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Next iPhone Coming Fall 2012 with LTE, 3.5-Inch Screen

iMore weighs in with information it has heard about the new iPhone that is due later this year.


According to their sources, the new iPhone will be 4G LTE compatible, as expected. It will also be arriving in the fall, though the exact date will be determined close to the time. Finally, their source also claims that contrary to 4-inch rumors, the new iPhone will retain the same 3.5-inch screen, or very close to it.
So to sum up, iPhone 5,1 is on track for:

- Similar if not same sized screen (currently 3.5-inch but not set in stone)
- 4G LTE radio
- New “micro dock” connector
- Fall/October 2012 release
iMore had previously reported that they believe the new iPhone will carry a miniaturized dock connector to help reduce the overall size of the iPhone, itself.

iMore has recently been the source of some accurate information. Most recently, they pinpointed the announcement date for the iPad 3 and LTE support.

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31 months ago
Still only 3.5"? I have an android phone with a 4.3" screen, it holds in my hand just fine. Don't know until you try.
Rating: 83 Votes
31 months ago
Yes! Keep the small screen! I love having a phone and not a pocket book. :D
Rating: 78 Votes
31 months ago
Personally I'd be disappointed if the screen weren't 4 inches. LTE is kind of cool, but I spend so much of my life in wifi range that it just isn't going to get me excited about a new iPhone. But a little extra real estate on that screen sure would.
Rating: 62 Votes
31 months ago
Bummer. I really wanted that 4 inch screen...
Rating: 56 Votes
31 months ago
A microdock connector? Nothing like making all those spare docking cables we have bough over the years useless. Thanks Apple.
Rating: 51 Votes
31 months ago
No way will they keep 3.5" screen, it's far too outdated.
Rating: 38 Votes
31 months ago
I think the only shocking news in that article is the "Micro Dock" connector.
Rating: 38 Votes
31 months ago
I'd really like them to get rid of as much of the bezel as possible. I like the idea of the bigger screen, but I love the iPhone's current size.

Also, those concept designs that are just a screen on the front look really nice. I don't know how that'd work with a front-facing camera, but it's still cool to think about.

And in unrelated news, when are phones going to start shipping as waterproof by default? There were a bunch of startups having considerable success with it a few months ago at CES [if I remember correctly].
Rating: 29 Votes
31 months ago
New form factor made from LiquidMetal perhaps? :D One can hope..
Rating: 28 Votes
31 months ago
3.5" screen just doesn't cut if for me any more. On the other hand... I have a 52" flat screen and it seems small now that I'm used to it. :)
Rating: 27 Votes

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