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Bigger IPhones With 6-Inch Screen Reportedly Under Testing

 
Posted by Alen Dsouza in Technology

Bigger IPhones With 6-Inch Screen Reportedly Under Testing

As Apple Inc. prepares to unveil both a new high-end iPhone and a cheaper version for the first time next week, it is already working on something bigger.

The electronics giant has begun evaluating a plan to offer iPhones with screens ranging from 4.8 inches to as high as six inches, people familiar with the matter say. That would be a sizable leap from the four-inch screen of the iPhone 5 released last year, and, at the upper end, would be one of the largest on the market.

At a time when large-format smartphones, also called “phablets,” are gaining in popularity among consumers, the Wall Street Journal reported, on Thursday, that Apple is also considering exploring this particular segment by testing iPhones with screen sizes ranging from 4.8 inches to 6 inches. The existing iPhone 5 sports a 4-inch screen, while the upcoming iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C are also expected to feature the same display size.

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According to the WSJ report, which cited “people familiar with the matter,” it is unclear whether Apple will ultimately opt for a multi-size, multi-device strategy for its iPhone lineup, beyond offering the so-called cheaper iPhone 5C for the first time this year. However, it appears that the technology giant is quite open to the idea, with component suppliers saying that the company has been particularly interested in 4.8-inch screens.

The electronics giant has begun evaluating a plan to offer iPhones with screens ranging from 4.8 inches to as high as six inches, people familiar with the matter say. That would be a sizable leap from the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 released last year, and, at the upper end, would be one of the largest on the market.

But people familiar with the company’s internal deliberations and plans indicate it appears more willing to move ahead than in years past. Component suppliers say Apple already began testing larger screens for iPhones in recent months. Apple has been particularly interested in recent tests for a 4.8-inch screen, these people say. (source: Phonearena.com)

 

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Apple is routinely testing prototype devices and these models might never be released, but this is not the first time that we’ve heard this rumor. Back in July, the paper reported that Apple was testing larger screens on both the iPad and the iPhone.

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