Rumours that Apple’s next-generation iPhone may sport a larger display have been given a fresh veneer of veracity by a leaked front panel for an as-yet unreleased iOS device.
A snap of the part, purportedly belonging to an upcoming iPod touch refresh, has been uncovered by Macrumors courtesy of an unnamed supplier. It reveals space for a 4.1-inch display, which suggests Apple might be considering a considerably bigger screen for the iPhone 5, too, as it would surely want to keep the sizes consistent between both devices to avoid fragmentation.
Recently it was claimed that the iPhone 5 will feature a 3.9-inch display with the same width but increased height to accommodate a near widescreen resolution. Although that falls a tad short of this latest leak, all signs so far point to a panel in the region of four inches.
Apple is likely to launch the iPhone 5 in September or October as it moves away from its traditional summer cycle for annual product refreshes.
Little else is known about the device, but if rumours are to believed, it will be of a LiquidMetal construction rather than Gorilla Glass and offer 4G internet for markets that support it.
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