Apple mixed into another screen size rumor, this time a 5" Retina Display gadget

Apple mixed into another screen size rumor, this time a 5" Retina Display gadget
The Japanese blog for all things Apple Macotakara reports that the folks at Cupertino are working on a 5" device with Retina Display, that is scheduled for release next year. The source are Chinese suppliers, who have apparently received the task to produce such an LCD screen.

It's a far-fetched enough timeframe, so even if Apple isn't working on this, the amount of news this rumor will get today, and the subsequent comments, will pretty much gauge the user sentiment towards a 5-incher without any surveys or focus groups.

The device might be the response to the Samsung Galaxy Note, LG Optimus Vu and so on hybrids, or, for all we know, it might be just the remote for the inevitable Apple TV set that has been rumored for a while to be released early next year. 

The rumored resolutions are 1600x960 or 1280x960. We'd bet on the latter, as it simply doubles the horizontal resolution we have on the iPhone, so no need for developers to do pixel somersaults with their existing apps.



12. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I doubt this greatly, but how great would that be? To watch all the iPhans who laughed about how ridiculous the Note gushing over how great the 5 inch iPhone is.

9. dejahu

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

I'm starting to get the itch to round up all of these tipsters who make their pay on spinning the rumor mill and pushing them off a bridge.

8. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

hmmmm if this is true then this will definitely be apples response to phones like the Galaxy Note or the "Phablets"

7. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Seriously, enough with the rumors. Haven't you guys learnt anything from the last 2 products from Apple? Whatever drastic thing you think is gonna happen, isn't going to happen. Especially with Steve Jobs gone, Apple has just lost their ability to steal ideas without being caught anymore. Everything they do now is just a weak copy or isn't up to expectations.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Awww shutup

6. Tatperson

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011


11. SleepingOz unregistered

most probably

5. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Just another rumour. I am 99% sure that this screen(if exists) won't be for an iPhone. Most probably for the TV or mini iPad. It's ridiculous size for a phone. Yesterday I saw one guy trying to talk on the so-called phone samsung note - it was a hilarios view...

4. sheepygalaxy

Posts: 68; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

Like I said before apple will only ever consider a 5" if gnote sells the predicted 10mill by the end of the year and lg sells well.I do agree with Andro I can't see teens walking around with something that big

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

All these continual random of apple screen sizes an d proper proof,what size could they possibly come up with next?! All those key apple preteens and teen demographic would have a tough time with a 5 inch screen phone in their hands if it were that.

2. KEVlN

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

5 inch iPhone? Steve jobs will come back from the dead and brutally murder apple's design team. But to be honest... that would be effin brilliant! The GNote is definitely one of the best phones I've ever had the pleasure of holding. Perfect size imo. I still can't believe PA only gave it a 7/10 (they are absolutely insane).

1. sheepygalaxy

Posts: 68; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

I smell BS.Apple won't do a 5" maybe 7" to contend with Amazon kindle fire and Sammy tab.Samsung need to sell a she's load more notes before apple even look into that market.

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