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Looks like Apple might finally be caving in to all those demands for phones with huge screens like we see with Android devices. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple's been tinkering with screens that measure as much as 6 inches, up from the iPhone 5's 4-inch screen. Don't expect them anytime soon, though.
It's currently unknown if this will ever develop past the experimentation phase, but it would seem to make sense as you can find a variety of screen size options for everything from the iPad to the Mac. In this case, the iPhone somewhat stands alone. But if Apple does go the 6-inch route, that would give it one of the biggest screens on the market.
Source: Business Insider
According the WSJ's sources, Apple's taking the matter seriously, although 6 inches might be a little on the high end. In their words, "people familiar with the company's internal deliberations and plans indicate [that Apple] appears more willing to move ahead than in years past. Component suppliers say Apple already began testing larger screens for iPhones in recent months. Apple has been particularly interested in recent tests for a 4.8-inch screen, these people say."
In the meantime, Apple's new iPhone 5S is rumored to have a faster A7 processor and a fingerprint detection sensor. We'll likely find out if those rumors are true during Apple's press event on September 10.
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