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iPhone 5 to have a 4-inch screen, against the wishes of Steve Jobs

Anuradha Shukla | Nov. 24, 2011
May lack a few curves but have longer battery life.

iPhone 5 may finally have a 4-inch screen even though it was against the wishes of the late technology pioneer Steve Jobs.

iPhone lovers can expect a design change for the device in 2012, according to Jeremy Horwitz, editor-in-chief, iLounge.

In addition to having a 4-inch display, the next-generation iPhone will be 8mm longer than before and offered in an aluminum casing.

Come summer 2012 and you can hold the new iPhone currently being built with LTE-ready battery drain in mind.

Spacious internal design

The iPhone 5 will not have its usual curves due to its more ridged and spacious angular internal design.

The new launch will have more flat spaces similar to the iPhone 4 and will be made available to customers after it is tested for design and functionality.

Change is the only constant in life but apparently Steve Jobs resisted it when it came to large display for iPhone.

Anthony Munns from Mobile Inquirer thinks it is because Jobs wanted to ensure that all iPhone devices appeared the same. Stretching a new Apple iPhone screen would produce fragmentation in experience levels for users of the device and Munns notes this maybe the reason why a wider screen was ruled out earlier.

" We all know what Apple love more than anything, and that is standardisation where things work as they should with very little extra input needed at all," adds Munns.

Apple has not made any official announcement on this issue yet.


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