According to DigiTimes, Apple is working on a 4-inch model for the iPhone 5, due in June, to compete with Android's larger screens. Apple's biggest competitor, Android, has been crowned the world's leading smartphone platform, putting pressure on Apple to change its market strategy and come out with new models.
Recent rumours show that Apple is working on a smaller "iPhone nano"-like model, which will be cheaper, smaller model of the existing iPhone.
As Cnet report, Apple is working on three different prototypes of iPhone, including one with a slide-out keyboard and another with a longer battery life and upgraded camera. The interesting concept of an iPhone with a physical keyboard seems very unlike Apple, but with Android rapidly leaving iOS in the dust, Apple may just make radical changes to their hardware lineup.
Currently, the iPhone 4 comes with a 3.5-inch multi-touch display, so the change to a 4-inch model won't be a dramatic change. However, with all rumours, take this information with a grain of salt.
Digitimes is also reporting that Apple is planning to launch an iPad 2 with an "enhanced A4&Prime processor, with no explanation as to what that means and a fifth generation iPhone with the rumored A5 processor."
No word on the differences between the two chips or if the iPhone 5 will feature a faster chip than the iPad 2.
[tags]ipad 2,iphone 5,multi-touch display,iphone nanao,a4 processor,a5 processor[/tags]