Apr 11 2012, 2:14am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
One of the things likely to change in the new iPhone 5 expected in fall is a new screen size. Android phones have gone ahead with large screens as big as over 5 inches. Apple has stuck to the 3.5 inch size. The Verge makes an in-depth case for a 4-inch iPhone 5 with a changed aspect ratio.
The assumption is that Apple keeps the width of the screen constant, but makes the iPhone 5 longer. The resulting screen would have an aspect ratio of 9:5 and a resolution of 1152 x 640px. Check out many screen renders that show the impact of such a screen on apps on The Verge . I totally like it, but a longer iPhone would stick out to much from my jeans back pocket. There is a reason why Apple kept the iPhone screen at 3.5 inches. A larger device is just not as portable.
I like a larger screen, but Apple would have to keep the iPhone size the same. Apple could get rid of the physical home button and magically move the speaker and camera to the fringes of the case to achieve that.
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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