Apple is reportedly testing bigger displays for iPhones and iPads, according to WSJ sources at Asian component suppliers to Apple. The report claims that Apple is testing a larger iPad display which is slightly lower than 13-inch. Earlier rumors suggested that Apple is testing a 12.9-inch iPad.
The current models of iPads have 9.7-inches screen while the iPad mini has 7.9-inch screen and the current iPhone screen is at 4-inch size. If the report is true then we might see more variants of iPhones with different screen sizes.
Apple is finally thinking their one device fits all strategy has to be changed and is trying to embraces Samsung’s all kinds of devices for all people. Apple is reportedly testing this devices and the report says that these products may not come to the market. Except Apple all other smartphone makers now have devices that are spanned across different screen sizes with different configurations.
The report also says that Apple and its suppliers are preparing to ramp up the production of a new iPad later this month. The new iPad will have the same size and same resolution but comes with a thinner and lighter profile.
The component production for the next iPhone that is 5S is already started last month and one person told WSJ that Apple told Foxconn (Apple supplier) to get ready to ship new iPhones by late August. Apple is also working on a non-metal cheaper version of the iPhone for developing markets, and both these phones will come in multiple colors according to its sources.