Apple is looking forward yet another member to its product line. Speculations are there that Apple may introduce larger versions of iPhone and iPad. The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple Inc has approached its suppliers to provide them with a sample smartphone having a display size of over 4 inches. They have also suppliers to provide prototype of large sized tablet displays with a size less than 13 inches.
Tech analysts believe that the reason why Apple has going for large sized displays for iPhone and iPad is that Samsung which its major competitor are offering variants of its Galaxy smartphone and Galaxy tab products. Currently, the iPhone 5 comes with a 4inch display which is not that big.
The first iPhone which was launched in 2007 came with a display size of 3.5inches. From the first generation iPhone to the fifth, we have not seen much progress in the size of its display. In fact, Apple’s former CEO, late Steve Jobs preferred smaller sized displays. However, the current CEO of Apple Inc, Tim Cook is looking for a refreshing change.
Most of the recently released smartphones and the phones that are going to be released in the near future have huge displays with screen sizes like 4.7inches, 4.8inches and 5.0inches. The popularity of large sized smartphones is so much that an entire segment of product called phablets have started which offer smartphones with about 6.0inches display. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Optimus G Pro from LG and forthcoming HTC T6 are from this category.
Still, it does not necessarily mean the next iPhone or iPad will sport larger display. Apple is now only testing larger displays. People who have used iPhone definitely feel that the company should come out with large sized iPhone as many its competitors are already offering bigger sized phones.
Most of the tablets available in the market are not bigger than 10.1inches. The main reason behind it is that devices with larger displays become bulky and it becomes difficult to carry such products. However, there are some companies like Toshiba that are offering 13.3inches sized display tablets. It feels really odd to carry such a tablet. We will have to wait and see as what Apple has got to offer since it has been always known for making slimmest and lightest devices.
At present, the iPad is available with 9.7inches size whereas the iPad Mini sports a 7.9inches display. We don’t feel that people will be that eager to purchase a large sized display. However, we do feel that Apple should rather work on building larger iPhone. As compared to other products from various brands such as Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, BlackBerry Z10 and others all sport large sized displays. It’s high time, Apple offers a larger iPhone.
So far in this year, we have heard that Apple is working on a less expensive iPhone and now we are hearing about the larger iPhone. Let’s wait and see how the future unfolds but we do feel that soon we are going to see many variants of iPhone.