iPhone 5: suspected blueprint appears online, reveals larger screen
As Apple iPhone 5 rumours continue to fly in, a blueprint said to be that of the iPhone 5 has appeared online hinting at some of the design changes we can expect to see on Apple’s newest iPhone. If authentic, the iPhone 5 will feature a larger screen, and a few more aesthetic and functional tweaks to improve on the existing design.
One of the more regular rumours is that the iPhone 5 will have a larger 4-inch screen, adding an extra half inch to the current size. The blueprints would appear to support such claims, with measurements going just over 4-inches.
The most current iPhones have a 3.5-inch display. Apple has in the past suggested its size is a perfect combination of portability, while offering enough room to enjoy watching movies and playing games.
However, as streaming video content such as movies and TV shows to multiple devices becomes more popular, the iPhone is in danger of being left behind in the entertainment stakes by phones with larger screens, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, which has a 4.8-inch screen. Previous reports from the Wall Street Journal have also indicated that Apple is fixed on the idea of a 4-inch screen.
The suspected iPhone 5 blueprints are also said to suggest redesigned speaker grills, earphone jack and FaceTime camera. Whether the above turns out to be true or not, it’s likely we’ll see any design changes to the next iPhone, as Apple looks to react to the increasing popularity of Android smartphones, and the threat of Windows Phone.
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