Normally Apple is very slow at making changes to their iPhone design and this has been seen with the last two iPhone updates, which were named 4/4S. Looking forward to the iPhone 5 release, real name currently unknown, it is hoped the design will be a complete refresh although how far should Apple push the changes and could they have a negative impact with potential buyers?
We’ve seen Apple deliver incremental changes with the last few iPhone upgrades, and the changes were so slight with the iPhone 4S that it received a lot of complaints from those that had been waiting for a true iPhone 5. The phone went on to sell like hot cakes, although thousands of users are hoping the 6th generation iPhone due in 2012 will be the one to bring major new features.
One of the most concrete reports about iPhone 5 change to date — this article is pointing to some massive changes for the iPhone, which are certainly not like the incremental changes we’ve gotten used to from Apple. The latest rumors are pointing to a 4.08-inch screen, which is much longer at 90.3mm and around the same width at 50.9mm. This will create a phone that is taller but not wider, and as a result will mean apps will not be backwards compatible (that is certainly not how Apple normally make changes to an iPhone).
Are you happy with a taller iPhone 5 at 320 PPI and with a 16:9 ratio? Some people feel a 4-inch screen is yesterday, and phones should be both taller and wider than this in 2012. Take a look at the full report and let us know if you’re happy with these rumored changes.
Personally we’ve owned 5 generations of iPhone and this refresh is welcomed, which will deliver a bigger display but not so big it’s hard to fit in pockets. The problem with massive phone screens is they get too close to the tablet display sizes, and we hope this never happens with an iPhone.