed to project images in mid air. Also a built in radar range finder for golf fanatics, and sonar for fishermen. 🙂

  4. Q2 seems fishy too.

    However I do suspect the next iPhone will be bigger.

    They’ll trumpet the screen size. But the real reason will be the same reason iPad got a little thicker and heavier…. they need the battery capacity.

    I don’t think there’s anything Apple takes more seriously than battery life. And, frankly, the 4s is marginal without LTE.

    A big piece of “it just works” is that Apple isn’t afraid to make the right decision for most users. Last year it was LTE is just in a few places and kills the battery. Next model, I expect will be: LTE is mainframe and we’re just going to have to get over our religion and make a bigger phone.

    Not saying it’ll be THIS big though.

  5. The phone will have to get larger, folks. Apple’s not getting an A5X, LTE chip and a bigger battery into the iPhone 4S’ case. They’d have to make it wider and longer for the components alone, the same reason all the Android clone makers did it.

    1. If they use the A5X in the 5th iPhone, I’ll eat my hat. My bet is that they’ll use a new A6 with a great CPU boost, and the next iPad would use a new A6X with a great GPU boost.

  6. Looks like total nonsense:
    1) there is no point making iPhone screen “sharper” — it already has 326 DPI screen;
    2) size of the device would be hardly increased: the only sensible option is to make screen longer — not wider — keeping the size of device the same: 1132×640. Excessive height of the screen would be reserved for fullscreen video viewing, browsing, system iOS functions. This would eliminate possibility of fragmentation.

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