What the 5-Inch iPhone Could Look Like

Tuesday January 22, 2013 10:53 AM PST by Jordan Golson
Earlier this week, China Times published a rumor that Apple could release an "iPhone Math", a larger iPhone with a 4.8" screen that could compete with "phablets" like the Samsung Galaxy Note. Though the name is particularly suspect, it's possible that Apple would want to get into that product category. Samsung has had some success in the area, and similar products were popular at CES this year.

Russian site AppleDigger.ru has created a mockup of what such an iPhone could look like [Google Translate]. One significant part that the video gets incorrect is that the original rumor claimed the larger phone will come with an 8-megapixel camera, whilst the video says it will have a 12-megapixel camera. Instead, an update to the iPhone is said to come before the holiday season this year, upgrading the lens to 12-megapixels.

Considering the sketchiness of the "iPhone Math" rumor and the lack of any specific claims about how Apple would handle the larger display in iOS, the mockup video should primarily be viewed as a concept giving a general idea of what such a device might look like.

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Posted: 24 months ago
If iOS doesn't change much it won't matter how big the screen gets it'll still be boring just with a bigger screen now
Rating: 26 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
But I need 7 rows of apps.

Rating: 20 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Not sure if its just me but i find it really sad that the "big thing" (mockup video or not) of a new bigger screen for an iPhone is yet ANOTHER row of apps.


EDIT: Just reminded me of this parody (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNBP18nrRdw)
Rating: 19 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Reminds me of the iPhone 10
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
I miss the days when phones were getting smaller every year…
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
Looks hideous...
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago
This is the last step to horrible screen size compatibility fragmentation for app developers.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

6 rows?


Your username is very...apt.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

if apple ever does go bigger, i hope they keep a 3.5" or 4" model in the lineup.

And give the 4" model the same performance as the oversized phone, unlike Android handsets.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 24 months ago

iOS REALLY needs a UI revamp.

Same UI since 2007.

Or they just got it right the first time. The Mac Desktop looks largely the same since System 7 or so.
Rating: 3 Votes

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