Rumours that the iPhone 5 will feature a larger screen have been rife for aeons. But today the chances of Apple opting to furnish its next-gen handset took a turn for the more likely after snaps and a video surfaced online purportedly showing a four-inch-plus panel for the handset.
Sourced by ETradeSupply, whose none-more-dry name we’ll concede isn’t about to get the pulse racing, the front glass panel purportedly measures 4.065-inches. That’s up from the 3.5-inch display of the iPhone 4S – and indeed every other iPhone since year dot in 2007 – and brings Apple’s blower more in line with the current generation of Android superphones.
Other than that it’s hard to discern an awful lot, except than the front-facing snapper would appear to have been moved to a more central position above the screen, which ought to make for a better Facetime experience. That might be handy given that you’ll soon finally be able to use the much-maligned video calls app over 3G once iOS 6 lands.
Expected to drop in September or October, the iPhone 5 is also expected to differ from its predecessor by trading the A5 dual-core processor for a brawnier quad-core chipset and will apparently offer 4G network support in territories where the technology is in place.