Apple Inc., which is expected to launch its next-generation iPhone later this year, has ordered screens from its Asian suppliers that are bigger than the ones used in iPhones since they debuted in 2007, people familiar with the situation said. Production is set to begin next month for the screens, which measure at least 4 inches diagonally compared with 3.5 inches on the iPhone 4S, the latest phone from Apple, the people said.
There have been many reports that Apple would move to a bigger screen. Some reports suggest Apple will reduce the bezel on each side of the phone to accommodate the larger screen. Other reports suggest Apple will make the new iPhone taller.