Next iPhone's Screen to Be 31% Bigger

Report from South Korea indicates it'll be 4.6 inches
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2012 8:05 AM CDT
Next iPhone's Screen to Be 31% Bigger
A woman uses her iPhone March 1, 2012 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Apple has started placing orders for screens for its next iPhone, and this time it's going big, according to a South Korean newspaper report picked up by Reuters. The new displays will be 4.6-inch "retina" displays, and the updated phone will launch sometime around the second quarter this year, the paper said. While Apple started the trend of smartphones with large touchscreens, its 3.5-inch screen has started to look diminutive next to offerings like Samsung's Galaxy Nexus' 4.65 inches.

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But MacRumors is dubious about the report, noting that numerous previous whispers put the new screen at 4 inches, and that many companies making iPhone cases seem to be betting on that. One source with a good track record said the new iPhone would have a longer, 4-inch display and an aluminum casing, but was "still in the engineering phase, not early production." Apple Insider is also dubious of the second quarter launch date; previous reports have always put it in September or October. (Read more Apple stories.)

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