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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. redline11786's Avatar
      redline11786 -
      Quote Originally Posted by saunupe1911 View Post
      Take a closer look at that screen. It's definitely longer than the current screen. How much longer, who knows? But it is longer in width.
      wider*...sorry buddy, I had to.
    1. iphone?3gs's Avatar
      iphone?3gs -
      Quote Originally Posted by rkswat View Post
      Clear vision fail!
      Check it again there sparky, it's exactly the same all the way across the top. The way it's sitting makes your eye believe it's crooked.... optical illusion FTW!
      I see it crooked too... It is definately crooked..
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      Will it be 2011 or 2012 for the iPhone? I believe 2011, as I recall we've had a new iPhone each year??
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tidbits View Post
      Personally if it goes bigger I am not buying. 3.4-3.7 is large enough for a phone. I have owned an Epic and HD2 and they felt too large. Rather put the phone in my pocket than on a holster.
      My wife always reminds me, that bigger is best. What does she know?
    1. tekwiz's Avatar
      tekwiz -
      Itís difficult to get any measurements from this image without an object to reference it with.
      Reference it to the size of the home button hole.
    1. decke's Avatar
      decke -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPittsburgh View Post
      Am I the only one that thinks this looks HORRIBLE and not Apple like? This is what a HTC phone would look like. If Apple does increase the screen, I think they'll make everything bigger so that it looks good and that would probably make the resolution go bigger which means the devs would have to redo their apps. I don't see that happening right now. It took Apple 2 phones to change the resolution. Never know though!

      I'd love the home button to go bye bye! Imagine all the theming!! Just great.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      I'm glad I have the i4, cuz I would never get the next generation if it looked like that.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPittsburgh View Post
      Attachment 508846

      I found the iPhone 5! Maybe
      This is a concept design, artist conception of the iPhone 4.

      This is a pretty old picture.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      Woohoo, hundredth post!!!
      Ummm no, you only have 60....maybe its because you post multiple useless one's over and over...
    1. Lokenall's Avatar
      Lokenall -
      Honestly, haven't read through all the post, so if this has been memtioned already... Sorry. The front facing camera is on the other side, so maybe they'll put the proximity sensor in the original place?

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. blackgoat226's Avatar
      blackgoat226 -
      I'm definitely one of the few that thinks a huge screen like the Sprint EVO is hideous. Some of the cons for a bigger screen I see

      -Awkward typing (everyone is already used to the same screen width since iPhone 1)
      -Battery hog? (I already go through my iPhone battery 1.5 times a day)
      -Developers have to resize all of their apps to maintain 'retina'
      -big brick in your pocket
      -Weight (who knows if the weight will stay the same with lighter parts or make it heavier)
    1. iCR4C's Avatar
      iCR4C -
      Wow let the rumors begin lol

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      BUT, will this be on Verizon? in White?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      BUT, will this be on Verizon? in White?
      Lol, of course...!
    1. chuk12chuk's Avatar
      chuk12chuk -
      Not going to happen.
    1. sleeping_giant's Avatar
      sleeping_giant -
      Maybe a front and back screen like both cameras? (no.)

      The phone can remain the same size and the screen enlarged enough to make an impact in my opinion.

      Last attempt:

      A MiniDisplay port, sharply scaling the vastness of a 60 inch HD display. (Apple's only of course.)

      There you go..
    1. pachi1972's Avatar
      pachi1972 -
      Well the Iphone 4 was underclocked to 800mhz from 1ghz...they could underclocked the dual core to 800mhz also.
    1. center_99_99's Avatar
      center_99_99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by steelersfan32 View Post
      Faker than Micheal Jackson's nose, fail. Proof
      I was going to say the same thing, but you beat me to it.

    1. deshawn1680's Avatar
      deshawn1680 -
      I would love to see Apple use more of the space on the phone to increase the size of the screen (not the phone). I wouldn't want the iphone itself to be any bigger but most definitely a bigger screen...perhaps (and I'm sure it's been said already) making the home screen button smaller would be pretty sweet.