After the launch of the iPhone 4S, rumors began immediately about the new iPhone, the mysterious new design device that will blow people out of the water. Well with the iPhone having a few bumps in the road in 2011, briefly being beaten by Google’s Android OS, Apple has to re-innoviate, and adding 4G LTE and upping some specs won’t cut it this time. The rumors of the iPhone getting this massive overhaul of being this awesome piece of perfection actually has some credibility. Here is why we think it does.
Overall the iPhone is a nice piece of kit. The industrial build is off the charts with the stainless steel band going around the device, the crystal clear glass on both the front and rear, the way the camera is styled, as Jobs explained, like an old camera really. It has that quality feel that you are holding something special, and really, you are, along with 80 million other users. Now the problem with smaller phones like the iPhone for example is the room for battery. The iPhone 4S had a few issues with battery life, due to some bugs in the software, but the battery capacity can use a little more juice. If you for example made the phone longer you open up more room to fit precious battery. Now with the lengthening of the device, you can actually bring the thickness profile of the device down. By 1 or 2 mm actually. This would make the iPhone compete with phones like the Droid RAZR and the Samsung Galaxy S (SII and probably the even thinner SIII). This is where we get the 4-inch iPhone is a perfect size. Now a massive count of mobile geeks and users prefer a larger screen, but another massive population of mobile users can’t handle a giant 4.5-inch or higher size, it’s just not meant for one-handed operation, so its either keep the size of the iPhone to 4 or 4.2 inches or wait for the human race to adapt and receive larger hands. Which can take some time.. Probably generations plus another thousand years.
Now there are a few conflicts with a larger display. The number one obvious conflict is Retina display. How is Apple going to keep the iPhone at the magic number of 326 pixels per inch? Well, simple, ADD MORE PIXELS! If the iPhone had a 4-inch screen or larger, the display would be a 720P HD display, this is the new movement of mobile phones receiving some stunning displays, but if Apple jumps in on the fun with a HD display with the PPI of 326, it would beat the Galaxy Nexus’s 720P with 316 PPI. But there’s other conflict, if Apple does increase the resolution and screen real-estate, how are current iPhone applications going to fit on that display? Well again the answer is very simple. Apple can up the scale of any application, sort of whats on the iPad with iPhone applications and Apple can just say to the developers that hey, this is our resolution, make sure your application can use this beautiful display’s power. And third-party application developers would simply do it.
To wrap things up here, we honestly think that the next iPhone, either dubbed iPhone 5 or just iPhone will reinvent the phone once again with thats possible from mobile phone manufactures. They have a lot of competition that has sprung on them the last few years, and Apple wants to remain King of the Hill in 2012, so what do they do? Make a killer device, the iPhone surely will surprise everyone this year. We can almost guarantee it.