Reuters Confirm: Apple iPhone 5 coming on Q2, Packing a 4.6-inch Retina LCD
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Reuters, popular international news agency, quoted an unnamed industry source, who revealed in front of the South Korean Maeil Business newspaper that the next iPhone will be packing a huge 4.6" display. What is even more surprising, Apple will reportedly be unveiling it in Q2, merely 9 months after the 4S was announced.
Reuters reports also confirm the rumors, Apple is witching from a 3.5" to a 4.6" display, but such drastic changes risk alienating some customers. And when you have a user base as large and loyal as the one Apple has, that is the last thing you would want to do.
"Apple has decided on the bigger 4.6-inch display for its next iPhone and started placing orders to its suppliers, the Maeil Business Newspaper said, quoting an unnamed industry source.
Its major display suppliers LG Display and Samsung Electronics Co declined to comment.
Samsung, which is also the biggest challenger to Apple in smartphones, uses 4.6-inch OLED display for its flagship Galaxy S II smartphone, introduced in April last year."