Rumour Mill: iPhone 5 to features smaller than 4-inch display?

By on

More rumours are coming from the mill about the iPhone 5. The latest one: that the new device may feature a display that could be less than 4-inch display and a redesigned chassis.

According to DigiTimes, the site claims that the body of the iPhone 5 will become metal rather than reinforced glass, and would adopt a 3.5-inch to 3.7-inch display. The body has been designed with a bezel to make it appear thinner and screen bigger.

I’m assuming Apple has screen envy.

The site said:

The sources pointed out that the upcoming iPhone will not have many differences compared to iPhone 4 in terms of components and the panel will still be less than 4-inch.

The sources added that the iPhone 5 will adopt a 3.5- to 3.7-inch panel with a design to allow the bezel of the panel to become thinner and make the screen look larger.

This contradicts rumours that the screen could be 4 to 4.2-inches. The same rumour also points to an 8-megapixel camera with full HD video recording and will feature the A5 dual-core processor.

It appears that an iPhone 5 will likely come out now. Optus and Vodafone have now reduced the price of the iPhone 3GS – now available on a $29 cap without any payment upfront. So, this price cut would seemly suggest that Apple will be axing it soon.

Thanks for coming onboard!
We're excited to have you.

This form is currently undergoing maintenance. Please try again later.