Reuters relays a South Korean newspaper’s claims that the next iPhone will get a larger screen. Nothing really new about that, but it is surprising to hear the screen will be a 4.6-inch display. Rather persistent rumors have suggested the next iPhone would definitely get a larger display, but more in the 4″ range. A 4.6″ screen would be significantly larger.
The Verge posted a size comparison between the Galaxy Nexus (4.65″) and the iPhone 4S (3.5″). You can clearly see how huge those screens get with only one inch added to screen’s size (photo below).
Last year, iLounge reported that the third generation iPad would be “approximately 0.7 mm” thicker than the iPad 2. Turned out it was actually 0.6 mm thicker, but still pretty accurate. That same source also said something about the next generation iPhone:
Our source says that the next-generation iPhone will not look like the teardrop-shaped version that was widely rumored for release in 2011. We’ve been told that the device will have a 4-inch display and will be 8mm longer than before, with a metal casing (probably aluminum). It is on track to be introduced in summer of 2012, and is still in the engineering phase, not early production. We suspect that poor battery life doomed the prior prototype version, and that this one is being built with LTE-ready battery drain in mind.
So the chances are pretty high the next iPhone will get a larger screen. The question remains what size it will be; 4″ or 4.6″?