The front panel of what supposedly is the next generation iPhone 5 has been leaked by iDealsChina. As you can see in the image below, the screen size has been increased to four inches with barely any bezel left at all due to this so-called edge to edge screen.
China’s 1st iPhone 5 photo has surfaced! From this photo it seems that the screen size will be larger than iPhone 4. There has been a lot of specualtion about a larger screen and maybe this will be one of the upgrades we will see when iPhone 5 is released this summer.
If this leaked front panel is the real deal and not just a fan’s homemade prototype, then we can be certain that Apple’s intention is to offer a larger-screen device to ensure that smartphone competition stays in their favour (not that they need to). By comparison to the current iPhone 4’s 3.5-inch display, you can see a notable difference in the illustration done by 9 to 5 Mac below.
It would look abit awkward but not something difficult to get used to. Our only worry is how will its already minimal battery life cope? I suppose Apple will leave that with iPhone case-makers then.