By Jim Karpen on Fri, 05/18/2012
Major media reports this week are all indicating that the new iPhone will have a larger screen -- likely 4 inches. First the Wall Street Journal reported that Sharp, LG, and Japan Display were getting their production lines ready to start producing the larger displays for the next iPhone. Then Reuters reported that production of the new screens could begin as early as next month. And then yesterday Bloomberg, claiming to have spoken to "three people with knowledge of the plans," reported that Apple will be overhauling the look of the iPhone — and that Steve Jobs was inovlved in the redesign process at the time of his passing last fall. These reports also fit will Apple's pattern of altering the design of the hardware every two years. It's starting to seem like a sure bet. But nothing is ever sure with Apple until they make the official announcement, which will likely be in October.