News by admin on Tuesday August 18, 2015.
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It seems that Apple is going to up the screen size of the iPhone once again, with sources inside Foxconn suggesting a 5-inch model is being developed. Foxconn is Apple's chief manufacturer, so the company knows more about the behind the scenes development of iOS products than most, although there is no outright proof that the insider is telling the truth in this case.Apple was of course famously the last major hold out in terms of big screened smartphones, the late Steve Jobs disliked the concept and the company stuck with the ethos long after his death. However, last year Cupertino finally caved and the iPhone 6 (4.7-inch screen) and the iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch screen) arrived. This was one time where Apple got it wrong but still ended up the winner as the iPhone 6 range went on to sell in record breaking amounts. With 5-inches now being the general starting point for flagships, it stands to reason that Apple will bump to that screen size too... not that the iPhone 6 feels small. It will also bump the resolution of the Retina Display to 1080p Full HD, something that was only available on the iPhone 6 Plus last year. There are only two real questions here, is this story from Foxconn the real deal, and which iPhone model will carry the 5-inch panel? Firstly, Foxconn is in the know, but we are definitely taking this story with a sizeable pinch of salt. The second question is more interesting, the iPhone 6s Plus can be taken out of the equation, so that leaves either the iPhone 6s or even the more "affordable" iPhone 6c. All of those handsets are due to launch in September, so we won't have to wait long to find out.