by Joe White
February 15, 2011
According to a recent report, Apple's fifth generation iPhone - the "iPhone 5" - could feature a four inch screen. This would allow Apple's iPhone to compete with Android handsets in the four to seven inch smart phone market. The news comes from Digitimes, who stated:
Apple reportedly will change the screen size of iPhone to 4-inch [sic] for its fifth generation iPhone to compete with the Google Android platform in the 4- to 7-inch smartphone market, according to upstream component suppliers. The component suppliers noted that the production lines for Apple’s next generation iPhone have begun testing, and Apple is interesting [sic] in expanding the screen size to 4-inches to support the tablet PC market as the vendor only has a 9.7-inch iPad in the market.If the iPhone's screen size is increased, we're hoping its resolution will still be "Retina" quality. Currently, the iPhone 4 boasts a 3.5 inch display, with a resolution of 960 by 640. The report comes following recent claims that Apple is working on an "iPhone nano," which will feature a smaller screen, and will launch this summer. However, it is important to remember that both stories are rumors, who knows if Apple will decide to release two different sized iPhones this summer? Digitimes' track record has been both praised and criticized in the past, so don't go expecting a four inch iPhone 5 come June. Personally, I can't really see Apple releasing a four inch iPhone, or an iPhone nano this year. What do you think?