(Reuters) - Apple Inc's new iPhone will have a sharper and bigger 4.6-inch "retina" display and is set to be launched around the second quarter, a South Korean media reported on Thursday.
According to reports, the next Apple-phone will sport a larger, 4.6-inch "Retina" display, which is something rather unusual, knowing how fond the Cupertino company is of the 3.5-inch form factor. The Maeil Business Newspaper claims, quoting unnamed sources, that Apple has decided to go big but LG and Samsung -- Apple's display suppliers -- declined to comment.
A future possible 4.6-inch display on the next iPhone will make the device gigantic. The iPhone 4S measures 4.5 inches in total, from top to bottom; can you imagine an iPhone which such a large display, sacrificing one-handed operation? We're not even going to speculate on future possible resolutions that would result in a close to "Retina" display ppi on such a large screen -- and we're not going to mention that, regardless of the new 1080p content, the aspect ratio should stay the same, at 1.5, for app compatibility.
Do you think it's likely for Apple to consider bumping the screen size to around 3.8-4.3 inches or do you think 4.6 is a possible candidate? We don't think the close-to-"phablet" size is Apple's cup of tea.