Could this longer, thinner, tougher iPhone be Apple’s next handset? We hope it is!
Let’s spark the rumor mill, shall we? iLounge has info that suggests Apple will increase the size of the iPhone’s screen to 4 inches in the next iteration (iPhone 5? iPhone 6? iPhone 4G?), possibly out later this year. Instead of making a fatty-fat-fat little handset, though, they’d elongate its form, creating something like this:
Many new Android phones, including the Elephant-loving Galaxy Note and, I hate to say it, my HTC Inspire, are trying to compete with iPads by becoming so big they’re almost unwieldy. Apple, to their credit (and possibly because they already sell a thing that does what the iPhone does but doesn’t fit in your pocket), hasn’t shown an interest in joining them.
But hell, watching video sure is nice on a 4-inch screen, so why not? Shh — what Steve Jobs doesn’t know won’t kill him (again).
iLounge also suggests the new iPhone will be thinner, aluminum-backed and made of the much more durable Gorilla Glass 2, so shattering and scratching will be a thing of the past. “Approximate measurements are 125mm by 58.5mm by 7.4mm — a 10mm jump in height, nearly 2mm reduction in thickness, and virtually identical width,” says iLounge.
Gizmodo sorta-kinda-not-really-but-fuck-it says they don’t not trust iLounge, which has been on the accurate end of things before. All these improvements are reasonable, even inevitable. So what do you think? Is iLounge full of shit? More importantly, would you hold something that big, or is the size just annoying?
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