This week has been a productive one for iPhone 5 rumors. One of the speculations which caught everyone’s attention was the possibility of Apple equipping iPhone 5 with a 4 inch touch-screen. MacWorld.it folks gave this rumor some thought and have come up with how Apple may go about bringing a 4 inch smartphone – button-less phone.
The source puts forward an interesting thought of Apple bringing a 4 inch screen by removing the home button and replacing it with a permanent dock:
Assuming that the workspace remains of 960 × 640 pixels , Apple could increase the height of the screen to about 1,148 × 640 pixels (more or less, of course). Current applications exploit the conventional screen area, leaving off the pixels in excess seats in the lower part of the body or showing those elements that are currently hidden are displayed when you double-click the Home button.
I don’t know about you but I am not sure if I would want the lower portion of the screen to be restricted to the multi-tasking tray. So what do you want – button-less iPhone 5 or an iPhone 5 with a sliding keyboard?
[via 9 to 5 Mac]