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iPhone 5 to Feature Longer and Wider Design?

According to a report from 9to5Mac, a source inside Foxconn has revealed that the Chinese-based manufacturer is currently scaling up for production of the iPhone 5.

The sources note that the display is expected to be 4+ inches, in a form-factor that is both longer and wider than the iPhone 4/4S.

There haven’t been any sightings of the much-rumored iPhone 5 ‘teardrop’ design however, with all samples thus far being symmetrical in thickness. This fits with a previous report which alleged the iPhone 5 would sport a 4-inch screen and no teardrop design.

Daring Fireball’s John Gruber was quick to weigh in on the debate, stating;

Longer and wider? Sounds like bullshit. I can see Apple putting a bigger display on a device of the same size. I can’t see them making a bigger device.

Previous rumors have indicated that the iPhone 5 will feature a quad-mode 4G LTE chip, and a new thinner design.

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A bigger phone huh. There better be some bigger RAM! To me, RAM is what separates a phone from a smartphone. Quad core support isn’t that commonplace yet to worry about but at least it’s somewhat “verified”.

Steve Calamia
Steve Calamia

You read that wrong. It’s not Quad Core.  It’s quad mode, referring to the radio antenna.  There was no mention of processing power nor RAM.