Apple iPhone 5 to have new casing and 4 inch screen
0. phoneArena 26 Jan 2012, 00:58 posted on
According to 9to5Mac, a reliable source at Foxconn says that various prototypes of the next-gen Apple iPhone share some common traits including a larger 4 inch display and a casing that does not resemble the Apple iPhone 4 or 4S; samples have been symmetrical in shape...
This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here
36. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
agreed with most of everything you said but another thing you have to count in is aspect ratio, not to mention all the developers with apps and games that only support 3.5" displays. i'd like to see a 4" iPhone myself but Apple may just see it as doing more bad than good.
4. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1218; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I'm sorry but I did kind of laugh when they said: "If you're wondering how reliable 9to5Mac's source is, this tipster was dead on last year in saying that there would be no Apple iPhone 5 when everyone else was saying that the iPhone 5 was a layup." I mean I know a pretty good handful of sources that predicted there wasn't going to be an iPhone 5 release this past fall. However, I do predict a 4 inch screen would be on the next iPhone. It is sort-of a giveaway.
8. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)
Im looking forward to the -- Samsung Galaxy Nexus S X Apple iPhone 5 X Samsung Galaxy SIII X HTC (A considerable top of the line flagship ICS device)
10. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
People should already have learned a thing or two by now on the iphone's release cycle. Just look back on how they did it the past 4 yrs. Iphone3 in 2008, then came iphone 3gs in 2009 with the same design with only a few but important upgrades. Then came the major redesigned iphone 4 in 2010. And then again in 2011, just like the iphone 3 to 3gs, the iphone 4s kept the iphone 4 design and included only a few notable upgrades.
Apple keeps the iphone's design for two years with minor upgrades on it's 2nd year, and then releases the next generation iphone on the 3rd year. Which means, the iphone5 would look discernably different from the ip4 and ip4s. Simple :)
19. Commentator (Posts: 3704; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
So this source was right about one thing before and it's a knock-dead deal? Forgive me for being skeptical, but one example doesn't necessarily indicate pristine journalistic integrity, and for the record, 9to5 Mac was still on the "iPhone 5 redesign" bandwagon at least as late as September 1st, 2011 (http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apples-latest-Photo-Stream-beta-outs-iPhone-5-design_id21729). As much as this article does make sense, I think it's still way too early to be calling any leaked information concrete.
20. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)
Hmm sounds a lot like the rumored 4S/5 from last year... hmm
24. Astreo (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 May 2011)
Arent the android fans always the ones criticising everyone for always expecting the next iphone to be even better than the previous? lol all im seeing is all of you also becoming sheep when a new droid phone is announched or even speculated at just like everyone else. S2 was released and i remember reading some comments along the line of "Hmm not bad but ill wait for the s3, that will be even better". in any case glad apple is moving to a 4" screen.
27. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
apple dont know what they want to do im just a lil pissed that they brought out the same phone with a few added features and specs
26. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
i hate that when u see an article about the iphone people start talking about android... and when u see an article about android people start talking about iphone.... cmon people we like what we like. leave it alone.
28. Astreo (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 May 2011)
its no use.its been attempted to make a truce of sorts but theres always someone that has to speak up. i totally agree, i could care less what the next iphone or android or even windows phone will be. the only thing that matters is if i will like it or not. i have both OS and they each have their flaws. but i have always found it so funny when the droid users call the iphone users sheep when they do the exact same thing lol.
30. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)
It would be nice if we could get this correct.
Original iPhone (2007 1st gen)
iPhone 3g (2008 2nd gen)
iPhone 3gs (2009 3rd gen)
iPhone 4 (2010 4th gen)
iPhone 4s (2011 5th gen)
and what comes after 5?.... 6 next iPhone will be iPhone 6 not 5. If I'm wrong I will eat my own hair.. If everyone can please stop calling it iPhone 5.. thank you *end rant* lol
31. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1718; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
It will still be called the 5, Apple isn't going to skip a number lol Most people dont even know the full line ie: calling the iPhone 4 the 4G haha :)
44. smartx84 (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
i left android 'coz its buggy..for an iphone...not really impressed w/it and i miss a lot of features/funcitonalities from android....fortunately, while galaxy nexus still suffers from bad battery, ics is a leap... now that samsung had said they were to build beautiful handsets with longer lasting battery, i most likely will be returning to android w/ samsung...
46. jeffhanson1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
There's a reason Steve Jobs planned a lawsuit against Samsung. He was paranoid by the worldwide Korean giant and saw them as the biggest threat to Apple iPhone and iPad.
Afterall, Samsung has the previously untouchable Japanese electronics giants against the ropes.
He saw Google as much the same ever since they developed the Android system. Any mention of Google around him was not a good idea.