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Apple testing bigger displays for the iPhone and 13-inch displays for the iPad, report claims

News   •   Jul 23, 2013 02:05 BST

Apple is testing bigger displays for the iPhone and 13-inch displays for the iPad, a report claims. The current iPhone sports a 4-inch display, while the current iPad sports a 9.7-inch display. If the report is accurate, we may see the Cupertino firm launching devices sporting displays just as big as or even bigger than what its rivals are offering.

The rumour comes from Wall Street Journal’s sources. According to WSJ, “People at Apple’s suppliers said it asked for prototype smartphone screens larger than its current iPhone in recent months, and has asked for screen designs for a new tablet measuring slightly less than 13 inches. Whether the designs will make their way to market is unclear, but they could lead to Apple phones and tablets that are larger than the current 4-inch iPhone 5 and 9.7-inch iPad.”

WSJ added, “The tests with suppliers suggest that Apple is exploring ways to capture customer interest in smartphones and tablets from competitors that come in various sizes. Its biggest rival in the tablet and smartphone markets, South Korea’s Samsung, offers products with different features and sizes in what its executives say is an effort to appeal to as many customers as possible. The products have allowed Samsung to become the world's largest smartphone maker, even though Apple still leads in tablets.”

Do you believe Apple is testing bigger displays for the upcoming iPhone and iPad? Will Apple launch iPhones and iPads sport displays just as big as or even bigger than what its rivals are offering? Let us know what you think through a comment below.

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