“Going against Apple’s previous touchscreen strategy, the rumormongers insist that Apple is looking to bring bigger screens to both the iPhone and the iPad, essentially following Samsung by peddling an assortment of screen-sizes for its products,” Rebecca Greenfield reports for The Atlantic Wire. “This phablet and giant-tablet rumor first popped up in June, when it sounded as believable as every Apple rumor. (Not very.)”
“When Apple bumped its iPhone up to 4 inches, CEO Tim Cook pretty much put the kibosh on ever going any bigger. “It [the iPhone 5] also provides a larger screen size without sacrificing the one-handed ease of use that our customers love,” he has before said,” Greenfield reports. “But, today, The Wall Street Journal has sources again saying Apple might go bigger. “In recent months, Apple has asked for prototype smartphone screens larger than 4 inches and has also asked for screen designs for a new tablet device measuring slightly less than 13 inches diagonally,” sources told the Journal‘s Lorraine Luk. ”
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Apple tests larger display for iPhone, 13-inch iPad, sources say – July 22, 2013