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Apple reportedly is testing a 13in iPad and larger iPhone screen

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Mon Jul 22 2013, 10:25
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GADGET DESIGNER Apple reportedly is testing larger screens for its next generation iPad and iPhone devices.

That Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Apple, along with its Asian suppliers, are in the process of testing the larger screens. According to the report, Apple is trialing screens "larger than four inches" for its upcoming iPhone, tipped to arrive as either the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, adding weight to the rumours that it will feature a 4.3in screen.

Perhaps more interestingly, Apple reportedly has already started testing tablet screens "slightly less than 13 inches diagonally", hinting that it's planning to release a larger version of its iPad tablet.

"Apple is exploring ways to capture diversifying customer needs at a time when many mobile device makers offer smartphones and tablets in various sizes," the report says, hinting that the firm is looking at ways to challenge Microsoft and Samsung.

However, those yearning for a 13in iPad needn't get their hopes up, as the WSJ noted that it's still unclear whether these designs will appear on the market, with Apple routinely testing various different designs for its products.

The WSJ asked Apple whether it would make it to market or not, but the firm typically declined to comment on speculation.

Besides newly unearthed rumours about the tablet's screen size, not much else is known about Apple's next generation iPad. However, there are plenty of rumours about Apple's upcoming smartphone devices, with speculation suggesting that Apple will debut both a flagship iPhone and budget iPhone this autumn.

Check out our iPhone 6 rumour roundup. µ


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