Rumours that Apple is working on smartphones and tablets with larger screens have been floating about for some time. The Wall Street Journal is the latest to indicate that Apple and its partners are testing such devices. On the smartphone side, the report only suggests that a display that measures “more than four inches” is being tested. As for the iPad, the report suggests that a 13-inch or just slightly smaller model is in the works.
It is likely that Apple is playing with different-sized screens for both its iPhone and iPad devices. Past rumours have suggested the iPhone could come with a display just a bit larger at 4.3 inches or a significantly larger at 4.7 inches, 4.8 inches, and even 5.7 inches. Which models, if any, make it to market eventually remains to be seen.
The report also suggests that the reports of new display sizes suggest that Apple is looking at ways to diversify its product lineup given that its “one size fits all” approach is not as effective when competitors offer devices in a range of sizes.
Rumours have suggested that this diversification could begin this year when Apple introduces not one but two new iPhones. The iPhone 5S will succeed the iPhone 5 but Apple will also introduce a lower-cost model often dubbed iPhone Lite in a variety of colours. Production of the new iPhone is reportedly already underway while new iPad production is set to start later this month.
Apple could have quite the exciting device lineup to unveil for the fall!
Source : The Wall Street Journal