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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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Next iPhone Coming Fall 2012 with LTE, 3.5-Inch Screen




iMore weighs in with information it has heard about the new iPhone that is due later this year.



According to their sources, the new iPhone will be 4G LTE compatible, as expected. It will also be arriving in the fall, though the exact date will be determined close to the time. Finally, their source also claims that contrary to 4-inch rumors, the new iPhone will retain the same 3.5-inch screen, or very close to it.
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So to sum up, iPhone 5,1 is on track for:

- Similar if not same sized screen (currently 3.5-inch but not set in stone)
- 4G LTE radio
- New "micro dock" connector
- Fall/October 2012 release
iMore had previously reported that they believe the new iPhone will carry a miniaturized dock connector to help reduce the overall size of the iPhone, itself.

iMore has recently been the source of some accurate information. Most recently, they pinpointed the announcement date for the iPad 3 and LTE support

Article Link: Next iPhone Coming Fall 2012 with LTE, 3.5-Inch Screen
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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Of course it is.

There's been little suggestion other than rumours of a bigger screen (i.e. no software related hints).

I'd like a 4" screen however. But happy with 3.5".
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:17 PM   #3
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I think the only shocking news in that article is the "Micro Dock" connector.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:18 PM   #4
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Yes! Keep the small screen! I love having a phone and not a pocket book.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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New form factor made from LiquidMetal perhaps? One can hope..
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:19 PM   #6
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:20 PM   #7
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Still only 3.5"? I have an android phone with a 4.3" screen, it holds in my hand just fine. Don't know until you try.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:20 PM   #8
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and hopefully...

there's going to be a jailbreak. Because would love to be able on rare occasion to get LTE access when wifi is missing.

Nice.

As for size, a little more would be nice. A little flatter too? Either way, I'm in.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:20 PM   #9
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I'd really like them to get rid of as much of the bezel as possible. I like the idea of the bigger screen, but I love the iPhone's current size.

Also, those concept designs that are just a screen on the front look really nice. I don't know how that'd work with a front-facing camera, but it's still cool to think about.

And in unrelated news, when are phones going to start shipping as waterproof by default? There were a bunch of startups having considerable success with it a few months ago at CES [if I remember correctly].
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:21 PM   #10
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Personally I'd be disappointed if the screen weren't 4 inches. LTE is kind of cool, but I spend so much of my life in wifi range that it just isn't going to get me excited about a new iPhone. But a little extra real estate on that screen sure would.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:21 PM   #11
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Well if true, not enough for me to upgrade. I'll stick with my iPhone 4 and be happy.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:21 PM   #12
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New form factor made from LiquidMetal perhaps? One can hope..
Why is Liquid Metal better than normal metal for the end user?
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:21 PM   #13
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Wow.

New rumor: New iPhone to be called 'iPhone'.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:21 PM   #14
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A microdock connector? Nothing like making all those spare docking cables we have bough over the years useless. Thanks Apple.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:21 PM   #15
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Not surprising that 3.5" stays based off of what Cook has been saying during conference calls.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:23 PM   #16
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No way will they keep 3.5" screen, it's far too outdated.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:23 PM   #17
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Of course it is.

There's been little suggestion other than rumours of a bigger screen (i.e. no software related hints).

I'd like a 4" screen however. But happy with 3.5".
My exact thoughts. I think a 4.6" could be overkill unless they removed the home button for extra space.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:23 PM   #18
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Great news. 4 inches is just too big for a phone.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:23 PM   #19
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A microdock connector? Nothing like making all those spare docking cables we have bough over the years useless. Thanks Apple.
Yeah, it sucks but you can't expect them to keep it forever.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:24 PM   #20
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I stream video a lot when I'm commuting, and I would love to have LTE. They can keep the same form factor--I think it's a gorgeous design. Just give me LTE please.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:24 PM   #21
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Bummer. I really wanted that 4 inch screen...
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:25 PM   #22
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3.5" screen just doesn't cut if for me any more. On the other hand... I have a 52" flat screen and it seems small now that I'm used to it.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:25 PM   #23
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Damm can't we just enjoy 4s for now??? I mean its got to the stage where these phones are so great you don't need to upgrade yearly. Cant keep chasing latest and greatest
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:25 PM   #24
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Really? This fall, same screen, with LTE?!?!

Tell us something we don't know MacRumors...
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:25 PM   #25
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Still only 3.5"? I have an android phone with a 4.3" screen, it holds in my hand just fine. Don't know until you try.
I'm somewhat unhappy with this rumour as well; I would prefer a larger screen if they were able to maintain the phone's relative dimensions. Otherwise, I would prefer the screen to remain similar.
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