Here’s something for Bermudian tech lovers to look forward to. With the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Bloomberg and Apples unofficial PR department confirming it, the new iPad mini seems like its going to happen as rumors suggesting this have abounded for quite some time. Now there is a little more proof out there.
First the Wall Street Journal said the next iPhone will have a four-inch screen, thenReuters agreed, and now Bloomberg’s sources are saying the same thing. Bloomberg are also reporting, however, that Steve Jobs was closely involved with the design process.
In some ways that’s a little surprising because, back in 2010, Jobs famously criticized large phones. He didn’t think anybody would ever want to carry a big phone, going as far as saying that “no one’s going to buy” one. The market has since proved him wrong and, if we’re to believeBloomberg’s reporting, clearly Jobs had changed his mind before his death in October last year.
With so many reports floating around about Apple’s shift to a four-inch screen, it’s beginning to seem inevitable. If you’re a small-screen fan, now might be a good time to brace yourself. [Bloomberg via The Verge]
I’ve got to say I find this interesting to read now, even after the hype of the last couple of days, where everyone says they are expecting a new 4″ screen. The reason I am still a bit skeptical is that Jobs himself said that a phone screen should be the size that you could hold in one hand and use your thumb to navigate the whole screen. Maybe they (Apple) will say Jobs had agreed to this to help make us feel that it is therefore OK that the screen is being enlarged, but we shall see soon enough.
Despite conflicting reports, we have reason to believe that the upcoming Apple Tablet will indeed carry a front facing video camera as recently described in the Wall Street Journal:
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