When it comes to iPhone 5 rumors, it’s been a crazy ride as of late. We’ve been hearing a lot of talk about 4G LTE technology in the iPhone 5. As we’ve pointed out, a 4G LTE iPhone 5 is certain. However, one thing that’s still up for debate is just how big the iPhone 5 will be. We’ve heard it will be as big as 4.6 inches in size, and we’ve also heard it will only be a little bigger than the iPhone 4 at 4 inches in size. Now, the newest rumor to come out is that the iPhone 5 won’t be so big after all.
iPhone 5 Set to Be 3.5″, says iMore
After the rumors of the 4.6 inch display broke earlier this week, we have to say that we’re bit surprised at iMore’s report that the iPhone 5 will actually be 3.5 inches. We’re not sure that we necessarily agree with this report, as we still feel that the iPhone 5 will be closer to 4 inches, but it’s still worth reporting on just in case it does happen.
Citing sources that said Apple was planning on sticking to the same display as of last month for the iPhone 5, iMore thinks that the iPhone 5 display will most likely be 3.5 inches–however, they did not rule out the possibility that Apple may go larger, though, as according to them, the size isn’t “set in stone and it could get a little bigger (though nowhere near as big as current 4.5-inch plus Android phones).”
iPhone 5 Micro Dock Connector Looks To Be a GoiPhone
iPhone5Latest.com reported several weeks back that the iPhone 5 would be getting a micro dock connector. At the time, the news was merely a rumor that was just being tossed around the Internet; now it looks a bit more likely as iMore’s sources also seem to indicate that the iPhone 5 will be getting the smaller connector.
So why is Apple changing things up? It’s mostly to make room for other components in the iPhone 5. As you can probably tell by looking at an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, the dock connector takes up quite a bit of space in the iPhone–and with planned 4G LTE connectivity and a different processor, it makes sense that Apple would want to cut space in any area possible. Switching from the standard 30 pin dock connector to a significantly smaller one makes good sense.
New Version of iOS Also Likely
As iMore points out, every new iPhone as of yet has been released with a new version of iOS. The iPhone 4, for instance, came with iOS 4, while the iPhone 4S came with iOS 5. We already know that Apple is working on the next version of iOS, likely to be called iOS 6, so it’s very likely that this iOS will be pre-installed on the iPhone 5.
The only question is when will Apple announce iOS 6. If they follow their previous announcement pattern, the iOS 6 announcement will likely come in June at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC)–which is also when the iPhone 5 itself may be announced. Now if the iPhone 5 does, in fact, receive a release date of June or July 2012, we’d expect iOS 6 to come out then; if, however, the iPhone 5 isn’t released until October 2012, we expect the release of iOS 6 to be delayed until October 2012.
What Do You Think?
Are you happy with the idea of an iPhone 5 with the same display size as previous iPhones? Or do you want a bigger iPhone 5? Leave us a comment below and make your opinion heard.