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11/12/2013

Next iPhone to have bigger screen: report

If you were expecting a larger screen on the iPhone 5S, the next phone from Apple might make you a little happier.

Reports suggest the tech giant is working on new iPhones that feature larger – and curved – screens.

According to Bloomberg, Apple is reportedly working on an a 4.7-inch screen iPhone and a larger 5.5-inch screen iPhone.

Currently, the screen on the iPhone 5S measures in at 4 inches diagonally.

But by comparison, Samsung's Galaxy S4 has a 5-inch screen.

It's logical to see why Apple would want to slap a 4.7-inch screen on the next iPhone. But why 5.5 inches?

The trend lately with phones is that bigger is better. Just look at the Mega's 6.3-inch display, one of the latest phablets (a mix between a phone and a hybrid) to hit the market. Sure, it's ludicrously big – a far cry from the smaller-is-better phone commercials from yesteryear.

The curved screen will likely make the iPhone much more ergonomic and comfortable to hold.

Bloomerg's source is apparently someone familiar with Apple's plans and says the new phones with larger screens may be launched in the third quarter of next year.

But with phones featuring larger and larger screens, how big is too big? Or what's too small? What's the perfect phone screen size?

- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.

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