The iPhone 4S has a 3.5-inch display screen, but reports say the next version's may be bigger.

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Report: Next iPhone will have bigger screen

WSJ reports Apple has ordered 4-inch screens from suppliers

Current iPhone has 3.5-inch screen

CNN  — 

Apple is indeed planning to introduce an iPhone with a larger screen, according to sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal.

The company has reportedly ordered 4-inch screens from its suppliers, a bump from the currently standard 3.5-inch screen size that Apple has been using since the original iPhone appeared in 2007.

Rumors of a larger-screened iPhone have been floating around for some time now – especially since comparable Android phones gotten bigger and bigger, like the Galaxy Note and it’s monster 5.3-inch screen.

But many observers –including those of us at Ars’ Infinite Loop –have not bought into those rumors. You can count me as a critic of this rumor, but there may be more to the large-screened iPhone rumors than we originally thought.

We’re not likely to find out the truth anytime soon, though—the report says production is slated to begin next month, and Apple isn’t expected to roll out new iPhones until the fall.