Apple has placed orders for screens that measure at least 4 inches diagonally for use in the next iPhone, according to a new report. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports that production on the screens is set to begin next month in Asia. The report does not offer any other information as to possible features of the new phone, nor does it offer any further information on the screen itself, such as aspect ratio or resolution. Earlier this month, iLounge reported that the next iPhone is slated to have a screen that’s roughly 4-inches diagonally, and that’s taller than prior screens, allowing Apple to increase the screen size without needing to widen the device itself.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.