Report: Bigger screen for next iPhone

A week after the latest Apple iPad hit store shelves, the buzz is turning to new features that might show up on the next iPhone.

The iPhone 4S’ successor, expected in the second quarter, will have a larger and sharper screen, according to Reuters, citing South Korean media reports.

South Korea’s Maeil Business Newspaper reported the high-definition 4.6-inch Retina display will have several times as many pixels as the existing 4S display. Apple rolled out its newest iPad with the sharper screen.

Says PC magazine’s website:

If the rumor is true, it would put the iPhone on par with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from a size perspective, which boasts a sprawling 4.65-inch screen. In comparison, every version of the iPhone to date has had a 3.5-inch display.

Maeil, without disclosing its source, said Apple has already started placing orders for the bigger screens. LG Display and Samsung Electronics Co., Apple’s major display suppliers, declined to comment. And Apple, which began selling the 4S last October, isn’t talking, either.

A new iPhone screen may be just the beginning, according to PC’s website:

Meanwhile, Apple is also reportedly exploring other screen sizes for its tablets and laptops. An unnamed Samsung official reportedly told The Korea Times recently that Apple is planning to launch a smaller iPad with a 7.85-inch screen by the end of the year. Current iPads have 9.7-inch screens.

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the truth...

March 22nd, 2012
5:32 pm

How about an Iphone that will run on T-Mobile………….that will be a home run for lots of us….

the truth...

March 22nd, 2012
5:33 pm

Oh…btw I said “RUN” on T-Mobile………….not “CRAWL” on T-Mobile as current Iphones do….



March 22nd, 2012
5:42 pm

The truth: How about you upgrade to a real service and dump that crap that you are on. T-Mobile is the worst of all the cell phone providers. Crap coverage, and crap customer service.


March 22nd, 2012
5:46 pm

How about an iPhone where the “phone” part works as well as the rest of it … and not on AT&T (aka, the worst phone company in the world)


March 22nd, 2012
5:50 pm

I still need it to fit in my pocket!


March 22nd, 2012
6:01 pm

You guys are late. I already have the iPhone 6. Take that… take that!


March 22nd, 2012
6:13 pm

when will the iphone 5 go on sale—I need to sell my 4s before I get the iphone 4.

I Got one

March 22nd, 2012
6:21 pm

Just get the Samsung Galaxy Note with a 5.3 inch screen. It blows the iphone away.


March 22nd, 2012
6:27 pm

If you care about a phone you are one step below people who care about college football recrootin and one step above facebook addicts.


March 22nd, 2012
6:29 pm

of course by me posting here it puts me below all 3 categories. I am gonna go commit sepaku


March 22nd, 2012
6:31 pm

Please tell my ex girlfriend she can have the house that has lost 50 percent of its value. She deserves it.


March 22nd, 2012
6:36 pm

TMOBILE Announced today that it is shutting 14 call centers and 3,300 jobs will be lost!!! SMH!! Tmobile has had 4 names to date and will soon be DONE! So NO iphone!


March 22nd, 2012
6:36 pm

Actually to be exact, ALL employees have 90 days LEFT as of TODAY!!


March 22nd, 2012
6:51 pm

Duestuch Telecom stated they were not investing anymore money in TMobile, so instead of letting AT&T buy them and helping to fill some gaps in thier network the Obama administration says that would be unfair competition. Hmmmmm, wonder how much Verizon paid the Obama campaign?

White Trash Bill

March 22nd, 2012
7:09 pm

Shoot I got all y’all beat man. My cell phone is made by OKI Telecom and is hard wired in my Trans Am, so I never have to charge it.


March 22nd, 2012
11:16 pm

Scott, Verizon didn’t oppose the merger and Verizon’s wireless workforce isn’t unionized like AT&T’s. It is unions who are in bed with the Obama administration. So your proposition, absent facts, falls flat on its face. Perhaps Obama knows that unions are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat party. Democrats, like certain minorities, are reliable Democrat voters regardless of the performance of their candidate. I mean, can you picture J. Hoffa, Jr. endorsing a Republican for president these days?

AT&T’s unionized wireless workforce supported the T-Mobile acquisition by AT&T because the goonion hoped to unionize the T-Mobile workforce.

AT&T’s wireless offerings rank dead last among top U.S. carriers. Why? I believe that unions drive corporations towards mediocrity and AT&T’s last place ranking for customer service is consistent with that idea. Plus, AT&T is run by unenlightened monopolists who aren’t competitive and only want the pay and power associated with their positions.

AT&T people don’t care about customers and that attitude presents itself about 80% of the time when you call their customer no-service department. For the 20% who do care, it would be smart to find employment elsewhere and let the ship sink.

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Vic Healey

March 23rd, 2012
1:56 pm

AT&T has provided remarkable customer service for the new iPad.

I have had the unlimited $30 iPad data plan for two years. Apple assured me that I could keep it with the new iPad. The advantage is that AT&T treats that account differently the current plans. If you connect with LTE they allow up to 5GB of unthrottled high speed data plus you can still use unlimited data over 5GB at lower speeds so the GPS and web browsing still works for the rest of the month.

I sold the old 3G iPad but as you would know it there was a glitch. I needed the old password tied to AT&T’s account on that old iPad which I had forgotten years ago as everything just worked and there was no need to ever contact AT&T. No one, neither Apple or AT&T knew how to access that old account without the password or critical info stored on the old iPad.

AT&T was able to create a brand new unlimited iPad account just like the old one on the new iPad on Wednesday with a new password. They could have been uncaring and difficult but they went beyond what was normal to keep a customer. They could have demanded $50 a month with less benefits for 5GB limited data. I could have switched to Verizon by giving the iPad back to Apple.

I am glad I didn’t because Verizon’s 4G in Cobb county is not nearly as good with large holes in its 4G coverage footprint. I live in one of those holes.

There is an iPad iPhone app called speed test that can tell you more than most people need to know about their data connection via wifi or cellular.

Now here is something I have discovered by accident. In the iPad you can turn on cellular data and with a separate setting turn on LTE. if you enable them in that order the iPad will latch onto AT&T’s old 3G network with AT&T HSPA 4G at 10Mbps maximum speed, far faster than Verizon’s 3G but not the astonishing 4G speeds of LTE 4G. The iPad never seemed to find AT&T LTE 4G driving all around Cobb.
If you turn off all cellular, then enable LTE, then turn cellular data back on the iPad will find LTE first.

Once I discovered that I was seeing incredible cellular data speeds that beat cable. I even had 36.74 Mbps at 5:45 PM during rush hour in Smyrna on S Cobb Drive when the AT&T LTE system would be loaded the heaviest. The upload speed was 18 Mbps far faster than even WiFi in this area.

The iPad blows away al other mobile devices with its HD screen, plus it surpasses most other types of common Internet data connections in Cobb with LTE.

Video taken with its built in camera while driving is extremely sharp. These should be used instead of those on board cameras often shown on TV. The iPad even dynamically adjusts to the setting sun to deceiver video like it was still full daylight at dusk. How do they do that?

T Connell

March 24th, 2012
2:44 pm

Tmobile UK has iPhones……. Can anyone explain that one to me???.