New rumours surrounding the forthcoming iPhone 5 continue to surface on the internet even though we still have no idea when we will see this new mobile phone officially unveiled. This week two new reports suggest that the size of the new display may be larger than we originally expected while there have also been some rumours suggesting when this new handset will be launched.
Previous generations of the iPhone device have included a 3.5 inch screen which was regarded as the perfect size for a phone display as it was large enough to easily view complex web data yet small enough to help keep handset size down to a minimum. Times change however and now the modern mobile phone is capable of performing many more tasks including the streaming of HD quality movies and the ability to handle powerful games. In a bid to make the new iPhone 5 more attractive to the modern market Apple look set to increase the screen size of the phone for the first time. Recent reports from South Korean newspaper Maeli suggest that the new model will include a 4.6 inch display. The newspaper also suggested that Apple have improved on their excellent Retina screen technology to help the model offer one of the highest pixel density ratings on the market. The iPhone 4S could offer an impressive 326 pixels per inch so for the new screen to exceed this quite a large jump in resolution will be required. Rumours suggest that Apple have already placed orders for larger display components with their suppliers in preparation for a Summer 2012 launch of the handset.
The recent release of the iPad 3 had drawn much attention away from the forthcoming iPhone 5 but now the new tablet device has been officially launched rumours are starting to surface again about the next generation iPhone. One of the more interesting rumours relates to the expected release date of this new phone. Traditionally Apple choose to release new iPhone models in October but they may surprise everybody this year by releasing the phone in June. Recent reports from China have revealed that Foxconn, the company who Apple frequently use to manufacturer parts, have hired an additional twenty thousand employees in preparation for the huge demand for this new model. The company were responsible for assembling the popular iPhone 4S and according to the new report they have already received the order to start production on the new device. It generally takes around two or three months for a new handset to be produced which would suggest that this new model may be with us in the early part of the summer.
These two rumours surrounding the new iPhone 5 certainly seem a little more substantial than many reports that were circulating in earlier in the year. When the phone is finally launched we can be sure that it will quickly become one of the fastest selling phones of all time.