Apple is reportedly testing iPhones with larger screens than previous models, according to a new report.
The Wall Street Journal says Apple is going as large as 6 inches, which would be 2 inches bigger than its current models.
Devices of that size, which are 4.8 inches to 6 inches, are not anticipated alongside the ones in this latest crop of models, the Journal says, citing sources.
Apple stuck with the same 3.5-inch display on the first five generations of the iPhone, making the jump to a 4-inch display with the iPhone 5. Along the way, the resolution changed three times, forcing developers to update old software and design for multiple screen types. A move to a larger display with a similar pixel density would likely bring another such change.
This is just the latest in a series of reports to suggest that Apple is tinkering with larger displays on its devices. A report from the Journal this past July iPad, as well as iPhone screens ranging up to 5.7 inches. That followed a similar from Reuters in June that claimed the company was working on both a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screen.the tech giant has been testing a 13-inch model of the
Nearly 80 percent of CNET readers who responded toAndroid devices ship with screens that are larger than 5 inches, and going into the 6-inch territory. A from IDC earlier this month noted that models between 5 inches and 7 inches actually overtook shipments of portable PCs and tablets in the Asia-Pacific region during the second quarter of 2013, suggesting people are buying them in place of traditional computing devices.said they wanted a larger screen than what's found on the iPhone 5. Those results come as many of today's top-end
The Journal's report comes just days before Apple is expected to unveil two new models of the iPhone -- the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5S. The latter will be a lower-cost model that makes use of plastic and comes in several bright colors, if multiple leaks and reports are correct. Apple's event, at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.