We recently reported that Apple had filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization to gain control of the domain iPhone5.com. The domain was earlier a discussion forum about Apple’s upcoming iPhone device but Apple wanted to have it because it felt it had a right to. Now, sources are claiming that has been granted the ownership of the domain.
Does this mean that Apple may indeed have named the next iPhone as iPhone 5? We can’t say for sure but that does seem a possibility, now that we know Apple really, really wanted to get that domain.
Bloomberg is also reporting that the next iPhone will be the last iPhone that late Steve Jobs designed himself. So we can see the work of a genius all in there. And the interesting part is that the design will comprise of a larger screen, a source tells. This would mean that Jobs had envisioned that the move towards larger smartphone displays was inevitable and may have designed the next iPhone accordingly. A number of reports earlier too have spoken about a larger display in iPhone 5.
The new and revamped design of iPhone, the sources claim, will feature a screen that measures 4 inches from corner to corner. That will be a significant increase in the display size of iPhone. Moreover, it has been told by these sources that Apple has been working on the upcoming model of iPhone even before iPhone 4S. While that sounds a little improbable, it may be true if indeed Jobs was the one to design it.
Apple has already placed orders for the new screens and three chief display vendors will be catering to Apple’s needs, including LG Display, Sharp Corp. and Japan Display.