Most smartphone manufacturers have got at least one line of smartphones that include larger screens and the reason behind this is simply to meet customer demands. Apple however has been one company that has been a bit slow in this regard opting instead for smaller screen sizes.
A recent comment from Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook suggested that the reason why Apple has gone with smaller dimensions is simply because the iPhone is easier to operate when the screen is small. This may have been true for the 2013 editions of the iPhone, namely the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, but there are rumours that Apple is now entertaining the idea of bigger screens for their 2014 models. The news comes by way of Bloomberg reporter Tim Culpan who has spoken to his contacts that are close to Apple.
If correct, the next generation iPhone will be available with two screen sizes and these will be a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model. Both of these devices will have displays that are larger then today’s iPhone 5S/5C models which currently have a 4-inch screen. The larger screen sizes will hopefully satisfy consumer demand while the 5.5-inch model will allow Apple to compete with their arch rival Samsung who offers a 5.7-inch Galaxy Note.
Along with bigger screen sizes, there are a few other features that Apple is testing out. These include curved glass and new touch sensors that are pressure sensitive, though the latter feature is unlikely to be available in next years model.