Menu
Apple testing a 13-inch iPad and larger iPhone

Apple testing a 13-inch iPad and larger iPhone

Prototypes suggest Apple will increase iPad and iPhone sizes

Apple is reportedly testing a new iPad with a 13in screen and larger displays for the iPhone.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been making prototypes of its iPad tablet and iPhone smartphone with larger screens. Whether these bigger sized will arrive in the iPad 5 and/or iPhone 6 is unclear.

"The Cupertino, Calif., company routinely tests different designs for its products as it refines them during development." said the WSJ.

The iPhone 5 has a 4in screen but Apple is looking at larger screen sizes which would bring it more in line with most smartphones on the market today like the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4. Even BlackBerry is set to launch a phone with a 5in screen, the A10.

The iPad has always had 9.7in display but the firm is supposedly trying out a laptop size of 13in. Tablets typically max out at 10.1in so this would make for an, er, interesting new size.

Although Apple may well be testing bigger screens for the iPad and iPhone, the models which are expected to launch in the coming months are likely to use the same screen sizes and resolutions. Production of the iPad 5 will supposedly be ramped up later this month. It will allegedly have a thinner and lighter design thanks largely to a slimmer screen.

It's still unknown whether Apple will launch an iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S, or even both. Rumour has it that the new iPhone will also arrive with a cheaper version clad in a plastic shell rather than aluminium. Multiple colours will be on offer for both models.

Follow Chris Martin and @PCAdvisor on Twitter.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags smartphonesApplesonyhtciPhoneconsumer electronicswall street journal

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments