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Apple is Evaluating Plan to Offer 4.8-Inch to 6-Inch iPhones [WSJ]

Apple is Evaluating Plan to Offer 4.8-Inch to 6-Inch iPhones [WSJ]

Posted September 5, 2013 at 9:44pm by iClarified · 20138 views
Apple is evaluating a plan to offer iPhones with screens ranging from 4.8-inches to 6-inches, according to the WSJ.

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. Such plans signal further that the Cupertino, Calif., company is shifting its smartphone strategy as it searches for new engines of growth, and as competition with Samsung Electronics Co. intensifies.

Nearly every mobile phone manufacturer except for Apple is offering a smartphone with a large display. Samsung recently unveiled a new 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3. Google accidentally leaked its Nexus 5 smartphone. BlackBerry has the rumored Z30 and Nokia (Microsoft) has the rumored 1520.

While it's unclear if Apple will decide to offer the iPhone in multiple sizes, people familiar with the company's plans say "it appears more willing to move ahead than in years past". Apple is reportedly most interested in recent tests of a 4.8-inch display.

The new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C set for unveiling at Apple's September 10th press event will still feature a 4-inch display.

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Apple is Evaluating Plan to Offer 4.8-Inch to 6-Inch iPhones [WSJ]
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brent today
brent today - September 6, 2013 at 9:32pm
blatantly copying samsung's years of innovations! how dare they !
. - September 6, 2013 at 11:57am
Steve god stay off this site you say nothing but garbage on every topic
Sharon Nathaniel
Sharon Nathaniel - September 6, 2013 at 8:26am
4" is just the perfect size for a mobile phone .... Else it's not mobile, it becomes a burden.
As-shole - September 6, 2013 at 7:03am
WSJ is full of shit, they must be hiring ex-employees from the New York Post to do their research! Media at its finest...
iDung - September 6, 2013 at 6:30am
Does anybody think that instead of making the phone bigger in both width & length, they will only make the phone longer just like what they did to the iphone 5? Imagine the iphone 5 2" longer! Hahahah... That would look so retarded! Knowing Apple doesn't want to be called copycat, who knows, they might do that! Look at iPad mini, instead of making the same size 7" like Galaxy Tab, Nexus 7... they want to be different, they made it 7.9" and that's kinda stretching your hand a little bit more and therefore, make it a little bit uncomfortable holding it in 1 hand compared to the other tablets?
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