Next iPhone to Have 4 Inch Screen in a 8mm Longer Metal Casing [Rumour]

4 Inch iPhone Mock Up

We have some fresh iPhone, iPad, and MacBook rumours coming from iLounge. They report their ‘most reliable source’ has provided them with the following information:

(1) The third-generation iPad will become modestly thicker (0.7mm) in order to accommodate the twin light bar system needed for its higher-resolution display. It’s currently on track for a March timeframe release, and according to our source could be publicly shown as early as January, depending on conditions.

(2) Our source says that the next-generation iPhone will not look like the teardrop-shaped version that was widely rumored for release in 2011. We’ve been told that the device will have a 4-inch display and will be 8mm longer than before, with a metal casing (probably aluminum). It is on track to be introduced in summer of 2012, and is still in the engineering phase, not early production. We suspect that poor battery life doomed the prior prototype version, and that this one is being built with LTE-ready battery drain in mind.

(3) Barring some huge and unexpected issue, 2012 will be the year when the MacBook Pro line gets its new design. Think thinner.

Rumours ran rampant leading up to the release of the iPhone 4S, as many had hoped to believe the 4 inch screen iPhone rumours. Logic would explain Apple would introduce a new iPhone next year, but as for an all-metal unibody design that would be downright sexy.

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  • Anonymous

    Let the rumors keep on coming!

  • That’s what she said!

  • Anonymous

    *high five*

  • Cordy Matt

    An all metal Unibody iPhone would likely have terrible reception. I for one doubt that rumour very much….

  • I have learned never to trust rumors again, lol. Unless it’s what I want to hear?.. Oh boy.

  • K3

    So what should a guy do with a 3gs in need of a new LCD- repair and wait 7 months or take an upgrade now
    to the 4S? 

  • Canuckdaneh

    If I were you, I’d pay to get the 3gs screen repaired and wait it out for the new phone next year.  You’ll be  a happy camper next summer with your new phone.

  • K3

    Was kind of thinking along that line but $175 for repair caused a few chest pains, maybe Apple Canada will feel for the situation and pick a bar up here this time for the i5! 😉 

  • Anonymous

    Buy the 4S outright unlocked and sell it right before the next one comes out

  • Kraken

    All these rumors never turn out to be true.

  • Kraken

    You can get it repaired a LOT cheaper on Craigs.  Repair, sell it off on Craigs, and buy a used 4/4S on Craigs.  When 5 is released next summer, sell off the 4/4S and continue the cycle of buying and selling.

  • Djjessejames

    Really rumor time again? I just want my 4s to be broken out of iOS jail. Someone needs to send me an apple pie with a ‘file’ in it.