Last week, we told you about the rumor of next generation iPhone (also known as iPhone 5) having larger retina display. With the new week starting we are here with another rumor.
The rumor is said to be coming from an industry insider. It says the exact opposite of a rumor that came last week.
The rumor from an online source is claiming that Apple is scheduled to release a new 3.5” LTE iPhone in October. This is contrary to reports from last week that Apple was planning to release a larger screened iPhone with a display somewhere in the 4” category as early as this summer. Not only this new rumor is differing in the release window, and screen size, it is also claiming that Apple is changing the dock connector. The new connections will be a “micro dock.”
Changing the screen size in one way or another might happen. However, the possibility of the next iPhone sporting a 3.5” screen is greater than Apple upping the size of 4.6”. Apple does not like to sacrifice battery life for aesthetics, and upping the resolution and screen size along with adding 4G LTE capabilities. This means some serious battery jujitsu would need to take place in order for the iPhone to maintain its current battery life (which comprises of 8 hours talk time on 3G, 10 hours of video playback, 6 hours surfing web on 3G, and 9 hours over Wi-Fi).
Screen size aside, Apple does need to pay attention to the design table with the next iPhone. Even if they stop numbering the device releases, the company will need to give something to consumers so they can distinguish between old and new.