Rumor: WSJ and Reuters both say the new iPhone will have a 4-inch display

Posted on May 16 2012 - 10:39am by Mike Wewerka

We’re still months away from the next iPhone’s release and we’re still recovering from all the iPad rumors, but that doesn’t stop the rumor mill from putting out more reports on Apple’s next generation smartphone. We’ve heard the rumors prior to the release of the iPhone 4S, that Apple was going to increase the display size, then earlier this year, that was debunked, with analysts (you know how accurate they are) saying that Apple will retain the same 3.5-inch display its used since the iPhone was released, back in 2007.

Today, however, the Wall Street Journal, reports that Apple has already placed order for new screens with LG, Sharp and Japan Display Inc.( a new company) for a display that measures 4-inches diagonally. This display are to begin assembly next month, before being shipped to Foxconn for completion. While we don’t doubt the WSJ, as they have a solid reputation, Reuters also weighed in this morning with a story that has very similar details, essentially confirming what the WSJ reported this morning.

These are both very credible sources, but as with any rumor that regards Apple and their “in-development” products, don’t hold your breath (remember, we still have yet to see the Apple Television, Mini iPad and a 4-inch iPhone has been rumored for over a year), that being said, it’s about time that Apple up the display size.

Source:  Wall Street Journal and Reuters