The fruit company is climbing the heights of fierce competition in the mobile industry. We recently published an article about the mini iPads, set to be released this fall. Now, another move buzzed various tech sites.
Apple will release larger screens for the next iPhone, and it is unveiling is expected this year. The fruit company ordered bigger screens from Asian suppliers. However, Apple didn?t comment on this issue.
Citing from Wall Street Journal, ?The new screens measure at least 4 inches diagonally, the people said, compared with 3.5 inches on Apple’s latest model, the iPhone 4S.?
Well, we?ve been used to having smaller screens since the first prototype iPhone was released in 2007, and using a larger screen would probably be ideal for a new setup.
The competition against Android platforms is obviously extreme, and the company is finding ways to stand among the rest of its competitors with its fine experience on user interface and features or maybe is trying to catch up with its Android rivals in this move.
The production of units will begin next month; probably this will coincide with the unveiling of iPad Minis. Analysts have predicted it will be launched this fall. The people familiar with this matter reported Apple is collaborating with South Korea?s LG Display Co., Japan?s Sharp Corp., and Japan Display Inc.
Most of the smartphones in the market have larger screens, making them look like and feel like tablets. However, Apple has set the standard for smartphones, sticking to a monotonous 3.5 screen in all models.
Given that the next iPhone will come out differently, while most manufacturers are producing various screen sizes, citing from WSJ, analyst Nobuo Kurahashi of Mizuho Investors Securities said, ?The smartphone market has become diverse, but the iPhone still sets the agenda.?
Apple always surprises its consumers with new features and user interface. Let?s see how they roll in the coming months.
Would you mind having an iPhone with a larger screen?
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