iPhone 5S delayed to change screen size [Rumor]

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.

iPhone 5S production

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

Via: Bloomberg, Cnet

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  • rhymiZ

    4.3 inches in length? :P

  • lean6rtj2

    Literally too little too late.

  • EJLoco

    If the rumor is true then it will definitely be a bonus.
    I personally would enjoy having a new iphone that’s bigger than the usual size.
    I highly doubt it would happen though, knowing the patterns apple has already made
    In the past.
    If the rumors are false, then I personally believe the iphone 5 won’t have much of a wow factor. Apple is already behind in terms of larger viewing/screen size so if they stick to the same size, not many would be impressed.
    I’m sure the new iphone that’s coming out would probably have an awesome camera,
    Great operating system, maybe a better security feature but if it is all bundled in the same old
    Form then I guess there won’t be much of a “must have it” urge to go get one asap.
    Don’t get me wrong , i know it will still sell like hot cakes but not as exponentially as I would think if it had a new bigger screen.

  • http://www.joshspadd.com/ JerenYun

    No. Let’s not fragment the iOS ecosystem with a plethora of screen resolutions. Developers still are adjusting to the 4″ screen on the iPhone 5, and would a 4.3″ screen still allow full control with just one hand? I think that is one thing a screen size in the 4″ area is great for. Anything bigger is just too much.

  • lean6rtj2

    @JerenYun That was one of the final straws for me and the iPhone 5. I was sitting there looking at too many apps that weren’t being updated for the 4-inch display. It was quite annoying to an on/off Android user with a taste for 5+ inch displays.

  • EJLoco

    People have different ways of how to text, it’s subjective. I am blessed with normal sized hands that can text with one hand even if a phone has a screen size bigger than an iphone.
    But despite the fact I can text with one hand I usually still text with two hands.
    (Usually holding the phone with two hands and letting my thumbs do the work)
    Usually I come across people text with both hands anyways despite the fact they can still text with only using one hand. (Plus its safer to hold it with two hands anyways.)
    If I chanced upon a rumor that involves an iPhone’s screen is getting larger than usual, to me it is most welcome. As for adjusting screen resolutions, that’s one big reason why Apple won’t mess with the present size.

  • TiP_Stephen1

    @rhymiZ Corner to corner ;-)

  • TiP_Stephen1

    @JerenYun I think I have to agree with you!

  • theorogelio

    @rhymiZ Just like my old HTC HD2. I did find myself having some difficulty texting with one hand or tapping on the top left side of the screen, even the top right side. It’s possible that 4 inches might be the right size. Of course, we don’t all have the same size of hands or length of fingers. Maybe if they could come up with a bigger soft keyboard without making the screen bigger. It’s impossible to make everyone happy.

  • KEVOzWorld

    I would be happy, because the only thing I wanted was a wider iPhone. Developers should have no complaints because they always adjust to the bagillion different screen sizes of android.