Apple planned a major update of the iPhone this year before pulling the device with months to spare in favour of the iterative upgrade that is the iPhone 4S, an insider claims.
A source familiar with matters told Business Insider the handset was substantially redesigned and featured a much larger four-inch screen, in keeping with a number of leaks from Apple’s supply chain.
However, the plan to boost the phone’s display real estate was purportedly scrapped when Steve Jobs raised concerns that it could result in fragmentation of Apple’s iOS platform.
Other changes that were supposedly in store for iFans included a capacitive home button, an aluminium back a la iPad 2 and a flatter design, the site’s loose-lipped tech deep throat claims.
The smartie was also set to be home to a ten-megapixel camera, it's claimed, contrary to persistent rumours that the Cupertino-based tech giant would opt for an eight-megapixel lens for its fifth-gen phone.
Fresh leaks about all matters iPhone come as Apple is continuing to battle to fix battery life problems that are affecting the 4S, after an initial solution pushed out as an iOS software bump failed to address the matter for some users.
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