It’s not the first time we’ve heard such rumours, but when The Wall Street Journal sticks its big respectable beak in, people tend to listen. No offense, Digitimes.
WSJ is pouring a can of lighter fuel on the rumour fire suggesting the iPhone 5 will have a larger display. Interessante.
The whispers come courtesy of “people familiar with the matter”, who reckon the iPhone 5 display will leap to 4 inches diagonally. That’s a good half inch over the current iPhone 4S.
Indeed, every iPhone, from the humble 2G to the house of Siri, has rocked a 3.5in display.
However, times are a-changing, and Apple’s rivals are adopting ever-increasing displays.
In early 2011, manufacturers were very much focused around the 4 and 4.3in mark (Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation, Motorola Atrix, etc), but the latest flagships from HTC, LG and Samsung weigh in closer to 5in.
Other iPhone 5 rumours doing the rounds suggest the iPhone 5 might retain the current width, and simply stretch up the way, changing the aspect ratio in the process.
Well, your Head Apple Fanboy (ahem) is certainly open to the iPhone 5, but I ain’t going near it if it’s 3.5in. Size matters, Apple. Make it a big one.