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According to “people familiar with the situation”, Apple’s next iPhone will sport a bigger 4-inch screen, and is already ordering them from suppliers in South Korea and Japan.

According to “people familiar with the situation”, Apple’s next iPhone will sport a bigger 4-inch screen, and is already ordering them from suppliers in South Korea and Japan.

According to a source, the screen will measure four inches from one corner of the screen to the next. This size is 30% larger than current 3.5 inch screen which Apple has used for the iPhone since its introduction in 2007.

371502 iphone 4s.streams desktop small Next iPhone might have a 4 inch screen

This increase in screen size is likely a competitive move on Apple’s part. Other smartphone manufacturers have been using bigger sized screens for a long time, including Samsung, which recently introduced a Galaxy smartphone sporting a large 4.8 inch screen.

With smartphones taking on more and more roles previously dominated by computers, consumers want larger screens to work on, allowing for bigger virtual keyboards and a better media viewing experience. Thus smartphone manufacturers are moving to larger screens.

A larger screen size might convince the undecided to go for an iPhone. The hardware specs of Apple’s smartphone are not unimpressive, and its aesthetics are universally admired. Perhaps one if its few drawbacks in the average consumer’s eye is a now comparatively smaller screen.

“A likely shakeup in the design of a larger-screen iPhone could go a long way in boosting its "wow" factor, convincing fans to trade in their old iPhones for new ones,” said Shawn Wu, an analyst at Sterne Agee. He went on to say, “"People love the current design — but it's 18 months old."

Apple isn’t a company that generally follows the standard, because it is often in the unique position of setting the standard. This new flexibility on Apple’s part might indicate bigger changes yet to come.

Source:Technolog