Apple to bump the iPhone 5S' screen to 4.3-inches?

Apple to bump the iPhone 5S' screen to 4.3-inches?
Earlier today, citing the Commercial Times, Bloomberg reported that Apple's upcoming iPhone 5S may be delayed because of a design change, and this one is pretty major – the screen on the upcoming flagship has, purportedly, been upped to a 4.3-incher.

According to undisclosed sources from the semiconductor industry, the release date was originally set for somewhere between September and October. Whether this, and several other delays will cause Apple to miss that mark is to be seen. No statement has, as of yet, been given by neither Apple nor its supplier partners.

As always, the nature of such rumors requires a salty approach. That being said, a bump in the screen department has definitely been among some of the more requested upgrades for the upcoming flagship. Who knows, perhaps Apple has finally budged under customer pressure?

Regardless, we're very much intrigued by this (possible) turn of events, and we know you are, too. So make sure you lay it out in the comment section below!

via: Bloomberg

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109 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

That's my absolute perfect screen size. But it's not happening.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Never know Bucky, who saw the bump up to 4.0 coming? I was fully expecting 3.5 again.

22. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

I definitely saw the bump to 4 inch.

29. HASHTAG unregistered

Okay, darkkjedii. That's just an asinine comment. You must think really low of Apple to not see the 4-inch coming.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I meant at the time they did it, I wasn't expecting it.

42. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I absolutely saw it coming. I predicted back in 2011 that they could increase the iPhone screen from 3.5" to 3.95" without changing the pixel density, just by increasing the screen height. Which is exactly what they did.

34. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I can't see them changing another screen size up in 1 year unfortunately. If they just bumped it to 4.3 last year it would have been much better for the long term. I'm ok with 4 but I 4.3 would make it perfect

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Would be nice, but is cool too. It's the software I'm more concerned with.

44. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

I don't see it either, mainly because of the impact it will have on the apps. How many still have black borders to them right now?

47. willard12 unregistered

Years ago, Steve Jobs said 3.5 was perfect. They should just go 4.5 and stop.

56. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Dude... you called it DK!!! Now I'm really looking forward to this phone!

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me too, especially after finding out about all the gestures in iOS 7 iPad and iPhone betas. To me it speaks of a larger screen

68. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Absolutely... The one and only thing holding me back from getting a new iPhone was the screen size. if this rumor pans out it will really give Apple the boost they need. I've had the pleasure of using iOS 7 and its absolutely beautiful! My only complaint is that it is very sluggish. I am assuming that this will be resoolved once it is released into production

71. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The sluggishness is basically from being in beta. The kinks will be worked out by launch day. Get ready for an all around great device, even better than the awesome ip5

76. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Don't be so sure. The sluggishness could be the result of true multitasking. IPhones, other than GPU, hang at the lower end of specs. Less memory, slower clocked CPU, etc... Multitasking benefits from these things. It may be that iOS 7 will never run smoothly on the iPhone 5 and below.

81. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Optimization should solve it..maybe

27. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Quite true on the 'But it's not happening' part. A screen size change is a major design change, which doesn't grace the S editions. The fingerprint scanner is as adventurous as Apple is going to be on the 5S.

39. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Quite iNsightful, as usual, and points are well taken. The reAliTy is, the only way the iPhone 5S is getting a bigger screen is if Apple comes out with a special adapter to connect the 5S to the iPad MiNi. Or, they could always use that ThunderDud Cable to connect it to their HDTV (if they have one)!!

28. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

They would prefer to die rather than bumping the screen size ;-)

30. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Absolute hoax S-editions aren't supposed to have significant design changes. Well so that's not really happening.

86. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Welcome to my 2010 4.3" Droid X!

54. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Using the S4 and Note2 and Htc One, and then going back to iP5 looks so small and uneasy. Scrolling is a knightmare. It takes 5 swipes on iPhone to browse down, where in S4 it takes 2swipes to reach the end. ®

62. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Those iDud users can only dream. Most of them have vehemently bashed anything over 4 inches, even most of writers here on PhoneArena; claiming anything over 4 inches is too big, cumbersome, weighs down their pockets and they just don't need anything that big. But, WAIT, the minute Apple announces that they are going to increase the screen size to 4.3 inches with iPhone 9, they will all marvel at how innovative Apple is. Meanwhile, by then, my Galaxy Note 4 will be up to 8 inches and the Galaxy S6 up to 6.5 inches, respectively!!

70. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Do you ever say anything of value or are you generally always butthurt when an article is talking about ios? How old are you when you get so consistently offended by the iPhone? Honestly curious.

72. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll answer for him Bucky. Anything of value: NO BUTTHURT about iOS: YES

77. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I'm sorry if iCause your butt to hurt, I realize your only used to 4 inches. I'll try to be more gentil next time.

75. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No Papinyc is not butthurt™ He is speaking of truth! Ios is for dummies Android for smart techy geeks Android is the best and thst's all we will need©

91. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Android for arrogant elitists Android is only OS for the techie 1% Only average people buy iOS Average people should be banned from Androids Android über alles!™

80. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bucky, notice instead of an intelligent answer to your question, he and that simpleton Troll chose more stupidity. I'd say your questions been answered bro.

89. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

My response was not to him, it was to you. I hope you're not one of those bus drivers who types and talks on his cell phone while driving, thereby, putting in danger the lives of so many innocent people including your own flock.

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