iPhone 5 Part Apparently Surfaces in China, Points to Larger Screen

The iPhone 5 is about 3, 3 1/2 months away if the annual refresh cycle runs true to form, and rumors are beginning to ramp up, just as production will in a few months. The latest appears to have shown up on a Chinese site that resells iPhone parts, as of Feb. 24.

The purported part shows what looks to be the iPhone 5's digitizer panel. From the appearance of the part, it looks like Apple is reducing the size of the bezel in such a way that the screen would extend nearly to the edge of the iPhone 5. Assuming this is a real part, this could lend credence to earlier rumors that Apple was moving the iPhone 5 to a larger, 4-inch screen. However, there's no way of knowing if the part is real, or what the actual screen size would be.

The iPhone 4 comes with a 3.5-inch screen, which has become somewhat undersized in comparison to the 3.7-, 4.0-, 4.3- and even 4.5-inch screens of current Android phones. Of course, most people are perfectly OK with the current-sized iPhone displays.

That said, the trend is for larger screen sizes, as they make it easier for a larger audience to read. Apple would, of course, want to maintain the iPhone's "retina display" resolution, and thus would have to increase the number of pixels on the new iPhone.
Via:  9 to 5 Mac
Tags:  Apple, iPhone, China
coolice 3 years ago

less awesomeness packed in a larger phone now... i guess the iphone mini rumours are going to be true then, if this rumour turns out to be true.... the regular iphone4 is going to become the iphone nano?

inspector 3 years ago

LOL coolice, i think they will be the same size. only the screen area will be bigger on the 5 (supposedly).

Super Dave 3 years ago

[quote user="News"]The purported part shows what looks to be the iPhone 5's digitizer panel.[/quote]

If this thing slipped out of the Foxconn plant we may soon have another 'jumper'!Surprise

rapid1 3 years ago

I think it would be smart of Apple to move it to 4", the 4.3" screens at least to me are pushing it, but still ok. Of course that is what I personally think, others of course will differ in that feeling. I would not want anything over 4.3 as it starts defeating the purpose of the component to me which is to also be a phone.

DeltaSquad49 3 years ago

The bigger the better, as long as its not a 360 power brick in my pocket. I think I'm waiting for the Droid Bionic to come out!

jonation 3 years ago

better have that new battery tech they've been investing in.

Bmgentile 3 years ago

A little confused though.. the picture shows that there is a button on the bottom. Supposedly the new iPad and iPhone will be buttonless and instead use a hand gesture to signify the user wants to exit an application (as opposed to pushing the home button). Just something to think about..

rapid1 3 years ago

Yeah; Bmgentile I noticed that, and had heard the same thing (no home button) as well. This is probably not even for an iPhone, maybe it is an iPad, maybe it is an Android beats, or even a Win7 device. I am am sure all the factories especially the ones who make something as basic as this slab of gorilla glass make them for many companies.

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