iPhone 5 to Have Larger Display, Steve Jobs Worked Closely on Design Before Death

May 18, 2012 - 7 Comments

New iPhone mockup with larger display

A new report from Bloomberg appears to confirm rumors that the next iPhone will have a larger display. Although Bloomberg doesn’t mention a specific screen size, the earlier reports from Wall Street Journal and Reuters claim it will measure 4″ diagonally.

According to Bloomberg, the late Steve Jobs worked closely on the redesigned iPhone project before his death last year, reiterating rumors that surfaced last October that the so-called iPhone 5 was his last big project.

The report goes on to speculate the next iPhone will also include 4G LTE internet access, a longstanding rumor that gained significant strength after Apple released the 4G LTE equipped 3rd generation iPad.

No release date is known for the next iPhone, though most assumptions point to a release on the same Fall schedule set last year by the iPhone 4S, suggesting an announcement sometime around September or October.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPhone, News, Rumor

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  1. Randy says:

    Of course SJ worked on it, Apple plans things out 2-3 years ahead like any other company meaning they started working on the next iterations of iPhone before the iPhone 4 was even released. Bloomberg is really stating the obvious here.

  2. Si RyAaann says:

    Hopefully the battery life will improvement specially if they release it with 4G LTE. That means more juice. I can’t wait !

  3. Stefano Angelo says:

    Another year…
    Big screen, mini iPad, blá blá blá

    I will sit to wait.

    • vdiv says:

      The iPhone has evolved to be technologically competitive to other high-end phones and for people with big mitts for hands a larger screen would make the iPhone a reasonable choice. Considering how fragmented the Android experience is iOS devices remain the better alternative for people not too keen on hacking their device just to perform basic tasks.

  4. icebreaker says:

    Apple products always have something futuristic that the competition doesn’t have. Their new products seem to lack that ‘magical’ feel. So Apple is going to release a phone that can compete with other phones that are already one year old?

  5. […] A series of pictures have surfaced that claim to show parts of the next iPhone in both black and white colors (iPhone 5, iPhone 6, call it what you want). The most notable images are of the rear shell of the alleged next-gen iPhone, where the Apple  logo and “iPhone” tag are printed, and show what looks like an all new aluminum unibody construction. The device also appears to have sufficient room to accommodate the larger 4″ display that has been heavily rumored. […]

  6. […] “iPhone 5″ September 12 launch date, with Bloomberg reiterating an earlier rumor that Steve Jobs worked closely on the redesign before he passed away. stLight.options({ […]

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