Now that the new iPad is here, the next big iDevice will presumably be the iPhone 5. Er, unless an iPad mini drops in the meantime.
In any case, Reuters is relaying news from the Maeil Business Newspaper suggesting that Apple is contemplating a 4.6in Retina display for the next iPhone. Wowsers.
All iPhones to date – that’s the iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S – have had 3.5in displays. A move to 4.6in would mark a hefty jump of 1.1in.
The report is a bit vague, and fails to mention, for example, if Apple would still offer a 3.5in iPhone 5. We suspect that’d be the case, as – if the ludicrous iPhone sales figures tell us anything – many people are perfectly happy with the current size.
There’s certainly a trend for flagships to have monstrous displays these days. Mobile World Congress saw a host of large devices introduced, including the 4.7in HTC One X, 4.7in LG Optimus 4X HD and 4.5in Huawei Ascend D1 Quad.
What do you think, Mobotniks? Would you be interested in a 4.6in iPhone 5? I used to think 3.5in was perfect, but after making the move to the 4.3in HTC Desire HD, I don’t think I could go smaller. Bring on the bigness.