In a move which a tabloid hack might describe as an escalation of the “screen wars”, Apple will increase the size of its iPhone screen to four inches.
That’s according to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, which suggests that Apple will make the screen size bigger because Android based phones will be bigger too.
Acer, said the report, will make a smartphone with a 4.8-inch screen, Sharp will go for a 5.5-inch screen and the rest of the Android brood start off at four inches.
Some have described the iPad as nothing other than a gigantic iPhone but surely only the cynical would take such a jaundiced view. A more charitable point of view is that as there are now quite a lot of old people interested in these gizmos and gadgets, bigger screens mean that the ancients can actually see what’s on the screen without getting their granny or granddad glasses out.
The Digitimes report can be found right here.