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  • Apple Upgrading iPhone 5 with 4-inch Screen and A5 Processor


    The iPhone 4 is starting to look a little short next to the competition. Rumors coming out of Asia today indicate that Apple may be increasing the screen size of the next iPhone model to 4-inches. This would put the iPhone in line with other smart phones currently on the market such as, the Droid X2 and Evo 4G, both of which have a 4.3-inch screen.

    According to a Digitimes report, “The component suppliers noted that the production lines for Apple's next generation iPhone have begun testing, and Apple is interesting in expanding the screen size to 4-inches to support the tablet PC market as the vendor only has a 9.7-inch iPad in the market.” Digitimes has a spotty track record, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if Apple did release an iPhone with a larger screen in the near future.

    There are also reports that Apple will upgrade the iPhone 5 to an A5 processor and that it will be based on the ARM Cortex A9 processor. The next version of the iPad is not expected to use this chip, however, but instead is expected to use an enhanced version of the A4 processor.

    With rumors continuing to swirl around the possibility of an iPhone nano, it looks as if Apple may be planning to expand the iPhone line considerably this year. Apple may not be expected to introduce any new products this year, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t hard at work improving existing product lines. The next time you upgrade your iPhone, you may have a few new options to choose from other than memory capacity.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Upgrading iPhone 5 with 4-inch Screen and A5 Processor started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 104 Comments
    1. P91's Avatar
      P91 -
      Here's what the 4" display would look like

      http://www.redmondpie.com/4-inch-iphone-5-may-look-like-this/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RedmondPie+%28Redmond+Pie%29


      iPhone 5 With 4-inch Display May Look Like This.. - Redmond Pie
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      The iPhone is 3.5 inches now, is an extra .5 inches really that much bigger
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by newyork0900 View Post
      I was hoping for Apple to release the iPhone 5 this year, but I guess that's asking to much.
      im sure that they are going to release an iphone this year, they come out in june or july, so there is time.

      i think this would be a good idea, screen seams so small after having my ipad. But how will battery life be affected and the cost for a bigger retina display if they keep that
    1. milkycloud's Avatar
      milkycloud -
      Won't happen... aginst the Apple strategy... if Steve wanted a bigger screen he would have given us a smaller ipad. Apple will not risk messing up its great collection of Apps by changing its screen size... just not gonna happen.

      What I do see coming is an iPhone and an iPhone Pro...
    1. chughesphs's Avatar
      chughesphs -
      Bigger screen while sustaining/improving retina display would definitely be nice......
    1. steve7sisters's Avatar
      steve7sisters -
      Quote Originally Posted by buttamix View Post
      The iPhone is 3.5 inches now, is an extra .5 inches really that much bigger
      Yes it deff is particularly with the older people eye sight etc lol
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve7sisters View Post
      Yes it deff is particularly with the older people eye sight etc lol
      Get glasses.

      Nuf said.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      all I want for the next iPhone (and when I say this I say it for a whole bunch of people...HOPEFULLY)
      is:

      Speed increase
      ram increase
      maybe storage increase(but not really necessary)
      8mp camera or at least a better one because I know mp don't REALLY matter(just to compete with all the 8mp android phones)
      If possible, a better design even though it's the most S3XIEST phone on the market!
      IT DOESNT NEED A 4" screen just saying but would be NICE!!! but if this does happen think about all the hassle with the appstore apps, resolution, and a whole bunch of things. SO I SAY NO TO 4" screen{period}
      MORE FEATURES or atleast better ones like make voice control ALOT MORE EASIER AND COOLER!! stuff like that.....

      = BEST FREAKIN PHONE EVAR!!!! and totally ready for COMPETITION!!! does ever1 AGREE???? if I forgot something please mention it!
    1. sub zero's Avatar
      sub zero -
      What ^ he said!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by buttamix View Post
      The iPhone is 3.5 inches now, is an extra .5 inches really that much bigger
      I would say so. I can tell from across the room when someone whips out there eve or android massive screen phone. If it goes to 4" I think it would be a smart move. But anything over 4.3 is not logical IMO. Think accessories
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      I don't know how I'd feel about it... Sometimes I want the extra screen for Netflix, other times I don't want it poking me in the pelvis when I sit down. I'd have to play with it first (giggity).

