Apple is in for good news as their speculated decision to introduce larger displays in the next generation of the iPhone has garnered positive feedback from developers. The new iPhone is rumored to have a display measuring 4 inches from corner to corner. This new phone is expected to be introduced in October later this year.
Since being launched in 2007, Apple’s iPhone has always sported a screen measuring 3.5 inches. However, the company seems to have realized that the demand for larger screens is growing, and has already placed orders with its suppliers. Reportedly, this version of the iPhone has been worked on by Steve Jobs himself. Larger displays are favoured by developers and will appeal to the users as well, specifically to smartphone gamers. It will also help game developers include an additional row of icons or extra gameplay area.
In the case of apps, too much information on the screen can often result in crowding. However, with larger displays, more information can be displayed without making the interface look cluttered. Besides, Apple can always ask its developers to work on two versions of the app, one for the new iPhone with the larger display and another for the earlier iPhone models. This has already been done by several developers when the iPad was introduced in the market or when several versions of an app are introduced for several kinds of phones that run on the Android platform.
Apple could benefit from this change and earn more revenue as larger displays provide potential for spacing mobile ads efficiently for app developers. With increasing number of people opting for smartphones over their laptops for several tasks and accessing the internet from their mobiles, ad developers must focus on developing mobile ads as a source of revenue. Smaller screens make it difficult to place ads and cause equal inconvenience to users. Larger screens will also help differentiate the next generation of iPhones from the previous ones, possibly attracting more consumers and helping the platform stay abreast of the latest trends.
In several cases, Apple users are looking forward to changes in the iPhone design along with the introduction of new features and apps. The iOS ecosystem has always thrown in favourable changes every time it has evolved and this is yet another change worth looking forward to.