iPhone 5 with 4-Inch Display Set to Launch This Summer? [Rumour]

Update 1: John Gruber disagrees with Seth W. from 9to5Mac and says the next iPhone is not underway, and calls the claim of a bigger size ‘bullshit’.

Next generation iPhone 5 rumours already? You better believe it because 9to5Mac claims a reliable source from Foxconn has provided them with the following information:

  • 4+ inch display (made by LG on at least one of them)
  • No teardrop-shaped devices as were rumored in the lead up to the iPhone 4S. Samples so far have been symmetrical in thickness. Also longer/wider.
  • None of the sample devices have the iPhone 4/4S form factor
  • None of the devices are final versions

The source notes the next iPhone is geared for production with numerous prototypes floating around, and this was the same source that told them the 4S was coming instead of a brand new iPhone 5.

Thoughts?

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  • Matric

    Whats an iPhone?

  • Anonymous

    4+ inch display (made by LG on at least one of them)
    Not going to happen.
    No teardrop-shaped devices as were rumored in the lead up to the iPhone 4S. Agree, no teardrop. Probably similar to iPhone 4/4S, but thinner, lighter, and longer battery life
    None of the sample devices have the iPhone 4/4S form factorI think it will be similar, but with a refreshed look.

  • David Steuer

    It feels like it’s 2011 all over again!

  • http://twitter.com/ZippoS Zippo

    I’m looking to switch out my iPhone 4 for whatever comes out later this summer… here’s hoping the next iPhone is what all the rumours from last year were about – and more.
    Maybe a beefy Super OLED screen? LTE? (Not there’s going to be LTE in Newfoundland anytime soon, I’d settle for 42mbit HSPA+ support, though :D)

  • Anonymous

    Better be a bigger screen or bye bye iPhone. Android is much too tempting these days.

  • Eriksher

    i hope it has lte and have near field in it. that is all i care about.

  • aj

    fuck rumors

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    It’s like a futuristic Gameboy.

  • Kraken

    I highly doubt it’s not going to be physically bigger.  After 5 generations of the iPhone having the exact same form factor, it’s obvious Steve was against anything ‘bigger’.  If anything, it will be thinner with possibly more screen real estate, while still maintaining the same size (LxW).

  • Kraken

    Let me re-phrase that – I highly doubt it’s going to be physically bigger.

  • Kevinroach

    Rumors are stupid.

    Everyone was pissed the 4S came out and not the 5. All my friends were asking me why there was no “iPhone 5″ as “promised. I kept saying Apple didnt announce crap so why did you assume? Even the media made a big deal and Apple lost points on the stock exchange.

    Why would there be a full refresh only a year after the best selling iPhone was released? The 3GS was an exact model for Apple’s strategy.

    So for a site to “Predict” there would only be a 4S and not a 5, was simple clear thinking.

  • Ksmit

    what’s a gameboy?

  • Ryansgold1

    I disagree with your comment of being similar to the iphone4/4s as this design is tired. 2years is to long for acompany like apple to not do a complete rehaul. I’m thinking thickness and possible form factor that the ipad 2 with a limited bezel.

  • Ryansgold1

    I disagree with your comment of being similar to the iphone4/4s as this design is tired. 2years is to long for acompany like apple to not do a complete rehaul. I’m thinking thickness and possible form factor that the ipad 2 with a limited bezel.

  • Djjessejames

    Imlmfo. I love these times. Sit back and watch people literally go crazy and mental as they argue over something no body has a FUCKING clue about.
    AGAIN! Lol! Everytime we all think it’s due for new iphones rumors are created to hype and by all the posts, sites and blogs seem to work well.

    Patience with NO HOPES is how to avoid disappointment.