iPhone: Apple to boost screen size in next version
iPhone production could begin as soon as August with a screen as much as 30 percent larger than the current iPhone 4S, according to reports of Apple's plans.
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Apple's move toward a larger display for the next generation iPhone was earlier reported by the Wall Street Journal.Skip to next paragraph
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In addition to being Apple's rival, Samsung is also a major components supplier to the U.S. computer, tablet and phone manufacturer.
The share of the production of new screens that go to each of the three manufacturers working with Apple has not been determined, one source said.
Sales of the touch-screen iPhone now account for about one-half of Apple's total sales, and the phone has been a key source of growth for the company in Asia.
A report in March by a South Korea business newspaper said Apple would use a "retina" display on the next iPhone, the same technology in its latest iPad that enhance image quality.