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Video: iPhone 5 finally to come with 4 inches screen display, production to start in June coming out this fall.
The WSJ reported today that people familiar with the matter said, the new iPhone (5) which is expected Apple to unveil this year is likely to have a larger display than its current models have. The new screens measure at least 4 inches diagonally.
Production is set to begin next month, the people said. Analysts have predicted that the next iPhone will come out in the fall.
Apple is working with several screen makers on the new phone, including South Korea's LG Display Co., Japan's Sharp Corp. and Japan Display Inc., which was created last month by three Japanese companies and the government.
Apple faces particularly fierce competition from Samsung, which sells a broader variety of phones. The two companies together account for more than half of the world's smartphones. Samsung shipped 44.5 million smartphones to grab 30.6% of the global market in the first quarter, topping Apple's 24.1%, with 35.1 million iPhones, according to market-research firm Strategy Analytics.
"The smartphone market has become diverse, but the iPhone still sets the agenda," said Mizuho Investors Securities analyst Nobuo Kurahashi. The iPhone's strength lies in the overall experience, including its user interface and applications, and the screen's size wouldn't be its defining feature, he said.