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Could Apple be placing orders for a 4.6-inch iPhone Retina Display?

Reuters relays this.

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.

Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus and HTC’s upcoming HTC One both have 4.6-7 inch 720P displays. The Galaxy Nexus has a 316 PPI which is in Apple’s “Retina Threshold” but is a whole other 16:9 ratio.


Galaxy Nexus left vs. iPhone, right via 9to5Google Review.

But Reuters misses, saying:

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.

Galaxy IIs have displays ranging from 4.3 to 4.5 inches.

We’re not putting a lot of faith in this report, even though we’ve heard that Apple has been considering a bigger display in its next iPhone.. Perhaps Apple is playing a joke on someone.

We polled readers on their screen size preference for the next iPhone.  Results of 60,000 votes, below:

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