Possible iPhone 5 screen size disappointment
In the last couple of weeks the iPhone 5 rumour mill has sprung into life with a number of different reports suggesting what the next iPhone will bring. The size of the iPhone display and 4G LTE connectivity have been spoken about a lot recently, and it seems iPhone fans could be in for some iPhone 5 screen size disappointment.
A few days ago we had reports that the next iPhone would feature a screen size of 4.6-inches, which was seen by many as a farfetched idea as it would mean a big jump in size from the current model, and may make things difficult for developers that create software for the current model.
Now though according to reports on AppleInsider it is being claimed that Apple is thinking of having a screen size of 3.5-inches around the same as the current model. Although this size is not supposed to be one hundred percent definite it’s a size that Apple is supposed to be considering.
Some iPhone fans would probably not be worried about having a screen size as big as 4.6-inches, but many like the idea of a 4-inch display as a way forward for the handset. Again the report is claiming that the iPhone 5 will feature 4G LTE technology that you would have thought was a given considering the latest iPad now has it.
Before now Apple hasn’t used the technology in its iPhone because the 4G LTE chipsets took up to much room inside the device, and were to demanding on battery power. Things have moved on now though and the Qualcomm MDM9615 4G LTE chip is not only less demanding on power, it also combines voice and data connections into one unit taking up less space.
While we have recently heard of a possible WWDC 2012 event date it is not thought the iPhone 5 will be making an appearance so soon, as many still believe we will see another fall release for the next iPhone. Previously the iPhone 4 was released in June 2010, but we had to wait until October 2011 before the iPhone 4S was released, so the iPhone 5 coming this June would mean only a gap of nine months between handsets.
Although that’s around the same time as the iPhone 4 was launched on the Verizon network before the 4S was released, it would be surprising if the same was to happen again as the Verizon situation was a different set of circumstances. We won’t know for sure what the next iPhone will be like until Apple officially announce it, but there will be many hoping for a screen size at least a bit bigger than the current model.
Do you hope the iPhone 5 has a larger screen size than the iPhone 4S?