WSJ: Apple is testing iPhone with 6-inch screen

Apple is all set to unveil next generation iPhone models: iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at a media event on September 10. But these new iPhones are expected to come in same screen size as that of an iPhone 5. However, those who love to whine about iPhone’s display being too small may soon have their prayers answered. Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is also working on and testing bigger screen sized iPhones…
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Sources familiar to the matter has told WSJ that Apple is currently testing numerous prototypes of future iPhone with bigger screen size, ranging from 4.8-inches to as large as 6-inches diagonally. If true, this will be a big jump from the current 4-inch iPhone 5 screen size and the 6-inch phablet will almost be double the screen size of an iPhone 4S/4.

As Apple Inc. AAPL -0.69% 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 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 released last year, and, at the upper end, would be one of the largest on the market.

These big screen models are not close to being ready for release, so one should not expect to see a bigger screen iPhone on September 10. However, iPhone 6 seems to be the perfect candidate to get bigger screen size wished by so many.

Introducing an iPhone 6 with 4.8-inch display will put Apple at par with other industry leading handsets such as Galaxy S4 and HTC One and a 6-inch phablet will be a direct competitor to Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy Mega.

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