The rumors have been circulating for quite some time now regarding a larger screen finally making it’s way to the iPhone. Against the wishes of former CEO Steve Jobs, the iPhone appears set to succumb to market pressure and release a screen larger than the current 3.5 inch Retina Screen. Since 2007, the iPhone has maintained the same screen size, a 3.5 inch, largely because of Apple wanting it to remain compact. However, the industry has certainly passed by Apple and no flagship device has anything les than a 4 inch screen. In fact, the next Android device we have all been waiting for, the Samsung Galaxy S III, will feature a HD Super AMOLED Screen of 4.8 inches!
Media is the key, and apps are now the crown jewel for Apple and as Carriers rush to monetize Data Packages because of declining demand for making actual phone calls this makes sense. Anecdotal to be sure, but in my circles and noticing people in my travels, communication through text messaging and Facebook are soaring. I almost never speak to my family on the phone, but prefer texting for quick and easy communication during our busy day. Having more screen real estate definitely compliments this growing trend. Don’t believe me, check out your daughters texting totals for one month! Wow!
So amid the flurry of iPhone rumors leading up to the launch of the next Apple Smartphone latter this year, The Wall Street Journal are reporting sources close to the supply channel of Apple that there will in fact be a larger screen the next go around. WSJ reports that Apple is “working with multiple screen makers including South Korea’s LG Display Co., Japan’s Sharp Corp. and Japan Display Inc., a new company created last month by three Japanese companies and the government, some of the people said.”
Apple has ever remained secretive in their designs for their products and whether this newest rumor from the WSJ is credible or just Apple’s attempt at misdirection, we won’t officially know until Tim Cook takes the stage and shows us first hand. What we can be sure of is that there is a huge demand for a larger screen iPhone and it is only a matter of time before Apple is forced to bend it’s iron will to consumer demand.
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