When Steve Jobs took the wraps off the iPhone back in 2007, he described it as, among other things, a "widescreen iPod with touch controls." But when we finally got our hands on one, we realized that wasn't exactly true. Sure, it was wider than any of the iPods at the time, but it wasn't quite widescreen--rather, the iPhone utilized a 3.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, closer to a standard-definition television set than an HD one.
The rumors certainly seem to be stacking up in favor of a sixth-generation iPhone with a larger display this year, but while analysts pontificate about Apple fending off big-screen Android handsets, the real reason may be something far more practical.
The rumor mill has really been piling on with rumors of the next iPhone, which isn’t expected until this fall. The latest is a spy shot of a schematic which appears to show the front of the handset -- and yes, it matches the larger screen that keeps turning up.