Apple set to introduce larger iPhone screens

Apple set to introduce larger iPhone screens

The next version of the iPhone may feature a larger screen, according to recent reports in the Wall Street Journal.

Production of the larger screen is expected to begin in June, and it is thought to measure around four inches diagonally, an increase of 0.5-inches on the current iPhone 4S.

Korea's LG Display Co Ltd, Sharp Corp and Japan Display Inc will all be involved in the production of the new screens.

This would allow the new smartphone to go into initial production as soon as August.

Since the Apple smartphone was launched in 2007, the screen dimensions have never changed, but experts believe the recent move to larger screens by competitors could see the Californian firm follow suit.

Samsung unveiled its top-of-the line Galaxy mobile device with a 4.8-inch touch-screen and a faster processor earlier this month, which may convince Apple to go ahead with a new screen size.

Last month, it was rumoured that the new iPhone will feature a Liquidmetal case.