Although the new iPhone is likely still several months away but more concrete information pertaining to the next generation Apple handsets is already making the rounds. This news comes in courtesy of iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz.
Acc. to the editor the new sixth generation iPhone's will introduce a larger screen, most probably a 4.0 inch screen along with Gorilla Display 2. Not only this it is rumored that Apple has abandoned the long rumored tear drop design that most thought would be introduced in iPhone 4s. Instead its expected that another glass-bodied design that's somewhat similar to what's already available on current generation smart phones.
The Wall Street Journals reports that sources familiar with the matter have confirmed south Korean panel maker LG Display and two Japanese firms, sharp corporation and the government backed Japan Display, have already began the production of the new display inch. They believe all the three suppliers are likely to get production orders as early as June, making handset production possible by August and guaranteeing its arrival before the all-important Christmas holiday period.
The new iPhone is expected to be longer and thinner than the 4S, measuring in at roughly 125mm by 58.5mm by 7.7mm. These dimension make the phone about 10mm taller than the 4S and roughly 2mm thinner while the width is largely unchanged. And because of this for the first time since the original iPhone, there will be a new aspect ratio.The back of the phone will be a departure from the norm as well. iLounge says that Apple will be adding a metal panel to the middle of the back. The panel will be completely flat and made of metal, not ceramic. The final big change is a new connector. This was rumored to be included on the new iPad but that never actually happened. The new connector is said to be slightly larger than the speaker holes on the new iPhone and eventually encompass all iOS devices moving forward.
The rumors appear more credible after Reuters claimed their own sources revealed the same three suppliers are already producing screens, however there's no information on the resolution of the display from either sources.
The reports follow rumors in March that suggested the new iPhone would feature a 4.6-inch display. If anything, the move to a 4.0-inch screen seems more likely, but we'll have to wait and see how this plays out.