The latest rumours suggest the next iPhone – whether it’s the iPhone 5 just plain old “iPhone” – will have a 4.6in Retina Display. But is this just more old air?
Citing un-named industry sources, Korean newspaper Maeil Business Newspaper writes that the iPhone 5 will have a giant 4.6in screen, and although the usual screen supplier suspects LG and Samsung declined to comment. The current iPhone 4S has a 3.5in screen, the same size used since the beginning of the series back in 2007. Is it time for a change?
Other manufacturers have gradually been upsizing their phones’ screens over the past two years. Now it’s not uncommon to see handsets with screens of 4.65in, like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – or even larger like the phone-ish Samsung Galaxy Note. However, these phones are simply too large for those with diddy hands, and such a large screen could compromise the accessibility of the immensely popular phone range.
An iPhone. Definitely not the iPhone 5
Also, in order to keep the Retina Display tag, the phone would have to stay somewhere around the 326dpi of the iPhone 4S. And that would involve a lot of pixels – around 800 x 1,200, or 50 percent more than the 4S. Can Apple do it? Probably, looking at the new iPad. Do we want them to? We’re not so sure.
However, this news is completely unconfirmed, and comes from an un-named, unverified source. Fingers crossed Apple won’t trot out something quite so massive. Have a perfect size in mind for the iPhone 5? Drop us a comment below.