Apple CEO Tim Cook has said repeatedly that Apple will not release iPhone’s with bigger screens until better display technology is made available. A new report suggests that Apple may be reversing that course, and the tech giant could release its next iPhone model with a larger screen and more color options.
A report from Reuters suggests that the next iPhone may be starkly different than the current iPhone 5 model.
Apple is believed to currently be scouting out larger displays for a smartphone that could be released before the end of 2013.
In terms of color choices, Apple is rumored to be going with a plastic body, which could allow for simple color changes.
According to the rumor, Apple iPhone devices could arrive with 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch displays. In comparison, the current Apple iPhone 5 features a smaller 4-inch display.
Apple, as is usually the case with iPhone rumors, is refusing to comment on the future of displays on Apple iPhone devices.
In a recent conversation, Tim Cook said Apple doesn’t offer a larger display because they come with “a lot of tradeoffs.” Cook then added:
“People do look at the size, but they also look at things like if the photos show the proper color, the white balance, reflectivity, battery life, brightness, the longevity of the display.”
The Reuters report also echoes statements by theWall Street Journal, which claims a $99 low-cost iPhone is in the works.
Tim Cook recently said Apple iPhone devices will only be expanded to include more options if customers demand those options. The real question is whether Apple iPhone users want a cheaper entry level device and if they will pay more for a 4.7-inch iPhone or even a 5.7-inch iPhone.
If you’re hoping for a major size upgrade to occur with the Apple iPhone 5S, you are probably out of luck. That device is expected to feature some small tweaks alongside the Apple iOS 7 platform.
Would you pay more for an Apple iPhone with a bigger display?