Mockup shows why 5 inch iPhone could work for Apple

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The rumors of a larger iPhone never quit. Although we’ve heard over and over that a 4 inch screen is perfect, some people would like to keep hope that Apple may release a “phablet” soon. Well, if any of you have been wondering what an iPhone would look like with a 5 inch screen, MacRumors has an answer.

MacRumors has made a printable mockup of a 5 inch iPhone for people to download and fold to use on their own. The design looks basically like a stretched version of the iPhone 5, with the same overall body design. While I’ve never been a big fan of massive screens, this mockup seems like it would make a nice device, except that MacRumors is speculating that if Apple were to increase the size of the screen, they would not change the resolution. This would lead to a less pixel dense display, meaning it may lose it’s “retina” name on the iPhone, which I don’t think Apple would allow.

What do you think of these rumors? If any of you print out and try the PDF, what do you think of the device? Would you buy a larger iPhone if Apple were to release it? Let us know!

Source: MacRumors

Via: iDownload Blog

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  • lean6rtj2

    At this point, Apple needs more than a bigger screen to wrestle people like me away from the Galaxy series. If they had done it sooner, they may not have lost so many customers, who are now Android and Touchwiz users.

  • Tom73

    If the Galaxy is so good then why is the Galaxy 3S in third place in sales behind the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S?
    4th Qtr: i5 12.6%; i4S 8.0%; G S3 7.1%.

  • lean6rtj2

    @Tom73
    Sales do not indicate a better or worse product. Smartphones present a choice of alternatives. Iphone was my choice for a long time. Little by little the barriers to exit fell…for me. At this point, it’s not even close. The last go around for me, Facetime was the only hold out, and it proved to not be enough.

  • lean6rtj2

    @Tom73
    Mind you…I keep an ipad around.

  • Tom73

    @lean6rtj2 depends on how you define a ggo product, or better or worse. If it is defined as a product that consumers want then iPhone is the winner. I understand that it is not for you and that is your decision. Nice to be able to choose from a wide selection. :)

  • lean6rtj2

    @Tom73
    Yep. I bought my daughter an iphone 4s for Christmas this year as her to first smartphone. I just wanted think I Apple’s grip is definitely slipping. So far, the innovations from Samsung (for example) have been classified as novelties or cosmetic by Apple users with investment in the platform. That is not gonna last much longer if they don’t start innovating again. At some point every cassette tape die hard switched to CDs.

  • http://www.ringcentral.com/virtual-pbx/index.html PBX

    I would like to download that image and print out! looks nice.