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  • New Engineering Images Show iPhone 5 with Edge-to-Edge Screen


    New images coming out of China claim to be “mold engineering drawings” that point to the next iPhone version having a larger edge-to-edge screen. Images like these are often used to create cases and accessories for new Apple products before they are announced or go on sale. Design mockups can then be created and tested so new products can then be ready to go on sale as soon as Apple releases a new device.

    If these images do prove to be genuine then the iPhone 5 may not see a dramatic change in case design. Last month a purported iPhone 5 front bezel showing a larger edge-to-edge screen was discovered. The proportions of this component do not appear to be the same as the renderings discovered today, however.

    Previous rumors also point to the iPhone 5 receiving a larger screen and the latest renderings do seem to support this rumor, as well. Apple has made design changes at the last minute on more than one occasion, however.

    One image also suggests that a white iPhone 5 is also in the works. Hopefully, there won’t be the same productions delays that plagued the previous white version of the iPhone 4. If the white iPad is any indication, however, then the issues associated with manufacturing a white front seems to have been dealt with.

    Although Apple has increased the resolution of the iPhone screen over the years, they have not increase the size of the screen beyond 3.5-inches. Rival smartphones already include larger 4-inch+ screens and Apple may find that they have no choice but to follow suit. I for one, would love to see the next iPhone come with a larger screen. Hopefully, Apple will be able to find a way to include a larger screen without dramatically increasing the size of the device. As it is now, my iPhone 4 already takes up enough room in my pocket.




    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Engineering Images Show iPhone 5 with Edge-to-Edge Screen started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 66 Comments
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Let's first establish a few things: the body size will NOT increase, the screen size may increase but not if it comes at the expense of ppi(pixel density) and 3rd, those of you that say "make it have this and this and this and i'll buy it" you're going to buy it anyway because it's a new iphone and that's all that has to be said.

      None of this "if it has this and that then i'll be there in line on opening day to get one" because nobody in their right mind believes that if it doesn't that you won't be buying one because you're just like the rest of us and you like new stuff. Point made.

      Back to the specs, all of this is pure speculation and we all know until late may or early june rolls around we won't know jack about this thing until a very close/reliable source leaks something which will probably end up costing them their job as steve jobs seems to do dual duty as CEO of apple and NSA counter-intelligence agent.
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by Luigi453 View Post
      Am I the only one that wants the slide keyboard?

      No I sorta wanna see one...

      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. Jacobh4's Avatar
      Jacobh4 -
      Is it just me, or does that thing look a little ugly?
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Bigger is always better
    1. greeneyes5066's Avatar
      greeneyes5066 -
      It doesn't really matter what they do to it. If you're a die hard iPhone fan on Att then you'll want to upgrade. The 4g network won't be available on current iDevices. So for more speed you'll need the upgrade. That said I'd love a thinner phone, because I have tiny hands. Fun speculating!
    1. Mr Squints's Avatar
      Mr Squints -
      Picture your iPhone 4 with the ear piece/front camera moved up a millimeter or so towards the top of the phone....

      Now take the home button and move it to the lower side/bezel of the phone....

      And use one of those nice metal buttons for it, like the design of the volume buttons...

      .....Finally use the newly acquired "real estate" and fill it with a screen...

      Bliss to me...


      Same phone but a little more "efficient" use of space...
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      We want: Bigger Screen, Same size phone(why would you want it any smaller??) More memory(as in 64GB what is Apple waiting for??) Retina is great but can Apple make it better? If so, better resolution, lighter in weight and multiple colors would be nice....need more than black and white we liver in a world of COLOR and the cases just cover the phone and make it heavy and clunky. That is all for now :]
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      There is really no point to put LTE in the iphone 5 because AT&T isn't even starting to roll out their LTE network 'til the end of this year. It will end up just using more battery for something that isn't even available in 99% of America. Just like Apple didn't put 3g in the original iPhone. It was too new and the phones that used it had the battery life of a lemon.
    1. Alfn8r's Avatar
      Alfn8r -
      I won't buy the iPhone 5 unless it has a second screen on the back (not really, I just know I won't be able to afford one, so this makes a good excuse)
    1. vgmod's Avatar
      vgmod -
      I want to see Apple's next iphone with 4" screen size and Dual Core.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Two words people: ASPECT RATIO
    1. A3gOwner's Avatar
      A3gOwner -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      Two words people: ASPECT RATIO
      Exactly, but many don't know what that means. Like I said dual core a9 and a gig of ram in the same body.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      Current

      AT&T LTE/4G



      Its already out it was a rolled out with Atrix, the new Flagship Phone.

      If Apple does not include LTE it will be behind the curve, all the major android brands have LTE phones
      LMFAO!! Seriously? Do you have a problem with reading and comprehending? HSPA+ is just the same network they have been using with a minor back-end improvement. The phone my have an LTE chip, but AT&T has NO LTE NETWORK UP AND RUNNING! It is using HSPA+ currently (they call it 4G, but it isn't). LTE won't be out 'til the end of the year.

      Next time, come back with facts. Oh, and read your sources before you cite them.

      Quote Originally Posted by A3gOwner View Post
      Exactly, but many don't know what that means. Like I said dual core a9 and a gig of ram in the same body.
      Yep. It will have bumped specs. That is all. Redesigns come every two-three years.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Moon and DFRP play nice this is your warning!
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Lol. I love you too, Westerman.
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      Current

      AT&T LTE/4G



      Its already out it was a rolled out with Atrix, the new Flagship Phone.

      If Apple does not include LTE it will be behind the curve, all the major android brands have LTE phones
      Atrix is not LTE. It's HSPA+ which is 3.5G. It's what t-mo is calling 4G as well. I'm sure the new iphone will be HSPA+ but not LTE. ATT hasn't and won't switch on LTE till late this year.
    1. IAMHD2's Avatar
      IAMHD2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      Am I the only one who thinks of aspect ratio? Hello?
      Nar, I Also Think About Aspect Ratio, And To Be Honest I Don't Like The 4:3 Ratio, Apple Use. (Having To Zoom Out Of The Movies to see the whole picture, It's not fun) [Seeing Them 2 Black Bars]. I Would Like Apple To Change to 16:9, But i Don't See That Happening With All Them App With 4:3 Aspect Ratio :3 Sigh
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by IAMHD2 View Post
      Nar, I Also Think About Aspect Ratio, And To Be Honest I Don't Like The 4:3 Ratio, Apple Use. (Having To Zoom Out Of The Movies to see the whole picture, It's not fun) [Seeing Them 2 Black Bars]. I Would Like Apple To Change to 16:9, But i Don't See That Happening With All Them App With 4:3 Aspect Ratio :3 Sigh
      Apple tries to make things easier for its devs, rather then changing all the time and making them add support for funky aspect ratios. 4:3 really is good for a mobile device. It just feels right in your hand.
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      make the iPhone 5 same as 4 move the headphone speakers up and front cam the home button move it a tiny bit down.then make the screen fit and take up as much space on the same size on the design..the iphone size is perfect theres just too much dead space on the front that can make the screen bit bigger.oh and thin as the ipod touch..not a big fan of 4"+ inch phones..4"inch is my limit on mobile smart phones..thats why theres a ipad 2 if you want a bigger screen...