iPhone 5 rumours suggest a bigger 4-inch display
Is Apple's next mobile set to have an HTC-bothering screen size?
Apple always stays clear of Mobile World Congress, choosing instead to unveil its handsets with a whoop and a holler in San Francisco. Despite the furore happening with handset launches in Barcelona now, it just wouldn’t be a tech week without the odd Apple iPhone rumour.
Today the rumours from earlier in the week that Apple will be bringing out an iPhone Nano have had a firm quashing, thanks to two separate reports that Apple’s next iPhone will in fact be larger. Sources who claim to be close to the part manufacturing process claim that 4-inch displays are currently being tested.
The strength in the rumour is that Apple needs to compete with the spate of Android phones – such as the Galaxy S 2 and the HTC Desire HD. One thing to consider is what Apple said of its iPad: that they wouldn't make a smaller 7-inch version because their 10-inch model is the optimum size. The same may ring true of the current iPhone - not to mention the rich ecosystem of iPhone apps, which would all need to be completely re-programmed to fit a screen with different dimensions.