Last updated on April 14th, 2014
Rumors of larger iPhones have been circling around for some time now .
Sources who claim that Apple is to put a 4.7-inch screen into production soon, and then a 5.5-inch display later. The report claims that Japan Display, Sharp Corp and LG Display will be responsible for making the screens. If they are being made, which is worthing pointing out is far from definite, they’d both be quite a lot larger than the current 4-inch iPhone 5S and 5C.
According to the report, both screen sizes are expected to use the in-cell touch panel technology introduced in the iPhone 5 where the touch sensitive element is built into the screen to make it thinner and lighter.
Obviously, it’s worth remembering that a significant grain of salt is required with all this news: Apple may, of course, be tinkering with bigger display but that doesn’t guarantee that they’re going to make it to market. That said, however, this news does align fairly nicely with the WSJ’s report from earlier this year , which claimed Apple was planning to produce a 4.5-inch device and one that was bigger than 5-inches. Similarly, the Journal suggested that the smaller phone was “further along in development, and currently being prepped for mass production.”
Perhaps most interesting thing to ponder about is just how big a “bigger than 5 inches” screen will be. But regardless of how accurate all these rumors are, it does look increasingly likely that a larger iPhone is on the way to boom around the world again.