A case maker has created design schematics and 3D renders of iPhone 5S and the cheaper iPhone, showing the expected dimensions for the two devices. The schematics are based on the blueprints the company has received from its sources in Apple’s supply chain.
According to four anonymous sources who have spoken to Reuters, Apple is thinking about making bigger iPhones. They’re thinking of coming out with a 4.7 inch iPhone and a 5.7 inch iPhone at some point next year, probably in the second half. It should be noted that just because Apple is talking to their supply chain partners about larger iPhones, that doesn’t mean said larger iPhones exist.
When Apple launched the iPhone 4 with the gorgeous Retina Display at an incredible 326 pixels-per-inch (ppi) in 2010, it blew away competition.
But that was almost three years back and a lot has changed since then. We’re already seeing devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z that come with 440+ ppi displays and have taken the pixel-density crown from Apple.
BGR has published high resolution photos of several parts, which it claims are from the next generation iPhone, unofficially dubbed iPhone 5S.
Every iPhone, from the first one that shipped in 2007 to the iPhone 5 that’s in your pocket, uses a chip that was made by Samsung. Yes, Apple designs their own chips, and you’re all familiar with the A5, A6, and so on and so forth, but again, Apple simply designs the chips. They give the blueprints to Samsung to do the actual manufacturing.
During the earnings call earlier today, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook responded to a number of questions. When he was asked about Apple’s stance on a 5-inch screen, he maintained that iPhone 5 has the best display, but didn’t totally rule out the possibility of the company making an iPhone with a larger screen.