Several reports this morning are suggesting that Apple’s iPhone 5S is to be delayed until the end of the year because of changes to the device’s screen size.
According to the Commercial Times, Apple’s next instalment in the iPhone line, be it the 5S or that device by any other name, will not make its usual September/October release date because the display has been upgraded to a 4.3-inch Retina display, up from the iPhone’s current 4 inches.
The news has supposedly been cited from an “unidentified source” in the semiconductor industry (those guys know all about displays), who purport that the release had initially been slated for September or October. The details we have are sketchy at best, and none of the companies or corporations involved have responded to calls for comments.
Despite this, Apple supplier Pegatron and TPK Holding both took fairly heavy losses at the opening of trade following the reports.
It’s highly likely that these rumors are bogus, but they’re very typical of the heightened chatter surrounding the next iPhone that begins as we push through summer towards the fall, and another inevitable release. On the other hand, if Apple has created a new iPhone with a 4.3 inch screen, what would this mean? Would you prefer a shifted aspect ratio and more display real-estate on the next iPhone? Leave your thoughts and comments below, and be sure to hit me up on Twitter @TiP_Stephen