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Apple reportedly testing iPhone 6 with 4.9-inch display

Published Nov 21st, 2013 10:08AM EST

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We’re getting a clearer picture about Apple’s plans for building larger iPhones in the future thanks to a new report out of China. According to insiders that talked with C Technology, the company is already testing an iPhone 6 prototype with a 4.9-inch display. The report goes on to say that the iPhone 5C’s successor will also get a screen bump although it’s not clear whether its display will also measure 4.9 inches or not. However, it would make sense for Apple to stick to a single display type on iPhone “phablets” both from a manufacturing perspective and also to avoid fragmentation when it comes to app design. Aside from a bigger screen, other details about the iPhone 6 have not been given.

This isn’t the first report claiming that Apple is working on bigger iPhones. Only a few days ago, a Bloomberg story said that Apple will launch two completely redesigned iPhones next year, with displays measuring between 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. The report echoed a Wall Street Journal story from September, which said that Apple is testing an iPhones with displays of up to 6 inches. However, a note to investors from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo denied that the iPhone 6 will feature a 6-inch display, saying that the new iPhone will likely measure between 4.5 inches and 5 inches.

In addition to bigger iPhones, the company is rumored to also work on bigger iPads, with a 12.9-inch iPad said to launch at some point early next year.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.