Report Claims Next iPhone Will Sport 4.6-Inch Retina Display

BY Jason

Published 22 Mar 2012

Now that the third generation iPad has been launched, its time to gear up for the sixth generation iPhone rumors.

Reuters reports that according to a South Korean newspaper, the next iPhone will come with a 4.6-inch Retina display.

Reuters reports:

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.

We’ve heard several rumors of a 4-inch iPhone, but the next generation iPhone with 4.6-inch is hard to believe. Last year, it was rumored that Apple will launch a redesigned iPhone 5 with a 4-inch screen. We all know how that turned out.

However, a 4-inch iPhone cannot be ruled out completely as iLounge who had heard from their reliable source that the third generation iPad will be slightly thicker, which turned out to be true. The same source had also claimed that the next generation iPhone will not look like the teardrop design that was rumored in 2011, but will sport a 4-inch screen and will be 8mm longer than before with a metal casing  (probably aluminum).

Here’s a comparison of iPhone 4S (3.5-inch screen) and Galaxy Nexus (4.65-inch screen) to get an idea.

What do you think of the possibility of the next iPhone sporting a bigger screen? Do you prefer the current 3.5-inch screen or do you want a 4-inch or even a 4.6-inch screen?