First-off, the latest iPhone–4S–has a 3.5″ (89 mm) diagonal screen. It’s anticipated that the iPhone 5 will have a larger screen, more like the current screen size of Google’s Galaxy Nexus phone (pictured below). The people over at iLounge.com accurately predicted that The New iPad would be thicker than its iPad 2 predecessor, and here’s what they recently said about the iPhone 5:
Our source says that the next-generation iPhone will not look like the teardrop-shaped version that was widely rumored for release in 2011. We’ve been told that the device will have a 4-inch display and will be 8mm longer than before, with a metal casing (probably aluminum). It is on track to be introduced in summer of 2012, and is still in the engineering phase, not early production. We suspect that poor battery life doomed the prior prototype version, and that this one is being built with LTE-ready battery drain in mind.
TheVerge comparison between Galaxy Nexus (4.65″) and iPhone 4S (3.5″)
It will be much nicer to have a larger screen for those of us who use our phones compulsively. You know, when you get to the point that you have to exercise restraint to avoid offending people by how excessive your phone use is.
For heavy iPhone users, it seems like we try to squeeze as much functionality as we possibly can out of the small devices, even when doing certain tasks becomes really impractical compared to performing them on a full-sized computer.