As everyone already know, since its launch in 2007 all that has launched Apple iPhones have the same screen size: 3.5 inches. This was nice when the first iPhone models came to light, but now is too small, when all the flagship Android phones have screens that measure at least 4 inches (as in the case of the Galaxy S III, HTC One X, LG Optimus 4X HD, Sony Xperia Ion, etc).
Of course, the Retina Display used by Apple in the last two iPhones (with resolution of 960 x 640 pixels) is pretty impressive. However, 3.5 inches is a good size for the display of a high-end smartphone in 2012.
So Apple should do something about it? Well, The Wall Street Journal quoted a person familiar with the matter, saying that the next iPhone screen will be at least 4 inches. No information on the resolution used, but is certainly much that is 960 x 640 pixels.
It is said that production for the screen is scheduled to begin next month, in June. This should give Apple enough time to launch a new iPhone sometime in the third quarter.
Not the first time you hear that the new iPhone will have a larger screen. Reuters reported on this in March, claiming that the new Apple smartphone would have a 4.6 inches screen.
In addition to a larger screen, the next iPhone – possibly called iPhone 5 – to offer LTE connectivity (which is now a must for any high-end phone USA), a quad-core processor, and possibly a new design greatly unibody aluminum case. We must also expect a lot of software improvements.
In any case, it is likely that the next iPhone be a commercial success, as previous versions.
An iPod Nano can also be introduced by Apple later this year. And perhaps this kept the screen size of 3.5 inches. Let’s see, right?