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Apple testing 6-inch iPhone models, new report claims

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Apple is reportedly testing iPhones with larger screens than previous models, according to a new report.

The Wall Street Journal says Apple is going as large as 6 inches, which would be 2 inches bigger than its current models.

Apple stuck with the same 3.5-inch display on the first five generations of the iPhone, making the jump to a 4-inch display with the iPhone 5. Along the way, the resolution changed three times, forcing developers to update old software and design for multiple screen types. A move to a larger display with a similar pixel density would likely bring another such change.

This is just the latest in a series of reports to suggest that Apple is tinkering with larger displays on its devices. A report from the Journal this past July suggested the tech giant has been testing a 13-inch model of the iPad, as well as iPhone screens ranging up to 5.7 inches. That followed a similar report from Reuters in June that claimed the company was working on both a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screen

The Journal's report comes just days before Apple is expected to unveil two new models of the iPhone -- the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The latter will be a lower-cost model that makes use of plastic and comes in several bright colors, if multiple leaks and reports are correct. Apple's event
 takes place next Tuesday, September 10, at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

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