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Could the iPhone 5 have a 4-inch screen while keeping the same 4S footprint?

A reader on The Verge, Timothy Collins, had recently posited an interesting theory on how Apple might implement a 4-inch screen in the iPhone 5. Basically, he thought that they could cram a larger touchscreen without changing the basic iPhone 4 chassis or altering the Retina-grade pixel density.

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Kindle Fire usability tests confirm Steve Jobs' criticism of 7-inch form factor

For those still holding out hope for a 7-inch iPad, noted usability guru Jakob Nielsen has run tests on the Amazon Kindle Fire's user interface and come away with the interesting observations about the challenges involved.

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Why did iPhone 4S stick with the 3.5-inch screen?

There were rumors Apple might move to a 3.75 or even 4-inch screen for the 2011 iPhone, but instead iPhone 4S was introduced with the same 3.5-inch screen size Apple has used since 2007. Dustin Curtis thinks it all boils down to what it usually does for Apple -- usability.

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Do you want a bigger iPhone?

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Does the iPhone's 3.5-inch screen ever make you wish for something bigger? With 3.7-inch, 4-inch, and 4.3-inch devices all the rage on other platforms these days, do you want Apple to announce a larger form factor for iPhone 5?

At 960x640 they have the pixels to scale, even if it would reduce density to do so. If it wasn't Retina Display, but was Big Display, would that be better? A larger screen means it's easier to read, easier to tap buttons, but harder to fit in your pocket (or hand if you're dainty).

Tell us your preference in the poll above and give us the details in the comments below.

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