iPhone 5 Digitizer Panel Hints at a Larger Edge to Edge Display

The part pictured below is believed to be the digitizer panel for the iPhone 5. If real, we see that it appears to be a similar design to the iPhone 4 although the bezel around the edges of the screen are actually smaller on all 4 edges. This lines up with rumours about the iPhone 5 screen being 4 inches rather than the regular 3.5 inches we have seen in all generations of the smartphone so far.

We don’t know for sure if the digitizer is real and to be honest, we don’t know how large the full part is, but we suspect it is a very similar size to the current iPhone 4 and that the extra half an inch will be gained by slimming down the bezel on the device. By doing this, Apple will be keeping competitive with the current Android devices that often have larger screens.

To get an impression of how this might look with the regular iPhone 4 as a base, take a look at the image below. You can see from the thinner bezel that it’s almost an edge to edge display.

Other features expected in the iPhone 5 include the A5 processor, a built in SIM that can be programmed to work with any carrier although probably once tied to a carrier it will stay locked to the carrier for the length of the contract. We also expect more RAM as well as a few other tweaks here and there.

The release date is expected to be September rather than the usual June although this is also based on speculation rather than knowledge of Apple’s plans.


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