      But did anyone else notice NinjaBaby thanked the first 41 people in this thread? I lawl'd.
    1. Harbrown's Avatar
      Harbrown -
      I am looking at that HTC inspire or aria, I may be done with the iPhone 4. Tired of having to jailbreak and apple always behind
    1. sub zero's Avatar
      sub zero -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lombardo Joe View Post
      I don't know how I'd feel about it... Sometimes I want the extra screen for Netflix, other times I don't want it poking me in the pelvis when I sit down. I'd have to play with it first (giggity).

      But did anyone else notice NinjaBaby thanked the first 41 people in this thread? I lawl'd.
      dude i was gonna mention the same thing about nija baby,,.,,,i was hoping to post and be thanked LOL
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheReliq View Post
      4 inches sounds fine by me. I'm getting so sick and tired of straining my eyes to read the tiny a** text even on it's 3.5 inch "retina" display. And zooming in and out of paragraphs isn't any better either. Probably why I do most of my reading on the iPad anyway. I've been waiting for this upgrade. Hopefully more than just a mere rumor.
      You do realize that you turn your iphone sideways and increase the text size... AND there are font downloads for jailbroken iphones too!
      Pretty soon people will be walking around with iphones the size of a PURSE! YUK!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      Behind what?
      -High res screen ( one of the highest)
      -16 and 32 GB storage
      -front and back camera
      -Long battery life
      -high resale value
      -Thin
      -Small
      I'm pretty sure it is the highest res screen, but I think the guy was saying behind on the OS.

      Also, what people forget about "waiting for jailbreaks" is that you're running the next OS and beyond with the jailbreak tweaks. With all the jailbreak stuff you can get all the good elements of Android and iOS combined.
    1. huangzuoyuan3's Avatar
      huangzuoyuan3 -
      That sounds good. But will current applications fit it?
    1. Harbrown's Avatar
      Harbrown -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      but I think the guy was saying behind on the OS
      Correct on the os, apple waits to see the success of other phones and then implements the features. I just upgraded and jailbroke this weekend for the few main features that are stock on damn near every phone, blacklist caller, custom sms tones and few others. if the phone is capable, and we proven it is, then apple should take the lead and give it to us. BTW, anyone see where the apple employee had to JB his ipad to use it with a projector and a conference. WHY, WHY, WHY????? just set the i devices free.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Harbrown View Post
      Correct on the os, apple waits to see the success of other phones and then implements the features. I just upgraded and jailbroke this weekend for the few main features that are stock on damn near every phone, blacklist caller, custom sms tones and few others. if the phone is capable, and we proven it is, then apple should take the lead and give it to us. BTW, anyone see where the apple employee had to JB his ipad to use it with a projector and a conference. WHY, WHY, WHY????? just set the i devices free.
      And then it becomes Android....
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Don't give Wiley so much crap about this because either he is or eventually will be right. Mike Essany kept writing about the iphone being on verizon and eventually his rumors came to be true. Wiley, keep writing about a smaller ipad or a bigger iphone because sooner or later you'll be correct.

      Even a blind squirrel eventually gets a nut. A broken clock(mechanical not digital) is right twice a day.

      I'm sure there are more of these but those 2 are the most common.

      Quote Originally Posted by Harbrown View Post
      Correct on the os, apple waits to see the success of other phones and then implements the features. I just upgraded and jailbroke this weekend for the few main features that are stock on damn near every phone, blacklist caller, custom sms tones and few others. if the phone is capable, and we proven it is, then apple should take the lead and give it to us. BTW, anyone see where the apple employee had to JB his ipad to use it with a projector and a conference. WHY, WHY, WHY????? just set the i devices free.
      iblacklist has been out for the iphone for a year or two now and i've yet to see an app like that for android or any other mobile phone OS that has NEAR the functionality and for a reasonable price of $10 which is definitely not the king's ransom that most apps of that status/functionality COULD command.
    1. MayorFinty's Avatar
      MayorFinty -
      You know what be sick two screens on both sides of the phone to keep from ppl worrying bout a bigger
    1. blwallace5's Avatar
      blwallace5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Harbrown View Post
      I am looking at that HTC inspire or aria, I may be done with the iPhone 4. Tired of having to jailbreak and apple always behind
      LOL prepare yourself for dissapointment. Roommate got an Aria today, what a piece of ****. He is now trying to buy my 3gs off of me.