iPhone 5 rumours: larger display, A5X processor, Q3 launch

iPhone 5 rumours: larger display, A5X processor, Q3 launchThe new iPad is well and truly here, so the iRumour mill is now squarely focused on the next iPhone – presumably called the iPhone 5.

We’ve not one but two iPhone 5 rumours for you today. Firstly, it’s said to have a larger display, while a second rumour suggests a variant of the new iPad’s A5X processor.

The larger display stuff comes courtesy of Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, who - as reported by Business Insider - recently spent a bit of time noseying around tech suppliers in China and Taiwan.

White says: “In our view, this will be the most significant iPhone upgrade with a four-inch screen and a new, sleek look that we believe will require a Unibody case.

“Our sense is that some suppliers will begin production of certain components during the month of June, however, this does not necessarily mean the iPhone 5 will launch in June or even July.

“In our view, a August/September launch may make more sense given the iPhone 4S was just launched in October 2011.”

Meanwhile, 9to5mac’s sources say Apple is internally testing an A5X-based prototype, with 1GB RAM. Apple supposedly refers to the prototype as the N96, though we seriously doubt that name will make it to market.

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13 comments

Treab  Apr. 10, 2012 at 12:15

£5 says it will be called.

Iphone.

Pondlife  Apr. 10, 2012 at 12:23

Doesn't make much sense, barely larger and yet would need another resolution screen unless they stretch their retina display definition.
Just not sure they want another resolution be interesting to see if they do go down this path.

Besides rumour mill isn't quite squarely on new iphone, split slightly with rumours on possible 7" ipad.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 10, 2012 at 16:51

Increase of the diagonal from 3.5in to 4in results in an area increase of quite a bit more than "barely larger"!
4in Samsung Galaxy S vs 3.5in iPhone
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq169/ITechDiary/iphone4_vs_galaxy_s_1.jpg

Pondlife  Apr. 10, 2012 at 17:00

Sure looks barely larger, definitely close than previous out of scale pic.
Would need higher res for their "retina"

Could push it to the previous res of the ipad though I guess.

jmarcelino  Apr. 10, 2012 at 17:09

The Galaxy S's screen has a 1.67:1 aspect ratio compared to the iPhone's 1.5:1, so an iPhone screen can be a little wider and not as tall as the Galaxy S while still being 4".

jaybear88  Apr. 10, 2012 at 17:38

But how will the users ever reach the entire screen if the size increases?!?! :P Sorry, little bit of trolling but if Apple increases the screen size after all the harping their fanboys have done over the past few years.... well, it will be hilarious.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 10, 2012 at 17:45

But how will the users ever reach the entire screen if the size increases?!?! :P Sorry, little bit of trolling but if Apple increases the screen size after all the harping their fanboys have done over the past few years.... well, it will be hilarious.
True, but I find 4in is still nicely usable with one hand - both the Xperia Play I used and the Galaxy S were just fine. 4.3+ is a tipping point; although, obviously the size of the bezel and the device thickness play a role, too. Htc One S feels nothing like the Desire HD, while both have a 4.3in screen.

jmarcelino  Apr. 10, 2012 at 19:20

But how will the users ever reach the entire screen if the size increases?!?! :P

An obvious geometrical solution would be to curve the screen.

Pondlife  Apr. 10, 2012 at 19:30

Or make the home button smaller.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 10, 2012 at 20:53

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Analyst-Says-the-Next-iPhone-Is-Gorgeous-2.jpg

jaybear88  Apr. 11, 2012 at 09:43

http://cdn.idg.com.au/mim/prodid/10835/vid/0/angleid/8/resid/18

Design is way too close to the Note

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 11, 2012 at 10:11

http://cdn.idg.com.au/mim/prodid/10835/vid/0/angleid/8/resid/18

Design is way too close to the Note


hahahahaha :p

jaybear88  Apr. 11, 2012 at 10:32

Or the galaxy range looks like the iPhone, either way ;)

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