iPhone 6 to get a larger display?

April 3, 2014

Rumours that Apple will be producing larger-screened iPhone have been given credence by a leak from an unnamed source at an Apple supplier telling Reuters they will begin mass producing larger displays as early as May for the next iPhone, expected to be launched as usual in the autumn and suprise suprise it will be called the iPhone 6.

According to the report, one model will have a 4.7-inch screen likely to be produced first, while a 5.5-inch model could be delayed. The report said Japan Display, Sharp and LG Display have been chosen as the suppliers for the screens. Representatives for the three suppliers and for Apple declined to comment, according to Reuters. The iPhone 5s and 5c both have 4-inch screens.

The report said the new screens are expected to use in-cell touch panel technology, which allows for thinner designs and is a technology Apple introduced with the iPhone 5. However, because of difficulties with in-cell production for the larger 5.5-inch model, a decision was made to begin mass production with the 4.7-inch version, the report noted. The production of 5.5-inch screens is expected to start several months later, but Apple may use film sensor technology for those panels.