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This Week In Apple Rumors: iPhone 5 Display Size, Retina Display Macs, And Foxconn's Hiring Spree

First Posted: 03/25/2012 6:42 pm   Updated: 03/25/2012 6:43 pm

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...
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