Rumor: iPhone 5 to have a metal chassis and a 3.5-3.7-inch screen after all

Thanks to what numerous rumors have told us so far, we’ve been working under the assumption that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 will have a 4-inch display. However, that may not be the case after all, according to (what else?) yet another iPhone-related rumor, this time coming courtesy of DigiTimes.

Apparently, the iPhone 5 having a 4-to-4.2-inch touchscreen wasn’t something based in facts, rather representing nothing else than the market’s expectations regarding the smartphone. In other words, rumor-mongerers and analysts would like the iPhone 5 to have a screen that’s at least 4 inches in size.

Apple, on the other hand,  may have different plans. According to sources from upstream panel suppliers to Apple, the new iPhone will have a screen that will be 3.5-to-3.7-inch, and not larger. However, the previous rumors did get some things right. For example, the bezel will be almost invisible, making the screen look bigger than it will actually be.

The same sources claim that Apple will give up using glass for the new iPhone’s back side (like it did with the iPhone 4), and instead the iPhone 5 will feature a metal chassis (knowing Apple, this will probably be aluminum). That’s certainly good news for those of you who are used to dropping your iPhones.

The new iPhone should launch next month or in October, and until then expect to read many more rumors surrounding this device, since their frequency is already increasing.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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