Digitimes: iPhone 5 to Have 4-Inch Screen and A5 Processor

Digitimes is reporting that the next iPhone will sport a 4 inch screen, and an A5 processor. The rationale for a larger screen is to combat the larger displays of rival Android smartphones.

The component suppliers noted that the production lines for Apple’s next generation iPhone have begun testing, and Apple is interesting 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.

Another report says Apple is reportedly outsourcing the production of its current A4 and next generation A5 chip to TSMC:

According to Digitimes Research, the iPad 2 will support an enhanced version of the A4 and the A5 will power the iPhone 5. TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) will initially produce the improved A4, and could likely become the exclusive manufacturer of the A5.

It’s been a busy day full of rumours, and here are two more interesting ones. I can see A5 being in the next iPhone, but a larger screen for iPhone 5? It’s possible, but the issue is having 300,000+ apps modified to support another iPhone model. It doesn’t make sense, as developers have already had to deal with the iPad and the Mac App Store.

What do you think? Do you find your current iPhone screen too small, or is it just the right size?

[Digitimes, 2]

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