According to a report in The Wall Street Journal today, Apple has ordered screens from its supply chain in Asia that are the biggest that have ever been seen on an iPhone since Apple launched it in 2007. People familiar with the situation told the WSJ that production will begin next month on the new screens, which will be at least 4 inches diagonally. This is, of course, bigger than the current iPhone 4S, which is 3.5 inches. The WSJ says that Apple wants to make the screen bigger in order to keep up with increased competition from the likes of Samsung, which has just launched its new Galaxy phone with one of the biggest smartphone screens to date, coming in at 4.8 inches. The WSJ says that the next iPhone will be out in the fall and that Apple is working with several different screen makers on this project, including LG Display, Sharp, and Japan Display, with the latter being a new company that was formed last month by three Japanese companies and the Japanese government. Apple has declined to comment on the rumours, as usual!
Source: Apple Moves Toward Larger iPhone Screens - WSJ.com