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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. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Okay, okay, everyone stop for a minute. I don't see apple doing an edge to edge screen, not unless you want to go naked with your iPhone. Imagine trying to use it with a bumper or case on it, not gonna work as the case will overlap on part of the screen. Maybe a slim case will work, those that cover the sides and back only. Forget about using it with an otterbox or anything similar. I wouldn't mind a slightly bigger phone with a 4" screen though.
    1. reprazent1's Avatar
      reprazent1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      I don't see apple doing an edge to edge screen, not unless you want to go naked with your iPhone. Imagine trying to use it with a bumper or case on it...
      I say: to h3ll with those covers, cases or bumpers. None of my other (smart)phones had or needed one. So why does the iphone require one? because its a trend? Because it's so easy to break or scratchable?
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      Okay, okay, everyone stop for a minute. I don't see apple doing an edge to edge screen, not unless you want to go naked with your iPhone. Imagine trying to use it with a bumper or case on it, not gonna work as the case will overlap on part of the screen. Maybe a slim case will work, those that cover the sides and back only. Forget about using it with an otterbox or anything similar. I wouldn't mind a slightly bigger phone with a 4" screen though.
      You actually could by putting supports on the top and bottom where the screen isn't and still have the sides covered
    1. chughesphs's Avatar
      chughesphs -
      I hope that if they have a bigger screen they also incorporate retina display still. They wouldn't have spent as much time and effort as they did on retina if they weren't going to keep it.
    1. Emicron's Avatar
      Emicron -
      They will definitely keep the retina or go to a better screen that is thinner and light weight.