As we inch ever closer to this year’s WWDC there’s no shortage of speculation on what we might see from Apple. For a run down on what products, operating system updates and everything else check out our blog from May 16th, but this week we are going to round up the rumors and ramblings surrounding the new iPhone.
It’s long been rumored that Apple has wanted to make a larger model of the iPhone to compete with other bigger devices like the Galaxy S4 and now the Galaxy S5, and many sources are thinking that’s exactly what Apple is about to do. As with any rumors that surround Apple, nothing is set in stone until they make the announcements themselves. It is widely believed that Apple with announce not one, but two new models of the iPhone the first being a 4.7 inch version, which is bigger than the current iPhone 5 model, and a 5.5 inch version, which will be close in size to the Samsung Galaxy devices.
In addition to making the iPhone bigger, most rumor chasers believe the screens will now be much closer to the edge of the device, making it close to an “edge-to-edge” screen as we’ve seen.
Along with a new size will come a thinner profile – the new iPhones will be considerably thinner than previous models. Also changing for this round of iDevices is the frame of the phone itself, which has been a flat metal surface since the iPhone 4, will now once again be rounded and smooth much like it’s grandfather, the original iPhone.
Many insiders believe that Apple will announce these two new models at WWDC in the coming weeks and speculate that the smaller version will begin shipping in September, while the bigger one may not be available until the new year. At any rate I’m personally excited to see what Apple has in store for us and can’t wait to see how much the “rumor mill” has correct this time around.