The rumour mills are spinning on overdrive, in the midst of a slew of Samsung Galaxy S III rumours we see a report from Reuters about Apple’s upcoming iPhone.
The report came from a South Korean media – Maeil Business Insider – which quoted an unnamed industry source saying that the new iPhone will have a sharper and bigger 4.6-inch “retina” display. The source claims that Apple has started placing orders to its suppliers for the larger display and the device is to be launched around the second quarter of this year.
Rumour of a new iPhone sporting a larger, high-definition display is not new and so far, it’s not concrete either. But then again, Apple can’t avoid the strong user demand for devices with larger displays. This means it has to abandon the much loved 3.5-inch form factor for a device that many iFans would consider bulky and uncomfortable to use.
The game has changed a great deal since 2007 when Apple revolutionised the smartphone industry with the iPhone, this time around it would seem that the leader is playing catch up. Considering the demand for smartphones with bigger screens, a larger iPhone could just be the ticket for Apple to take back the top smartphone manufacturer crown.