Rumor says the iPhone 5 will come equipped with a larger screen and a modified form factor, to be released this summer. See here a video report from Newsy:
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BY EVAN THOMAS
ANCHOR JIM FLINK
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Tired of your iPhone 4s yet? Rumors out of Shenzhen say you may not have long to wait for Apple’s next phone.
9to5 Mac is citing a source inside Foxconn that says the latest generation of iPhone will sport at least four inches of screen, and will be longer and wider than previous models. 9to5 Mac says the source is reliable.
“This source is the same that indicated to us late last summer that the iPhone 5 was not happening against the prevailing tide of information, and that Apple was building the iPhone 4S model instead.”
Apple rumors taste best with plenty of salt, TIME says, but a larger screen is probably a safe bet.
“…the idea that the next iPhone might sport a bigger screen has been the subject of multiple rumors in the past and wouldn’t be a huge surprise, given the recent trend of larger and larger smartphone screens.”
And hardware’s not the only thing changing, according to CNET. The iPhone 4s bucked Apple’s trend of summer iPhone drops, and if Apple goes back to that now…
“A return to a summer release schedule would make the next iPhone the first to see a release in less than a year between models.”
PC World doesn’t think that will happen. People still love the 4s, after all.
“Apple doesn’t need to rush ahead with the iPhone 5. Apple’s use of an existing design and the same screen size was obviously not an issue for the average consumer.”
Who to believe? Wired is content to wait it out.
“…I guess we’ll find out for sure come June. Or October. Or whenever the next iPhone debuts. If one thing’s for sure, it’s that Apple likes to keep us on our toes.”
The rumors come on the heels of Apple’s biggest fiscal quarter ever, when it sold in excess of 37 million iPhones.
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