Is This the Radically Different Future of Apple’s Displays?
A recent report from Korea’s ETNews via 9to5Mac claims that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is planning some radical changes for the displays in almost all of its products. Some devices will be getting larger displays, while other products will incorporate the previously unused OLED and LED display technologies.
According to ETNews’ sources, the next iteration of the iPhone will get a display of at least 5 inches. This rumor is in line with a recent report from the Wall Street Journal that said Apple was considering making a larger iPhone with a screen size ranging from 4.8 inches to 6 inches. Apple is also reported to be developing a larger version of the iPad with a 12.9-inch screen. Like the large-iPhone rumor, this rumor was also previously reported by the Wall Street Journal.
ETNews notes that Apple will divide its iPad product line into “affordable and premium variations” by using both conventional and high-definition, or Retina, displays in its tablets. This rumor is bolstered by a recent report from well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.