The new iPhone (aka iPhone 5 in the rumor circles), is being tossed around the rumor mill today. this time, rumor has it that the iPhone could be getting the Galaxy Note treatment. Okay, that’s a slight exhaggeration. The Galaxy Note comes in at a height of 5.7 inches, and the new iPhone rumor is suggesting that the iPhone could be a 4.6-inch Retina display.
From the Reuters publication:[quote]Apple has decided on the bigger 4.6-inch display for its next iPhone and started placing orders to its suppliers, the Maeil Business Newspaper said, quoting an unnamed industry source … The high-definition “retina” display–containing several times as many pixels within the same area– is used in the latest iPad released earlier this month. [/quote]
Reuters, not a publication that takes rumors lightly, has published a report based on an unnamed source speaking to the Maeil Business Newspaper. It’s a little bit surprising, and it’s starting to look like Reuters may be getting in on the cash cow that is iPhone rumors. Also, the Maeil Business Newspaper is a Korean based newspaper, so there could be some connection to Samsung factories in the region. That being said, there’s no mention on the Maeil Business Newspaper website of this story at all, so it appears Reuters got the news from an actual printed paper, conveniently.
Rumors of a larger screen iPhone have been around since before the iPhone 4S release last October. It didn’t happen then, and we’re not completely sold that it’ll happen this time around. Personally I think the 3.5-inch screen of the current iPhone is pretty perfect, but I have girly hands, so you sausage finger dudes may disagree with me.