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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. INeed2Know's Avatar
      INeed2Know -
      Those phones are soooooo sexy!
    1. jshdw1100's Avatar
      jshdw1100 -
      Might actually be a reason for most of us to upgrade.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      This just gets old Wiley. What the heck r u trying to tell us??? First, you go and disillusion everyone with your "smaller iPhone idea", that will never happen. And, you only reported it cuz Bloomberg did!

      Then, you tell us apple is making a bigger iPhone. It's possible; but again, only cuz someone else published it! U even said that source had a spotty record. But u know what Wiley, I think you have a spotty record. In your next article, plz tell us what ur trying to say. Plz.

      (no offense intended)
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      I was hoping for Apple to release the iPhone 5 this year, but I guess that's asking to much.
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      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.
      If they want to compete with those p.o.s Android phones, they have to release a new iPhone this year.

      A 4 inch screen sounds like a bad idea to me. idon't want my iPhone to be the size of an iBrick! That would drive me iNsane!
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      So just so I'm clear - according to you guys, Apple is releasing two new iPhones and two new iPads this year.

      K, Got it.

      (Cut back on the rumors thx)
    1. aimetti's Avatar
      aimetti -
      Agreed. Sick of the crap on here.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Pointless news but it's better than no content and and iPhone that big would be stupid! My mate had htc Desire hd and while it was nice my thoughts were " I'm not walking around with that".
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      I'll wait for iP6...
    1. TheReliq's Avatar
      TheReliq -
      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.
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      I love the huge screen of the Evo 4G. Would be awesome to see that on the iPhone.
    1. Silverado87's Avatar
      Silverado87 -
      I hate the evo 4g. It's huge. It's bulky and wide. It's like carrying a thin piece of brick in my hand. Feels weird in my pocket. Itd be nice if they made the home button smaller and more toward the bottom and put the speaker and camera more towards the top. An use that extra space. I like the size of the phone now.
    1. shinygerbil's Avatar
      shinygerbil -
      I'll wait for the iPhone Shuffle. No screen, one button, who will you call next??

      "Hey Mom...it's me...AGAIN. This random algorithm isn't very random..."

      On another note: all you people whining about these rumour posts, simply don't read 'em. It's the prerogative of the writers on this site to write what *they* wish to write about, which may not always be what *you* wish to read about. Or at the very least, if you feel you are being forced to read every article at gunpoint, you are surely not being forced to also write a whiny comment?
    1. crankz1's Avatar
      crankz1 -
      Hahaha... That's funny! iPhone shuffle

      Edit: and, very true about all the whiny posts.
    1. Sticky111's Avatar
      Sticky111 -
      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.
      why is it to much to ask for?.., we're on track for a new iphone device
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I think I'll wait till the last quarter to buy any Apple product this year...I'm not into duplicates or advertised postponed technology. From most rumors/so called credible reports, Apple is to release 2 iPads(iPad S and iPad 2 or 3) Apple has already released a year old phone on a different network, will introduce a smaller iPhone? Will finally start selling the white iPhone FINALLY! Not to mention the iPhone 4gs or 5....like i said patience is a virtue :]
      I want to weed out all of the circus acts and get the final products for both iPad and iPhone...soo EXCITED!!!
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      If Apple can increase the screen size but keep the actually phone the same size (height and width wise) then I'm all for it. But without removing the home button.
    1. Sanady361's Avatar
      Sanady361 -
      Sounds about right.
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      They should just remove the home button, and make the screen size bigger
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Anyone else notice that Wiley only Repeats Rumors (Not even facts) and / or Product Reviews that don't even pertain to Apple ... Further More, I don't think he owns an iPhone and doesn't even know what Jailbreak is.

      Ya Ya (1 Infraction), but this is a MOD-MY-I, Not iRumor.com, iUseless Gadgets.com

      Ok now down to business: Apple has never done anything because the Competition did, That's just not their style. Also if it ain't broke don't fix it, who wants to carry something so big in your pocket, what ... Are you trying to impress the ladies !!!