iPhone 5 4-inch Display Rumors Backed-up By Reuters


17.05.2012

iPhone 5 4-inch Display Rumors Backed-up By Reuters

Previous speculations have indicated that Apple’s iPhone 5 will sport a 4-inch display and yesterday we brought you some new ones saying that the next generation of iOS smartphones will have a 4+ inch panel.

Today, one of the most reliable news agency in the world, Reuters, reports, quoting sources close to the matter, that the US-based company is working on an iPhone that sports 4-inch display.

As you probably know, the previous generations of iPhone had a 3.5-inch display, but now the Cupertion giant plans to increase the size of the iPhone 5 screen, in an attempt to compete against its main rival, Samsung. On May 3rd, the South Korean company have unveiled the new flagship of the Galaxy line-up, Samsung Galaxy S3, a smartphone that comes with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels.

Reuters’ sources reported that Apple have already placed orders for the 4-inch iPhone 5 display. It seems that the panel of the next-gen iPhone will be manufactured by three suppliers: LG Display, Sharp and Japan Display (a conglomerate consisting of the display divisions of Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi and founded by the Japanese government).

The production of iPhone 5′s 4-inch panel could begin in June, and most likely the displays will be shipped to Foxconn factory, where the production of the next iOS smartphone would begin as of August.

Since the smartphone owners are using their devices to perform tasks that require more viewing area, like watching videos and web browsing, most of the phone makers have decided to place bigger displays inside their handhelds.

iPhone 4S’ itsy-bitsy 3.5-inch screen looks microwave’s display when compared to Galaxy Nexus 4.65-inch, One X’s 4.7-inch, or Galaxy S3′s 4.8-inch panels, not to mention Galaxy Note’s titanic 5.3-inch unit. Apple must now align to this trend and create an iPhone with a bigger display. A display bigger than 4-inch might cause unrest among the Apple fanboys, thus the 4-inch solutions remains the most reliable one for the Cupertino-based company.

The technical specifications of the highly-awaited Samsung flagship are forcing Apple to create a smartphone capable to withstand the heavy pressure coming from the South Korean rival. Samsung have placed a quad-core Exynos chipset inside the Galaxy S3 and the specialists are saying that is the most powerful mobile processor ever created. Therefore, the Americans must develop a CPU capable to fight against Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad.

Some other rumors said that the iPhone 5 will feature a liquid metal unibody case, but no concrete evidence was provided to support this theory.

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