iPhone 6 Due in September, in 2 Sizes
Get ready for 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens: report
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 29, 2014 4:07 PM CDT
In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, the Apple logo is illuminated in the entrance to the Fifth Avenue Apple store, in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

(Newser) – The iPhone 6 is coming in September, and it'll be available in two screen sizes—both bigger than the current four inches. At least, that's what a report from Nikkei Asian Review is suggesting, via Business Insider. The story is based on insider accounts regarding the production of LCD panels, which could reportedly begin as soon as April at a number of factories.

Current iPhones have 4-inch screens; the iPhone 6 appears poised to come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch varieties. That seems to align with earlier word that Apple was considering a larger screen amid a growing market for "phablets," or phone-tablet hybrids. For comparison, flagship phones from Samsung and HTC have five-inch screens, Business Insider notes. The new iPhones' displays will also likely have a much higher resolution, Nikkei reports.

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dan6807
Mar 31, 2014 7:05 PM CDT
Apple better check to see if large phone screens are patented in Estonia or somewhere as they want to patent the world and I think the world should say enough.
BugFace
Mar 31, 2014 8:02 AM CDT
BOO. One of the main reasons I switched from the Droid to the iPhone was that the droids got RIDICULOUSLY large. I am a 5 ft tall woman with child sized hands, who wears a size 0 jeans.... how the hell am I supposed to use a phone that size with one hand, or fit it in my pocket? It's functionally useless to me. If I want a tablet, I'll buy a tablet. I don't need or want to hold a phone against my ear that is bigger than my face.
tpvero
Mar 30, 2014 1:06 PM CDT
Advertising masquerading as news.... and I use the term 'news' loosely.