Larger iPhones in the pipeline

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Apple Inc’s suppliers will begin producing larger versions of the iPhone in China next month, Bloomberg reported citing sources.

Apple is ramping up production of iPhones with 4.7 and 5.5-inch screen sizes, which may be shipped to retailers around September, the report said.

The new phones are believed to be thinner and rounder than earlier iPhone models, Bloomberg reported.

The industry has speculated for some time now that Apple intends to design and sell a device with a larger screen, to fend off Samsung phones with much bigger displays that have proven popular in Asia and elsewhere.

Apple was not immediately available for comment.


- Reuters, Bloomberg