This is one of those rumors that refuses to go away, but a report from Asian parts suppliers to Apple suggests that Cupertino is indeed testing larger displays for both the iPhone and the iPad. It isn't the first time we've heard these rumors, nor will it be the last, but the report suggests Apple is actively looking at larger panels, with the iPad one sitting just under 13-inches. From the Wall Street Journal:
In recent months, Apple has asked for prototype smartphone screens larger than 4 inches and has also asked for screen designs for a new tablet device measuring slightly less than 13 inches diagonally, they said.
It's important to remember that Apple, as with many other manufacturers, will routinely test different designs for different products, many never coming to market. At the same time we also know that Apple won't release different screen sized products whilst there remains any trade-offs in the overall experience.
We recently conducted our own poll to capture reader opinion on the perfect sized iPhone. We found a good spread of opinion, but there were lots of you who would love to have a larger iPhone. On the iPad front, 13-inches would put it right in the thick of Apple's MacBook lineup. What do you think?
Until the next larger screen size rumor!
Source: Wall Street Journal