WSJ: Apple is testing from 4.8 to 6-inch iPhone displays


iphone6While Apple will be holding its fall keynote next week to present the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C,   the company is testing new iPhone model with a larger screen , according to The Wall Street Journal.  In contrast, the current iPhone has a 4-inch screen size diagonally  and the previous measured 3.5-inch.

This is not the first time that such rumors about Apple considering to increase the iPhone screen size,  since it has already been discussed in January (and modeled in February), and again in June. However, the WSJ says this time that the Cupertino company has never been so determined to follow this direction, especially regarding the display of 4.8-inch


According to the publication , in the last months of the iPhone and iPad maker ordered from suppliers screens prototypes with a diagonal of 4.8 to 6 inches. “This is a substantial increase over the current modification of the iPhone, presented last fall. Diagonal display iPhone 5 is 4 inches , “- writes WSJ.

The Wall Street Journal notes that the decision to test the Apple iPhone with a larger screen is a response to increasing competition , especially from the South Korean Samsung. Last Wednesday, the last introduced a new planshetofon Galaxy Note 3 to the screen 5.7 inches. The device has a display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p, processor speed of 2.3 GHz , 3 GB RAM , 13 – megapixel camera and a pen – stylus. New made in a similar with other design of Galaxy devices ,  the back cover is made of artificial leather, and ends mimic metal.

WSJ pointed out that while it is only about testing, but not for the production of large iPhone. The publication notes that in the case of an increase in the size of the screen, the company will have to reconsider many aspects of the smartphone : first , the software that is to be calculated at a higher resolution , and second , larger screen – is the increased power consumption , which indicates the need for another battery . Whether they will be Apple’s smartphone market or not remains unclear .

It is expected that Apple will introduce 10 September two new smartphone – the flagship and the plastic in the colored casing. The first model will be called the iPhone 5S, second – iPhone 5C. Show dimension of those smartphones will stay the identical .

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