New iPhone rumored to come redesigned, feature a 4-inch screen

New iPhone rumored to come redesigned, feature a 4-inch screen
Apple is planning to launch a completely redesigned iPhone in the third quarter of the year with a 4-inch display and sleek unibody case, according to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White.

“The buzz around the new iPhone 5 is growing in Asia and speculation around the timing of the launch has begun,” White said in a note to investors.


The analyst expects the new iPhone to land in stores in either August or September with LTE connectivity. Earlier, we’ve heard Asian publications report that a Foxconn HR hinted at an official launch in October. Preliminary production of components for the net iPhone is said to start in June.

We saw a big chunk of last year’s rumors about the iPhone go into the garbage bin, so we’d take this with an extra grain of salt. Just in case.

source: BGR

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107 Comments

104. guamzson

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

After last years dissappointment with the iphone 4s i tend to not believe too much of the rumors but this one does seem legit. But lets just say we do get an iphone with atleast a 4" inch display, lte, nfc, and thinner... after that what else is there to ask in the next iphone? Ive owned every iphone except the first gen, which i admit im happy that i didnt no camera and app store wow... but i recently went away from iphones to a droid razr maxx... i have to say now i know what i was missing... but in the end we can battle back and forth on which os is best or what android does better or vice vers... its all about how the user is comfortable with the device... Lets just hope the Iphone 5 isnt a let down... which historys trend of how apple does things with the iphones probably suggests it wont

100. WiseGuy

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

I am really quite stunned at the conversation going on here (especially some people's grammar issues). I am only fourteen... and... yet... I think this argument is completely ridiculous. I mean, come on! Apple and Android: What you like is what you like and what you want is what you want! If you prefer android, then you enjoy android. If you prefer IOS, then you enjoy IOS! You have the right to your own opinion but why do people have to dis each other just because they think their opinion is more important or maybe they believe they have more knowledge on the subject. -Completely childish argument. "My phone is better than yours" -I hate these responses! DO'NT COMMENT IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING GOOD TO SAY! Some people just try to get a "rise" out of others. One more thing- talking about some one's back round in life or history online is completely unfair. Not cool eg. "You rob banks lol... home girl... lol" I hope lots of you agree... and by the way... this took a while to write xD After all... it IS just an opinion :)

98. denmcdon

Posts: 91; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

96. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The "smaller iPad" that was circulating in rumor mill for the past couple of months allegedly utilizing 7" screen is in fact the new generation of iPhone that serves as a tablet without conventional, fundamental phone characteristic: holding phone on your ears. Instead it uses hands-free technologies and video calls, and it's controlled through Siri besides classic touch gestures. The new 7" iPhone utilizes double the resolution of previous one, 1920x1280 to be exact, and keeps its Retina status with 329 ppi. It's extremely thin and suprisingly pocketable. Just my imagination of what Apple could do...

93. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

didnt steve jobs and apple loyalist say 3.5'' was the ''perfect'' size

83. TROLL.IS.AHA

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Awaiting iphone 5

82. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

what an inno-waitforit-vation

72. eyephone

Posts: 69; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

The new eyepan 4ss or 4gs

70. eyephone

Posts: 69; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

So many loads a apple haters Less android haters In every forum

58. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow on every Apple rumor.. here are the haters with their usually nonsense.. and retard comments... no new repertoire same haters with their same lame comments... some are even bitter and some hate Appel even on their avaters feel for them as they are not happy people... that they need to vent in a public forum..

67. eyephone

Posts: 69; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Apple vs android

79. denmcdon

Posts: 91; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

bend over

88. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

dont need a rumor to know it'll be outdated in specs or garbage. when has apple released a GOOD phone (aside from the 3g)???

89. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

if you only care about specs... then the door is wide open for you to leave as Apple is not about latest specs... and let the people that we dont care about specs.. talk about it...

103. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...Apple is not about latest specs..." Then about what? Brand?

49. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Boring. People fall into this stupid iPhone rumor trap every year.

48. kingpet13

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Yay apple MIGHT finally get some features that android has had for ages. LTE is amazing, its not like android has had it for at least a year. A four inch screen, what other company could think of that? And dual core proccessor, obviously revolutionary, the next step up from the quad cores coming out right now. All you iFans like if you agree!

47. lamaboy

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

The iPhone 5 will be just like the 4 & 4S. It will get brought up to current market specs but I doubt it will be ground breaking.

42. dhruba

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The New iPhone :D

36. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

"The New iPhone" "iPhone 4G" but again those rumors are hard to believe, 4"+ LTE + New Dual Core Will be hard.... just saying

44. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

HAHAHAHA thats too easy for android. Last years innovation.

35. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

Curious to know how much of a POS the new Iphone will be. Guessing it will be less crappy than the 4s (which isnt hard to do), with outdated specs before its launch. I'll have to guess that the "Droid Fighter" will have similar if not better specs than the "New Iphone" and it's suppose to be released in 2 days vs 6 months. the religion lives on.....

30. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Revolutionary blah blah resolutionary blah blah game-changer blah blah. My Galaxy Note s**ts all over current iPhone and will stomp whatever contraption they will come up with next.

28. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

i have a feeling their going to call it " new iphone "

29. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

To be even more "unpredictable", they're gonna be calling it the "Brand new iPhone"

26. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

*yaoming.jpg* B**** Please, how new and sleek can it possibly be? You wanna know how the iPhone 5 will look? Download an iPad picture and shrink it down to the size of an iPhone, because that is the most likely design, an aluminium back unibody. Even the past renders of the iPhone 5 just look like shrunken iPads.

24. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Craapple season has come early this year.

23. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I personally think the iPhone is the Apple's dead end in terms of standards they need to break in order to compete with other manufacturers. Apple's strategy is smarter than that. They know they can't compete in specifications that others already have for couple of years. They are never competitors. They are game-changers. So i think there won't be a "new" iPhone. There will be something entirely new to us. Possibly a phoneblet with gargantuous 5"+ display like Galaxy Note. iPhone is actually just one temporary station in complete transformation of the technological world to a "post-PC era" that is the main Apple's project. They used a smartphone ticket to turn the PC paradigm to handheld and create their own ecosystem. Now, iPhone is obsolete in every terms, and iPad is the main gamer in this - if there wasn't iPhone, there wouldn't be an iPad. Now, iPad is sole among the competition, the very synonym for tablet. That's the Apple's future - where nobody can touch them. Investing in Siri also indicates this possibility. It's possible that Apple doesn't want "phone" anymore, but handheld tablet with video comunication and voice control. Also, the rumors of 7" iPadalso indicates that - maybe it's something that should replace iPhone! In order for iPhone to be truly competitive and untouchable, it must be revolutionary in some way. Even so evolutionary that it wouldn't be called iPhone anymore. If they stick to chasing othern in terms of bumping-up specs they will loose and become only a runner-up that comes too late to the party. They could loose their "cool" and they know it. On the other hand, if they stick to the same once more time, they are doomed too. I don't think the World has another dose of patience for them...

46. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Folks I think are tired of "mobile" phones having to ALWAYS be plugged in because the screen and/or LTE and/or CPU is draining the battery dry in hours. If Apple can bring out a more power efficient screen, CPU, LTE chipset ... in their next phone ... I would buy it. I love my wife's T-Bolt with LTE. Ultra-Mega fast. I ALWAYS see the thing plugged in though.

13. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I hope Apple also upgrades the UI, d truth is, its now boring. Im not speaking for other iOS users here, just me and my opinion.

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