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Apple iPhone 5 rumoured to boast larger screen

Although the design has changed slightly over the years, Apple’s iPhone has always kept true to its 3.5-inch screen size. This despite the ever increasing screens seen on its competitors, none more so then Samsung’s Galaxy S3 – which sports a whopping 4.8-inch display. That this could all be set to change as has Apple allegedly ordered a number of displays that have upped the screen size to at least 4-inches diagonally.

iPhone 4S with game play screen shot

According the the Wall Street Journal Apple is working with several screen makers, including LG Display, Sharp Corp and Japan Display – a company formed last month by a collective of three Japanese companies and the government.

In anticipation of the new iPhone 5, Sterne Lee analyst Shaw Wu has said that Apple has reduced iPhone orders by between 20 – 25%. He expects iPhone shipments to decrease from 28 million to 27 million for the June quarter. As reports BRG.

An increase in screen size would certainly have its benefits for the new device, still fitting in the hand as a portable gaming device / camera / internet browser and more. But with a sceptical eye, could this be the first sign of Apple playing catch-up with the likes of Samsung?

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