Apple may be planning to release a new 4 inch iPhone, if reports on MacoTakara are accurate. They claim that Sony and Hitachi have already begun preparing 4 inch LCD screens for a new iOS device which will be released early next year.
“According to Asian source, Hitachi Displays, Ltd. and Sony Mobile Display Corporation started to ship 4-inch LCD for new iOS device and LCD for iPad 3. These 2 companies will be merged their business with Toshiba Mobile Display Co., Ltd., as “Japan Display” in 2012 spring.”
There are no details on which device Apple may plan to release however it is too small for an iPad, so a larger 4 inch screen for the next generation iPhone would make more sense. Regular readers will remember that Kitguru already suggested that Apple would be planning a larger screen, although it has never been confirmed by official sources. Many people claim that 4 inch is too big, and that 3.5 inch is perfect for a phone. The Dell Streak used a 5 inch screen and it bombed, even though we really liked it when it was reviewed here earlier this year.
Kitguru says: a 4inch screen on an upcoming iPhone. good or not?