In the run up to the release of the iPhone 4S there was plenty of speculation that a new handset would have a bigger display compared to previous models. There has even been talk recently that the iPhone 5 was dropped temporally by the company before the iPhone 4S. There is now rumors that Hitachi and Sony are going to supply Apple with 4-inch LCD displays, so could it be for the iPhone 5?
AppleInsider are reporting that the displays are meant to be hitting the market next year, and for an unspecified iOS device. There are other rumors that suggest that Sony and Hitachi will also team up with Toshiba Mobile Display Co., Ltd, to create Japan Display by the spring of 2012.
These reports come shortly after we told you that production had allegedly begun for the displays for the iPad 3, with Sharp being one of the companies supplying Apple. Sharp are set to get investment from Apple for the company’s IGZO LCD panels, which will allow thinner designs of the iPhone and iPad with improved battery life.
The Sharp technology provides power consumption almost as good as OLED panels but only 25 percent thicker according to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek. The same sources are also claiming that Apple will be using a Taiwanese company to provide panels for a totally redesigned iPad 4, which will be manufactured by a new process.
Whenever we do see an all new iPhone many will be hoping it does bring with it a larger screen, and a 4-inch display seems a popular choice among iPhone fans. Would you be happy with an iPhone and a 4-inch screen?