We’ve already shown you photos of what appears to be the rear plate of a next gen iPhone today, but new claims from infamous industry blog DigiTimes could throw even more confusion onto an already mind-bending situation.

In a new report, DigiTimes has set about debunking a supposedly leaked video claiming a 4.2″ iPhone 5 is imminent. The problem? The video they’re so upset about was clearly a fake…

“Despite rumors about iPhone 5 featuring a 4.2-inch panel circulating within the IT market for a while, following a leak from Apple’s website in Switzerland in early August”

If we disregard the video, DigiTimes’ sources suggest that the iPhone 5 will sport a 3.5-3.7″ screen, “with a design to allow the bezel of the panel to become thinner and make the screen look larger.”

The most interesting claim is that the new model’s ear plate will be made from a metal construction, which doesn’t entirely jive with our iPhone 5 photos. This may be more evidence that Apple will unveil two new iPhones in the coming weeks, or just that the Cupertino company has been experimenting with different materials.

If yet more rumors are to be believed, we might not have too long to wait before we find out just what Apple has up its sleeve. A late-September or early-October announcement is becoming increasingly likely, with a release coming a few short weeks after that.

At this point, it’s becoming so hard to know who to believe that we’re just as confused now as we were a couple of months ago, but the idea of an iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 coming to market in the next few weeks is beginning to make sense, with Apple possibly killing off the iPhone 4 once and for all.

Given the choice, and depending on specifications, would you rather go for an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5?

[MacRumors]

  • To be honest I think when you get to a 4″ screen it just becomes too large. Phones stop fitting in lots of pockets, it becomes harder to hold, it’s just not something I like. I’d much rather it stay the same, or very slightly larger, size with the ‘padding’ becoming smaller.

    • Mike

      +1 .. I for one do not intend to buy a new iPhone that is the same size as all HTC handsets, they just don’t look or feel right imo and I don’t see why the obsession with a larger screen, if you want a bigger screen just buy an iPad, they are called mobile phones for a reason, the key is in the name.

      • Totally agree. You aren’t going to do all your web surfing on a phone, you’re just going to use it when you can’t use anything else, so convenience is key.

    • 1. I’m talking about the trousers I have to wear for school, as well as some cargo trousers. I never wear skinny jeans.
      2. Where do phones belong then? I don’t carry around a bag everywhere I go so that’s a logical places to put my phone.
      3. I’ve never really had a problem with it being a strain on my eyes, and I sometimes use 7GB of data a month.
      4. I guess if you use it after using a big screen then yeah it’s pretty noticeable, but personally I don’t find it a problem after using my iPad for a while.

    • solefresh

      my iphone 4 purchased on release day has never used anything more than a bumper case and always stays in my pocket..the iphone was completely MINT before selling it last month..and i wear fitted pants occasionaly; its all about how you value it i believe.i take great care of my phones

    • @solefresh I use a Mophie Juice Pack Plus (http://www.mophie.com/mophie-juice-pack-plus-iPhone-4-battery-case-p/1160_jpp-ip4-blk.htm) and my iPhone hasn’t got any scratches, dents or faults whatever on it and I’ve had it since about 2 weeks after release day. Saying that I know somebody who smashed their 3GS’s screen completely. It’s all about how much care you take about it, and if you’re careful you’ll have no problems.

  • Hiral

    amazing design

    • If that is the actual design, which it probably isn’t…

  • Ras

    F()ck all this bullshit rumors.I am getting sick and tired of this