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By Jay McClung     Jul 23, 2013 in Technology
Cupertino - Although it continues to control its share of the cell phone and computer market, Apple Inc. is looking to make some big changes to its popular iPhone and iPad in 2014.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has requested one of its key Asian Suppliers, likely Hon Hai Precision, to begin testing iPhones and iPads with larger screens. This news is a significant shift in philosophy from when Apple founder Steve Jobs rolled out the iPhone and refused to increase the iPhone’s 3.5-inch display. Breaking away from Jobs’ vision, however, began last year when Apple introduced the iPhone 5 with a 4-inch display.
Industry insiders state that Apple’s philosophy change is to compete with Samsung’s cellular phones with larger display screens, mainly the Galaxy line. Maintaining and expanding its base of customers is becoming difficult for the Cupertino giant but the introduction of a new mobile operating software, iOS 7, this fall will provide the company with a surge of customers; in order to maintain that the loyalty of a fickle consumer, Apple has no choice but to offer different display sizes for its iPhones and iPads.
According to Reuters, the new iPhones will offer a 4.7-inch display and a 5.7-inch display. This new line of iPhones will provide Apple with three different models since the current iPhone 5 has a 4-inch display. The new cell phones will also come with different color options instead of the standard colors that are currently synonymous with iPhones. The iPad is looking to have a screen slightly less than 13 inches, a nice change from the current 9.7-inch iPad.
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While Apple would not comment about the upcoming changes to its iPhone and iPad, CEO Tim Cook said at the AllThingsD industry conference, that while Apple has yet to launch a different sized iPhone, “That doesn’t shut off the future.” Cook added that Apple struggles with the idea of offering larger screens because those changes will affect the product’s battery life, resolution, and brightness. In the mean time, while consumers wait for the new products, Apple continues to focus on the release of an updated version of their 9.7-inch iPad and the iPhone 5S that will be released this fall.
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