Apple's new iPhone is rumored to have a 4-inch screen, thinner body and smaller dock connector
We know how much you guys love a good Apple rumor, so here’s the latest. Apple is purportedly making some significant changes to its latest iPhone. By now you may have heard that the thing will supposedly sport a much larger display (word on the street is a 4-inch screen). Some folks, namely iLounge’s Jeremy Horwitz, also think that the smartphone will stand taller and be a noticeable 20 percent thinner the current chunky 4S model.
According to the same report, part of the iPhone’s backing will have a metal panel. A new, smaller dock connector is also rumored to be in order (to keep in line with the new, paper-thin physique), because, of course, Apple just can’t offer us the same convenience of a micro-USB, like pretty much every other smartphone manufacturer. iMore speculates that Apple won’t make the move to micro-USB, because “it’s not faster and not Apple’s style.”
Apparently nobody knows what to do about the 3.5mm headset jack, either. Will Apple eliminate it entirely? Some reports say it could be replaced by Bluetooth and AirPlay streaming. We can’t imagine too many iPhone users being thrilled about that one, especially since Bluetooth hasn’t been the greatest. But as always, until Apple decides to tell us what’s up (hopefully sometime this fall), this is all just a lot of geeky gossip.