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  • Leaked iPhone 5 Front Panel Points to Larger Screen, Thinner Bezel


    Speculation about the next iPhone model has vacillated between the device being either much larger or very much smaller. Apple may choose to release both a larger version and a smaller, cheaper model at the same time, however. On the larger front, a new image has just surfaced that shows what is purported to be an iPhone 5 front panel. If this image is an authentic, then Apple may indeed be increasing the size of the iPhone 5ís screen. This would make the next iPhone model more competitive with other manufactures handsets, many of which already include a 4-inch screen.

    Apple is believed to be redesigning the next iPhone model and may include a 4-inch screen with a smaller bezel. Itís difficult to get any measurements from this image without an object to reference it with. If this does turn out to be a genuine Apple component, then they may in fact be releasing the iPhone 5 with a thinner bezel and an edge-to edge screen. I would love to see this component sitting next to an iPhone 4 to compare them side by side.

    Rumors suggest that Apple may not want to increase the actual size of the next iPhone, but that they do hope to increase the size of the display. The only way for Apple to accomplish this is to extend the screen to the very edges of the case. This edge-to-edge display could then be larger without the need to increase the size of an iPhone very much or even at all. Itís also quite likely that although this screen will be larger, it will still be considered a Retina display, even if the resolution is slightly less than the current model.

    If Apple keeps to its usual schedule of releasing new iPhones in the summer, usually either in June or July, then we wonít have to wait too much longer to find out more. Until then, enjoy the all of the leaked pictures and plausible speculation that will surely surface between now and then, when the iPhone 5 is actually released.

    Source: 9to5 Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Leaked iPhone 5 Front Panel Points to Larger Screen, Thinner Bezel started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 105 Comments
    1. faschierbasis's Avatar
      faschierbasis -
      get ridd of that home button!
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jinksy View Post
      It probably won't be called iPhone 4gs cos the the 3Gs was the same as the 3G but faster and stuff like that so unless the new iPhone is the same as the iPhone 4 but is just faster which probably won't happen, it won't be called the 4gs
      It is gonna be faster if they want to compete with android they are gonna have to put in dual core processors and maybe more ram and its gonna have 4g in it so its going to be called 4gs and looks like the same as the i4 just as they did with the 3gs
    1. iPittsburgh's Avatar
      iPittsburgh -
      Why would you not want the home button?
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluestang9450 View Post
      Why would they name it 4gs when the current model is called 4 not 4g??
      It is gonna be faster if they want to compete with android they are gonna have to put in dual core processors and maybe more ram and its gonna have 4g in it so its going to be called 4gs and looks the same as the i4 just as they did with the 3gs
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by W1L5ON; View Post
      Is it just me or is that front facing camera hole on the opposite side?


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
      lol I knew someone would say it eventually thinking they caught some grand mistake and proving without a doubt that this is a photoshop.

      It is most likely flipped over or maybe the camera is in fact moved to the other side for some reason. Either way, not some mistake that even a rookie "photoshopper" would make.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Please let this be true, I would love a bigger screen!
    1. babyblue_pimp's Avatar
      babyblue_pimp -
      I just hope it still has great battery life
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      Unless this new phone has something else like Dual Core processors, A bigger screen is something I may not care about.

      Size is an issue for me when I carry a phone, bigger means it will not fit in places my current Iphone 4 does

      I do not use my phone for a lot of videos and when I do..... I remember its a phone not a tablet.

      Bigger screen may = shorter battery life as well.

      For me bigger screen = Fail
      They may just expand the screen out to the edges and keep the phone the same size, that would be ideal because the size right now is great.
    1. cocoabean772's Avatar
      cocoabean772 -
      if this is real thank GOD!! maybe i wont switch to android after the past 3 years with apple.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      ...its gonna have 4g in it so its going to be called 4gs and looks the same as the i4 just as they did with the 3gs
      You do realize that when the 3G iPhone came out it was called that because it used the 3G network? The 3GS was the same phone - on the same 3G network - but optimized for 'S'peed AND it was their third gen model.

      The current iPhone 4 is not on the 4G network so naming it 4GS doesn't follow with previous labeling. iPhone 5 makes the most sense since it is their fifth gen model. They wouldn't call the next iPod touch an iPt 4S just cuz it's faster...
    1. adz666's Avatar
      adz666 -
      As much as this would be cool, this is indeed a photoshop.

      Firstly, as some have pointed out, it is crooked near the earpiece/camera
      Secondly, there are two sets of bubbles near the earpiece/camera that are identical, which is a common result of the content aware patch tool.
      And finally there is a lighter border where it should be black (most visible along the bottom near the home button)

      The camera hole is still original, it's just an iPhone 4 screen shot from the under side.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Good questions...everyone is talking iPhone 5?? What about iPhone 4GS or 4HD?? Apple likes to drag their heels with technology, unless competition affords an earlier release of it. My opinion is iPhone 4GS and maybe an upgrade in the fall....to the iPhone 5! Remember its the "Year of the Handheld" in this case More is More :]
    1. iPittsburgh's Avatar
      iPittsburgh -
      Attachment 508846

      I found the iPhone 5! Maybe
    1. CapitalC's Avatar
      CapitalC -
      A thinner bezel is a horrible idea. For LCD / plasma TVs or computer monitors, fantastic. But for a phone this only makes it more difficult to use. I have a 3GS in a case and I already have problems accurately hitting the edges of the screen to move apps from page to page or select text at the left-most edge.

      Bigger is fine, but anyone who has a case will be screwed if the bezel shrinks (even with a new case designed for the new hardware).
    1. iPittsburgh's Avatar
      iPittsburgh -
      Attachment 508851
    1. volvik's Avatar
      volvik -
      Quote Originally Posted by faschierbasis View Post
      get ridd of that home button!
      Hrmmm....last time I did a JB the Home button came in handy.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Just maybe Apple will call this phone the "4DC" for dual core if they decide to go that way . Just running that up the flag pole to see if anyone salutes. Eventually they will have to do away with this numbering system the way they are going .
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by CapitalC View Post
      A thinner bezel is a horrible idea. For LCD / plasma TVs or computer monitors, fantastic. But for a phone this only makes it more difficult to use. I have a 3GS in a case and I already have problems accurately hitting the edges of the screen to move apps from page to page or select text at the left-most edge.

      Bigger is fine, but anyone who has a case will be screwed if the bezel shrinks (even with a new case designed for the new hardware).
      The wrap-around case would become obsolete which means less protection.
    1. Paco's Avatar
      Paco -
      Hmmm ipad2 rumors over let iphone "5" rumors begin!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pancho paco View Post
      Hmmm ipad2 rumors over let iphone "5" rumors begin!
      ^iPhone 5 has an app that can build you an island and then it will transform itself into an f'n jet and fly you there! So does the iPad 2!