Apple has, as usual, covered – but the “Wall Street Journal” claims to have learned that the next iPhone has a much larger display. At least four inches, it will be great. There is no appointment, no confirmation – but plenty of rumors. The latest: Apple should have ordered from its Asian suppliers for the next iPhone screens that go beyond the previously used 3.5 inch (8.9 cm), reported that ” Wall Street Journal “. Now the screen diagonal lay with a minimum of 4 inches.
So Apple would build on the larger screens of smart phones using the Android operating system. Since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007 Apple had stuck to its 3.5 inch, while the competition is becoming increasingly mobile phones to say. It was not until earlier this month, Samsung introduced its flagship Galaxy S3 with a screen diagonal of 4.8 inches (12.2 cm) in front.
As usual, Apple has not commented on the report. The California electronics giant is known for its secrecy. Is also a date for the launch of the new iPhone is not it. It is expected that the latest version of the bestseller in the fall will come out. The production of the screens should at least start next month, the newspaper reported, citing people inaugurated.
So far, the IOS developers only think of four different resolutions: the various models of iPhone and iPad each have a display size and two different resolutions. In the past it has been speculated that Apple iPhone with a larger screen could use an already existing resolution and could change the size of each image pixel.
Android app developers, the programming for a variety of display sizes and resolutions much more complicated. As the “Wall Street Journal”, citing a market research firm reports, Apple‘s share was the worldwide smart phone market in the first quarter at around 24 percent – rival Samsung was thus about 31 percent.
Memory chips from Japan
A report from the not always so unerring “Digitimes” from Taiwan Apple awarded a major order for memory chips at the insolvent Japanese company Elpida. The order secure about half of total production in the factory under bankruptcy protection since February, standing group Hiroshima, “reported Digitimes”, citing industry sources.
The shares of Elpida’s competitors and the world’s largest supplier of DRAM chips, Samsung Electronics lost, then more than six percent, which detracted from their stock market value by ten billion dollars. The papers of the chip manufacturer Hynix SK fell by almost nine percent.
“It looks as if Apple does not want that Samsung and Hynix dominate the chip market. Apple wants to maintain its strong bargaining position, supported by Elpida,” said analyst Choi Do-Yeon of LIG Investment & Securities. Elpida is currently negotiating with U.S. rival Micron Technology has a sale. Should the company agree, Micron would rise with a market share of 25 percent for the second-largest supplier of DRAM chips after Samsung Electronics.