New iPhone 5S might have a 4.3 inch display, launch reportedly delayed
Although we are all expecting Apple’s next-generation iPhone to sport a 4 inch display – just like the iPhone 5 – this may not be the case.
Bloomberg is citing Chinese newspaper Commercial Times, saying that Apple has changed the design of iPhone 5S “to feature a bigger 4.3-inch retina display.” Reportedly, this means the new iPhone will not be released in September or October, as widely anticipated, but a bit later in the fourth quarter of the year.
There’s no word on what resolution the purported 4.3 display will have.
Alleged photos of the iPhone 5S have appeared on the web in June, showing a rear camera with dual LED flash, and an overall design that’s similar to what the current model is offering. Of course, there is no way of telling if those photos were legit. They might have shown an early iPhone 5S prototype, or a completely fake device. Hopefully, we will know more about the iPhone 5S as September approaches.
The other new iPhone model expected to be released this year – a cheap version that features plastic casing – is still in the cards. Bloomberg says this should be released before the end of the third quarter. So if the 5S is indeed delayed, customers will be able to buy the cheaper iPhone first.