Every week the numerous blogs covering the machinations of the Apple empire float unconfirmed rumors, blatant speculation and questionably-sourced reports on what the company might be unveiling in the near or distant future. Let's take a look back at what the Apple blogs were excited about during the week of March 18 - 25. Check out our last edition of Apple rumors here, and for all the latest follow me on Twitter right here.
The iPhone 5 Will Be Much Larger Than The iPhone 4S
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The most discussed Apple rumor of the week surrounded the size of the next iPhone -- I'm going to call it the "iPhone 5," because I feel like it, okay? -- and whether or not Apple will boost the device's display into Galaxy Nexus territory. Reuters sure thinks so
, putting the Internet on alert with a report titled "Apple's new iPhone will use bigger 4.6 inch display." Above, you can see the relative size
of an iPhone 4S (which has a 3.5-inch display) and a smartphone that has a 4.65-inch display (Samsung's Galaxy Nexus).
That would be a much, much bigger iPhone. But wait! Don't go to Old Navy to start loading up on cargo pants quite yet! Let us here note two things:
-First, that Apple could just be ordering 4.6-inch displays for testing on prototypes, and might not necessarily release whatever comes of these tests;
- And second, that in August 2011, Reuters had an EXCLUSIVE report that
Apple would release two new iPhones: the redesigned iPhone 5, and a cheaper "iPhone 4S" for emerging markets. That turned out to be, uh, not true or accurate
. Nice exclusive though, Reuters!
Let us also note, in similarly breathless fashion, that there is an alternative. Sure, The iPhone 5 Might Be Much Larger Than The iPhone 4S. That is, unless...