Here’s a dumb rumor. According to a new report out of the East, the iPhone 5S is being delayed because Apple, at the last minute, decided to phase out the current 4-inch display for a 4.3-inch one.
Here’s what Bloomberg is saying:
Apple Inc. (AAPL) may delay the introduction of the iPhone 5S until the end of the year after the design was changed to feature a bigger 4.3-inch retina display screen, the Commercial Times reported.
The company previously scheduled the release for September or October, the Taiwanese newspaper reported, citing unidentified people in the semiconductor industry. Takashi Takebayashi, a spokesman for Apple in Tokyo, wasn’t immediately available to comment to Bloomberg News.
That’s because it’s nonsense. Apple’s S-series of iPhones always have a nearly identical form factor to the last generation. Apple’s not going to change that with the iPhone 5S. In addition, Apple’s not so stupid as to make a “last minute decision” to muck with a finished product, and they aren’t going to risk fragmenting their iOS market with a new screen size just a year after they made the screen on the iPhone 5 bigger. No way, no how.