Apple event banner might be a gentle hint for a taller screen for the new iPhone 5

Apple event banner might be a gentle hint for a taller screen for the new iPhone 5
We’re just two days away from September 12th, the biggest date for Apple this year when the new iPhone 5 is expected to make its first official on-stage appearance, but Apple has already started preparing and has hung the banner for the upcoming event.

At first sight, it’s just a colorful mix of colors in no particular order and no significance, giving away no details about the iPhone 5. But look at it closely, with the investigative eye of an Apple fan and you’d see what seems like vertically stretched out icons of some of the stock applications in iOS.

Dive deeper into the conspiracy theories and you start to wonder why would Apple show stretched out icons of its applications. The only logical answer seems to be that it’s a hint that the new iPhone will feature a taller display, hence the stretched out icons on the banner.

The new iPhone is rumored to come with a 4-inch screen with a new aspect ratio of 16:9, perfect for watching video online. Now, is that digging too deep or do you think this could well be Apple’s hidden message?

source: Cult of Mac

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It will be like this:

13. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Yup. It was something like this during the development stage of the iPhone 5.

26. Apple-Royally-

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

Another hype and millions of sales in a few days!

44. rasinhussy

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 28, 2008

Buy stock now.

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011


50. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


3. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012


4. redmd

Posts: 1925; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Some people think to hard. isn't Apple iOS the simplest?

16. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

NO. It's not.

43. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Really?! Name in one way how its complex. One button and all square app tiles...

48. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

It is more complicated to adjust app settings because usually it is split into what can be accessed from the app and what can be accessed in the settings app. Connecting to wifi toggling connections, sending an email, set up of device. Watching flash video (haha), transferring files, sharing files and recommending apps...

34. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

in some ways yes, it is more simpler

6. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

4 inch screen phone is nice, but other manufacturers had it before Apple. Jelly Bean innovations blow away those "new" iOS 6 feautures, so i really have to ask myself... Y u no innovate anymore Apple? So, hopefully, the specs bump is not all i will see. Of course, the 6th gen iPhone will sell like crazy again, but as a true Apple product fan in hearth, i would be disappointed.

9. wendygarett unregistered

Apps is the core innovation and core satisfaction for apple... And what do you expect? Can you please share with us? :D

12. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

we except something new, something innovative, something thats worth the high premium price and clear distinction in the market. Sorry to say but ios is dated. Its only just got LTE and its not even go NFC. If you make something simplistic and restrictive you limit yourself against a competition that stands for openness and creativeness which brings forth all the things apple claim to be but are not.

17. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

bloodline is spot on plus 'apps' isnt an apple innovation there were apps before there was the iphone

20. wendygarett unregistered

Agree, but steve jobs innovate those apps developers to create more customer experience... and avoid those apps clone in app store which spoil the developer innovation... Without the iPhone and steve jobs, there will be no HTC evo, droid x, droid bionic, moto atrix and so the galaxy lines... Android will not so success without those apps from app developer who innovated by Apple... and this is why RIM and Palm dead... eventhough it os is light year ahead than ios!!!

18. wendygarett unregistered

Apple just want to keep it simple... Too much feature may actually give user lot of pressure when holding it... Apple just want make it comfortable... The only android device that can beat apple now is Amazon Kindle Fire... you know why? because it's a SIMPLE device!!! Read more survey before you comment, advanced tech feature sounds innovate. But according to the jd power, ONLY 47% of consumer will buy the device because of special feature. which mean the remaining will say: 'no bluetooth file transfer? So what!!' Do you get what I mean fandroid... social media and apps gaming is the real innovation here to increase customer full experience... I'm begging to all fandroid to read this survey carefully and move on !!!!

21. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Whats easier than having my facebook widget or twitter widget on my homescreen ? whats more easier than turning my gps on/off with a widget... i could go on. Whats more easier than walking down the street and having Google NOW pop up and tell me what restaurants are local and to my interests or letting me know when the next bus is due. Whats more easier than talking to my phone to give my social updates? A man doesn't choose a 1.6 litre car over a 3.2 v6 turbo, he doesn't say "my car doesn't go fast? so what" he says "Its there when I need and choose it" Its nice to have the option & ability son.

42. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Glitch in Apple's turn by turn navigation lead to one apple store being broken into by a car in CA on September 6th :)

51. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You also forgot to mention how easy it's not to adjust your widget size.

22. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

lmao first im not a fandroid , i dont have an android phone right now either so you can stop using that line when someone doesnt agree with something you say surveys are solid proof of anything. as for android devices that can beat apple, hmm well how about the samsung gs3, htc one x, nexus etc plus phone makers like HTC and LG are bringing out some monster spec'd phones. and lets take your flimsy 'apple just want to keep it simple' which is just a positive way of saying apple are running thin on idea's. what about wp8 then looks sleek and simple to use to me and much better then the tired iOS your basically saying people want simple when that isnt true if that was the case phone would have stopped developing and we wud simple have a phone that calls and texts. also social media is innovation? thank you apple for creating facebook, myspace, twitter serious gaming on phones isnt new, look at the n-gage and s60 nokia's they had great gaming ahead of competitors didnt mean they did well if your so happy with a simple phone why would you pay high end prices for it , why not get a mid range

27. Apple-Royally-

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

The phone speaks for it's self. The sign the glass front and rear flat back is like no others!

29. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

lmao haha ok if you say so, that all you can come up with , the case and a apple logo

31. Apple-Royally-

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

Thats all Apple needs..... And still its a midrange phone with along restrictions and other draw backs, but still it sells. It will. And no one can stop it. Apple shares and sales will be very high yet once again. Laugh as much as you want.

32. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i will laugh alot at you closed mind puppets buying over priced outdated and restricted tech just for the apple logo

38. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Explaining away an OS handicap by calling it "Simplistic" which then implies its a feature may sound good to you and the computer illiterate people like you but to people who require a certain level of functionality your argument falls short. You say "Who needs *BLANK* feature? That won't help sales." I say, move your files into a different directory for organization, email me a music file so I can listen to it, or hook your phone up directly to any computer with USB and move files over to it for transport. An open file system seems stupid and unnecessary to someone who doesn't need it, that doesn't mean I'm wrong for desiring that functionality. I would think that you are wrong for trying to push your OS limitations on me by insisting that the majority doesn't need it therefore it doesn't need to exist. iOS thrives due to the computer illiteracy of the planet. Most people don't want to learn how to use new features, they don't like change. Therefore the one OS that is designed for the people who don't understand complexity has a very high customer satisfaction. Is that surprising to me? No. Do you think iOS users think they are tech savvy? I'm sure they think they are. You say fandroid, I say I'm a fan of any full featured OS, Simple Nazi.

36. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I will disagree that apps are the core of innovation. Apple nor Google nor Microsoft build all the apps for their marketplaces. These apps are built by external people who want their device to do something a little more or different. All a company can do is cultivate an environment where developers would want to produce an app. However, it is not the source of innovation in the slightest.

49. brandnew234

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

I am 100% confident in Apple, as an Android fan personally. I know that the next iPhone will bring SOMETHING to revolutionize the smartphone industry, or at least give them a competitive edge. They are just much better at keeping things quiet. But I do see your point, iOS is appearing to lag behind Android, and I doubt they will incorporate ARM 15 architecture, and instead put a revised version of the A5X chip inside it, which would quickly be overtaken by a new batch of Droids.

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