First the Wall Street Journal said the next iPhone will have a four-inch screen, then Reuters agreed, and now Bloomberg’s sources are saying the same thing. Bloomberg are also reporting, however, that Steve Jobs was closely involved with the design process.
In some ways that’s a little surprising because, back in 2010, Jobs famously criticised large phones. He didn’t think anybody would ever want to carry a big phone, going as far as saying that “no one’s going to buy” one. The market has since proved him wrong and, if we’re to believe Bloomberg’s reporting, clearly Jobs had changed his mind before his death in October last year.
With so many reports floating around about Apple’s shift to a four-inch screen, it’s beginning to seem inevitable. If you’re a small-screen fan, now might be a good time to brace yourself. [Bloomberg via The Verge]