Apple aren't going to release a larger iPhone until display 'tradeoffs' disappear

Display tradeoffs are stopping Apple from working on a larger iPhone for now.

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For years, Apple and more specifically, the late Steve Jobs, defended the 3.5-inch display on the iPhone. It wasn't until Apple were getting kicked all over the market by consumers demanding a bigger display that Apple shifted gears and increased the display to 4 inches on the iPhone 5.

Apple aren't going to release a larger iPhone until display 'tradeoffs' disappear |

Apple aren't looking to make the iPhone screen bigger right now, with company CEO Tim Cook claiming that competitors have had to make sacrifices in multiple parts of the screen, such as resolution, white balance, color quality, screen longevity and portability in order to deliver consumers a larger screen. He continued:

My view continues to be that the iPhone 5 has the absolute best display in the industry, and we always strive to create the very best display for our customers. We wouldn't ship a larger iPhone while these tradeoffs exist.

Considering Apple released the iPad mini with its god awful low resolution screen (when compared to the Retina display in the third- and fourth-generation iPads), I truly have no idea where Cook is coming from there. Unless they're having issues securing large numbers of high-resolution, bigger panels from their partners.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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