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iPhone 5 Rumors: 4-Inch Screen?

by Sean P. Aune | February 15, 2011February 15, 2011 5:00 am PST

Apple LogoAccording to rumors, Apple is looking at increasing the screen size for the iPhone 5 to 4-inches.

It’s that wonderful time of year again where rumors begin to circulate about what we might see from the next version of Apple’s iPhone.  According to DigiTimes, Apple is testing a new version of the iPhone 5 with a 4-inch screen.  The rumors indicate that this is in reaction to the number of Android phones coming out that feature 4-inch and larger screens and that this is something the company needs to do to stay competitive.

This is the second rumor to come out in recent days about screen sizes of the next generation of Apple phones.  There have been rumors circulating of a smaller iPhone, with most people saying the handset would be half the size of the iPhone, but now one has to wonder if they mean of the current iteration, or perhaps it would be half the size of the 4-inch screen.  If the latter, that would make for a much more interesting “smaller” version of the popular device.

What say you?  Could Apple be increasing the size of the iPhone screen?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...