Rumor that iPhone 5 will have 4.6-inch display

If we're looking at an October launch for the iPhone 5, that means we're looking at over 6 months of rumors. Whew, how will we survive? And no doubt I'll be purveying every last one of them. Despite the huge success of the current form-factor, which has changed very little in 5 years, rumors persist that the iPhone 5 will have a larger screen. The latest is from Reuters, the international wire service, which reported that the forthcoming iPhone will have a "sharper and bigger 4.6-inch 'retina"'display." They attribute their information to Maeil Business Newspaper, a Korean newspaper. MacRumors says that this rumor is unlikely, but does feel that rumors of a 4-inch iPhone 5 are more credible. MacRumors juxtaposed an iPhone with a 4.6-inch Samsung phone to illustrate the difference. As you can see from the image accompanying this post (that was originally posted on The Verge), it's quite significant. 

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.