There are all sorts of rumours swirling around at the moment about whether Apple is going to create a larger version of the iPhone. By which I don’t mean just a stretched version (yeah iPhone 5 I am looking at you) but a properly proportioned version.
The suggestion is that later this year Apple is going to release and iPhone with a 5 inch screen. Why that size? Because its dimensions would mean that they could do so without having to change the user interface. Which is exactly what they did for the iPad Mini only in reverse. Marco Arment goes through the specifics here.
But just what would a 5 inch iPhone look like and feel like in the hand? Well MacRumours have got that covered by creating a cut out and make version of the iPhone with a five inch screen so that you can get an idea. How could I resist!
I was surprised at how well it fitted in the hand and didn’t seem as ridiculously large as I was expecting it to be. Of course one thing that you cannot assess is the weight as this one is filled with air but on the whole I like it and if Apple did release such a thing I might be tempted to do an upgrade.
You can see below some side by side comparisons between the iPhone 4S and its paper cousin. What do you think? Do you want a larger iPhone?