Both The Wall Street Journal and Reuters have independently confirmed with their own sources that the next gen iPhone will feature a completely redesigned casing and a brand new 4 inch Retina Display with 4G LTE compatibility. Although these rumors have gone back and forth of late, we think the new iPhone will indeed get a larger screen and definitely receive 4G LTE connectivity.
Insider reports state that Apple has contacted LG, Sharp and Japan Display Corp to manufacture the new 4 inch screens, marking the first time Apple has changed the size of the iPhone’s screen.
Apple needs to shake up and redefine the iPhone with the influx of new Android devices daily and following their own release pattern, a new body design is scheduled for this year after internal software updates to the 4S. We predict this will be the best selling iPhone yet and will completely shatter all records set by the current iPhone 4S.
When Apple introduced the iPhone 4 body type, presales, lines, and actual sales were demolished. Expect this iPhone to have more hype, more lines and define a lot of what consumers perceive Apple as without Steve Jobs.