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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. SirTimothy1's Avatar
      SirTimothy1 -
      I'm fine with a larger screen as long as the resolution doesn't make porting themes from the iPhone 4 a nightmare. If, as the article implies, the resolution is the same, it would be great.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      A larger screen would be great!

      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.
      Instead of resolution, I think you mean ppi (points per inch). The resolution will probably remain the same. Unless, of course, this is a smaller iPhone with the same ppi and a smaller res.

      There's also a possibility that this iPhone will be the same screen size/ resolution, and only the size of the device will change. Imagine a slim iPhone 4 - I think that's what this is.
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      OK Stop the speculation, if this was in fact a larger screen that means that have made the home button bigger and the speaker hole bigger too, so thats not real, its exactly the same in proportion that the others. any way apple doesnt make big changes that quickly they still have probably another year with the same desing and next year they make something revolutionary AGAIN

      De Ja Vu. Another year and we all talking about names again, if you want to now the name, do as apple do or any other company, hire a marketing deparment and make a research, think a name that is fresher that means new and improved, better than the last one, bigger and bolder, come up with a excelent idea and introduce it to the company. dont add numbers or letters, that lasy
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      More importantly, is it realistic enough to expect another iPhone in 2011
    1. iCeDmAn's Avatar
      iCeDmAn -
      Quote Originally Posted by newyork0900 View Post
      More importantly, is it realistic enough to expect another iPhone in 2011
      Of course it is. The CDMA was just another iPhone 4. Apple will release the next one this summer because if they didn't they would be stupid not too, every year we flock like idiots for the next gen and put tons of cash in Apple's pockets.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      Ugh! We don't need a larger screen!! I want to be able to put the phone in my pocket! The size of the i4 was/is perfect... sheesh... and I don't like the idea of the resolution going down instead of up.
      you obviously did not read the article. It says make the screen bigger while keeping the overall size of the phone the same size. I would welcome a larger screen, but StealthBravo is right, it does sound like a pain for the Devs to have to design so many different graphics for different devices. Ughh glad i am not a dev.
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iCeDmAn View Post
      Of course it is. The CDMA was just another iPhone 4. Apple will release the next one this summer because if they didn't they would be stupid not too, every year we flock like idiots for the next gen and put tons of cash in Apple's pockets.
      I hope this is the case, as I was looking at getting the next iPhone this year, assuming they make one.

      Are they likely to offer any hints on March 2nd
    1. langsalang's Avatar
      langsalang -
      I thought next iPhone was going to be home buttonless?
    1. Sticky111's Avatar
      Sticky111 -
      not for nothing modmyi is pretty much the last site to get info whether it be real of fake. i find it funny that they jumped on the biggest piece of crap info which has been proven fake. this is a great site with a great community and awesome boards for discussion, but come on guys, take your time like you usually do to be sure you have positive material.
    1. globol's Avatar
      globol -
      It's fake. Look at the top part of the screen under where the earphone speaker is. The lines are slanted.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sticky111 View Post
      not for nothing modmyi is pretty much the last site to get info whether it be real of fake. i find it funny that they jumped on the biggest piece of crap info which has been proven fake. this is a great site with a great community and awesome boards for discussion, but come on guys, take your time like you usually do to be sure you have positive material.
      Well you don't have to read the articles..

      Regardless if this is true or not I'd like a bigger screen!
    1. bbongrip's Avatar
      bbongrip -
      This is obviously bigger. If we assume the home button is the same size as all current iPhones, then we can make measurements using the home button as a reference. I measured a, about 2 home button sizes bigger than my 3G. You do the math
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by nautical79 View Post
      OK Stop the speculation...
      If you're going to type in obnoxious bold blue font then at least correct your spelling so you appear less of an idiot.

      That being said, phone button, earpiece, and general design constraints are not always uniform across different models so your entire argument can be thrown out. Thanks.
    1. steelersfan32's Avatar
      steelersfan32 -
      Faker than Micheal Jackson's nose, fail. Proof
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      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...
      Oh sry
    1. aidanski's Avatar
      aidanski -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      Loool 4gsm sounds like it's abbreviated from fourgasm ;p
      I hate myself for thanking that post.
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      waiting for this baby to
      come
      out iPhone 4s, 4gs, 5, HD I dont care what they called I just want to see what they have for us lol
    1. reprazent1's Avatar
      reprazent1 -
      I would welcome a slightly larger screen, without increasing the actual iPhone4 size. The size is just right IMO. Then again, Iīm skipping the next model - it's too soon to replace my iphone 4. Even though I got mine back in August it only feels like yesterday.
    1. Tidbits's Avatar
      Tidbits -
      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.
    1. Tfost's Avatar
      Tfost -
      Jizz in my pants