iPhone 5 Could Get Larger Display – Or Smaller Device

Leaked engineering images, if real, show what could be the iPhone 5 with a larger display. Thanks to advances in technology on the iPad 2, it appears that some of the same technology can be used in the iPhone 5 display that makes the bezel needed thinner. The iPhone 4 already has a small bezel on the sides, but there’s still a few more mm of screen that could be squeezed in there.

What we see on the image above is that the screen seems to have kept the same aspect ratio and is basically just a few mm longer on the diagonal pushing it down, in proportion, to the home button.

Alternatively, Apple could use the exact same 3.5 inch Retina display, but make the casing around it smaller essentially making a smaller iPhone than before, but while still retaining the same screen size. We won’t know for sure till Apple take the stage sometime in June this year.

As for the rest of the design, if the drawings are correct we should see an almost identical device to the iPhone 4. It appears like the iPhone 5 might be a similar upgrade to what the iPad 2 was to the iPad 1… ie, a bit of speed and perhaps some slimming down.

For those of you unfamiliar with the technical drawings, Apple keeps these and makes them available publicly at launch which in turn, lets case developers have all the details they need to work with.

Images Via: iDealsChina and 9to5Mac

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