According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple and its suppliers are testing versions of the iPad and iPhone with larger displays.
Apple and its Asian component makers are testing larger screens for iPhones and tablets, officials at the company’s suppliers say.
Due to mounting competition from hardware competitors like Samsung, a larger screened iPhone has long been expected and rumored. However, this is one of the first specific claims for a larger sized iPad. In March of this year, an unverified claim emerged for a 12.9-inch iPad model being in the works. WSJ‘s report points to a display “measuring slightly less than 13 inches diagonally.”
A June report claimed that Apple and its suppliers are testing versions of the iPhone with both 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screens. With Apple likely releasing a new iPhone, with the same design as the iPhone 5, later this year, it seems likely that Apple’s 2014 iPhone will include significant design changes. The WSJ report does not specify screen sizes for the future iPhones.