More Claims of Taller, Thinner Next-Generation iPhone with 4-Inch Screen and New Dock Connector

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    iLounge reports on information it has received regarding the next-generation iPhone, claiming that Apple will indeed be making the move to a 4-inch display by increasing the height only has had been previously speculated. To accommodate the taller screen, the body of the device will also become slightly taller, but it will also see an approximately 20% reduction in thickness.
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    The report also claims that Apple will be adopting the rumored smaller dock connector for the device, which will be "closer to a pill shape" than the existing connector.

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    iLounge has offered some correct information in the past, and was rather accurate in its claims regarding the latest iPad. Not all of the site's claims came to fruition, however, with the new iPad's front-facing camera failing to gain HD resolution and Apple offering no sign of an enhanced smart cover for the device.

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    utter BS... Not gonna happen...
    - no change of aspect ratio is needed (fragmentation anyone? 16/9 is an Android/WP thing, 3/2 is the Apple "trademark" design)
    - no need for thinner (plus what about battery life, LTE?)
     
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    I'll probably hang on to my jailbroken iPhone 4 if that's the case.
     
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    My God, the new design is ugly. This is a phone's version of "butter face."
     
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    Taller and Thinner

    I am not buying it. I'm just not sold on the concept. I would think that it would be somewhat disproportional of sorts in my hands. It would feel 'awkward' in a way. I think thinner is the right way to go, but keeping the same dimensions otherwise would be better. At the very least, keep the same scaling.

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    Apple engineers, if you read this: don't make the device a freaking 7.3 mm or so thin! Keep it around 9 mm or so and use that additional 2 mm for a bigger battery!
     
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    Corrected this.
     
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    I'd bet a lot that the back of the next iPhone will not look like that. Looks rubbish.
     
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    yeah, remember iPhone 4 and the story about the infamous SEAMS !
     
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    That's what everyone said about the 3G and the 4, until it came out that is. Same thing happens every time.
     
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    Horribly ugly. The Incredible2 has a four inch screen and they accomplished that by making the phone slightly taller and wider than the iPhone. Its size is proportional and it looks a lot better than this ugly mockup.
     
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    And it will be available on T-Mobile.... RIGHT
     
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    About time for some actual iPhone rumors. Meh rumors, but rumors nonetheless.
     
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    4 inch screen. Talk about being dragged kicking and screaming :)
     
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    New dock connector is lame.

    Keep the same or go microUSB. Seriously... OMG.
     
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    I'm sad to see there hasn't been anymore rumors about the next generation iPhone having built in airbags. I drop my phone way too much, and been wanting to use my phone without a case.

    The increase in screen size is nice though. My iPhone is starting to feel dated even thought I have the latest generation tech in it (4S).
     
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    Agreed. I don't understand this obsession with thinner devices. They're harder to hold (and I would guess more fragile). And yes, that proposed design looks absurd. Why bother with a center section of metal surrounded by glass? It makes no sense. It's not more durable, since a dropped phone often lands on its edges.
     
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    Exactly this.

    Apple has 600K+ apps designed for 3:2. They've railed about Android fragmentation. There's no way in hell that they're changing the aspect ratio now. Larger screen? I'll buy that. But they'll be expanding it in both directions. In the mockups there's still the standard bevel on the left and right sides of the screens. You really think they'll expand upwards before using all of that space? My prediction is a 4" screen, same 960x640 resolution, screen goes right up to the side edges, slightly taller and wider device.
     
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