“In line with today’s claims of taller iPhone prototypes with 3.95-inch displays, one of our sources has provided us with images of what are claimed to be new next-generation iOS device parts being carried by a supplier,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “The most significant of these parts is a claimed front panel from the next-generation iPod touch, with the supplier claiming that the display would be taller than the current model and that the opening in the front panel measures 4.1 inches diagonally.”
Slivka reports, “Apple would undoubtedly use the same display size on the iPhone and iPod touch if it were to bring a larger screen to both of the devices, so it is not entirely clear how to mesh recent claims of a 3.95-inch display with this measurement of 4.1 inches and The Wall Street Journal‘s claim of ‘at least four inches,’ but all of the reports are in the same general size range.”
“The viewable portion of the iPhone’s display is slightly smaller than the opening in the front panel, so that could explain the slight discrepancy in reported sizes,” Slivka reports. “Our source’s supplier has also included listings for several new parts claimed to be for the next-generation iPhone, including the home button flex cable and front and rear cameras…”
More info and the photos in the full article here.
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