Does the iPhone Need a Larger Screen?

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A report coming out of the Taiwanese newspaper Commercial Times was picked up by Bloomberg this morning, claiming that iPhone 5S production delays are due to a late decision by Apple to switch from a 4-inch to larger 4.3-inch display.¬†While multiple sources label the story as being highly unlikely, it does raise an interesting question — does the iPhone need a larger screen?

Apple stuck with a 3.5-inch display on the first five iPhone models, finally going with a taller 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5. But with the competition going with larger and larger screens — just look at the 4.7-inch HTC One or 5-inch Galaxy S4 — does Apple need to think even larger? Would an iPhone with a 4.3-inch display be the sweet spot?

[Bloomberg]

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