iPhone 5 New Feature: Larger 4-inch display on the way?

The next-generation iPhone, or iPhone 5 is the focus of a lot of attention now as we all wonder what’s in store when the latest Apple device hits the stores in summer. We’ve been publishing news and speculation about it when we hear it as we know our readers like to keep informed with all the latest snippets.

Among our recent iPhone stories were the ongoing saga of a white iPhone, the possibility of a new mini iPhone or iPhone nano as many are calling it also coming out this year, and rumors of the notification system being changed for the upcoming iPhone. Now we’ve just heard another teaser that may please a lot of people if indeed it turns out to be accurate.

This comes from Thomas Ricker over on Engadget, sourced from DigiTimes and the report says that a new larger display may be coming to the iPhone 5. The rumored 4-inch display would be a welcome addition to many, along with other new rumored features such as NFC (near-field communication), a new Qualcomm chip, and a redesign. Although Apple is well respected and admired for flagship devices, with so many great new Androids on the way, many of which have a larger display such as the LG Optimus 3D, the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the HTC Thunderbolt, a lot of people feel it would be a smart move for Apple to come out with a few new highlights for the next iPhone.

Digitimes quote their source for this bigger display as being “upstream component suppliers” and the trend is definitely veering towards larger screens so fingers crossed. We recently reported how Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, is still very much in control of developments for the iPhone 5 and iPad 2 despite being on medical leave, so that’s more good news for Apple fans.

Kyle Thibaut over on Crunch Gear also notes the rumors of a larger screen size and points out the negatives would be decreased battery life and of course, a bigger device to carry. However the positives, being able to view webpages more clearly for example, are clear. We imagine the benefits of a larger screen far outweigh the drawbacks but what do you think? Do you want a larger display? Let us know with your comments please.

  • James

    It NEEDS a bigger screen