The next iPhone will feature a larger display, possibly measuring 4-inches diagonally, the WSJ is reporting today. This is not the first time we are hearing about Apple responding to rivals and recognizing the trend of larger displays in smartphones. Even the iPhone 4S was rumored to sport a larger display. Also Read - Good news for iPhone loves! Apple beats Xiaomi to regain second position in global smartphone market
The report cites supply chains that indicate Apple has placed orders for displays larger than 3.5-inches. It should be noted that Apple has always maintained a 3.5-inch display for the iPhone since its debut in 2007, a policy the company has followed for five generations of the product. Also Read - Apple iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max in pics: Closer look at newer Pro models
And for a good reason. Unlike many Android smartphones that sport 4.7-inch or larger displays, which are difficult to hold leave aside accessing all parts of the display. Apple’s use of 3.5-inch displays ensures that the device not only fits easily in the palm but the user can also access every edge of the display without shifting the device. It also ensures that the iPhone can be used with one hand, something that is not possible with bigger displays. Also Read - Apple iPhone turns 14: Look back at the first iPhone that Steve Jobs launched
According to the report, the next iPhone will go into production in June and will be launched in October, just like the iPhone 4S. Only then will we know for sure whether Apple would break its own rule and follow the heard herd of super-sized displays.