The rumor mill for the next iPhone generation is hot again today after Reuters, Huffington Post and the Next iPhone News released rumors saying that Korean sources believe that the iPhone 5 will have a bigger screen. Just a few days after releasing the new iPad into the market, Apple fanatics are now clamoring for news on what’s next for the iPhone series. These questions were later addressed when Reuters reported that a South Korean media group said that the iPhone will deviate from its usual 4.5 inches to a 4.6 inch Retina display.
The said report from Maeil Business Newspaper also stated that Apple has started placing orders with its suppliers in Korea. Various comments on tech forums yielded that if Apple started creating iPhones with a 4.6 inch touch screen display, people would definitely be more inclined to sell iPhone 4 and buy Apple’s new iPhone. Some of the forum posts on the other hand think that Apple should try going all the way to 5 inches.
Earlier this year, rumors about a complete redesign for the iPhone 5 has tickled Apple fans making them almost want to sell iPhone 4. Photos of a curvy and sexy-looking iPhone 5 were leaked on the web. The photos however were just an envisioned design and were not really from Apple. There were also reports about 4G Technology is now being incorporated in the next iPhone model. Apparently, some sources from Taiwan said to Digitimes on March 12 that the iPhone 5 will be very likely to support 4G LTE connectivity and will possibly be launched by the second quarter of 2012. However, Taiwan smartphone makers believe that if the 4G connectivity ensues for the iPhone 5, it will only be available in North America because networks in other regions of the world adopt different frequency bands.
At this point, roaming will also be unavailable in other regions or countries and may bring the company (Apple) more problems. The Taiwanese experts believe that Apple should pay attention to these details first before anything else. They are also predicting that if 4G will indeed be incorporated into the iPhone 5, Apple’s 2012 global sales may be able to hike up to 45 to 50 million units instead of the originally projected 25 to 30 million units. Apple has yet to comment on the matter. As far as most of the techie bloggers are concerned, Apple fanatics will only know if this rumor is true or false on the day of the reveal.
On the other hand, the tech giant’s major screen display suppliers like LG Display and Samsung Electronics Co also declined to comment on the said rumor. Since releasing its latest iPhone model, Apple has reported that the iPhone accounted for around half of the tech giant’s overall sales. The market share for the past quarter also showed that Apple has dominated the smartphones arena over competitors like Samsung and BlackBerry. But while Apple still hasn’t given any clue about their soon to come products, Samsung has been gearing up with smartphones under the Android OS.