Apple is reportedly planning to launchiPhone 5 that would feature a four-inch screen, an idea that was turned down by the company's late visionary-co founder .
According to Website iLounge, sources within Apple have revealed that Jobs' refusal to upgrade to a bigger screen is going to be the first thing to go in the new iPhone 5 that would be unveiled in 2012.
It is believed that Jobs was unhappy with the phone's bigger screen because it 'fragmented' iPhones, the Daily Mail reports.
ILounge, one of the most reliable source of early information onApple products, said that the next-generation iPhone will not look like the teardrop-shaped version that was widely rumored for release in 2011.
"The device will have a 4-inch display and will be 8mm longer than before, with a metal casing (probably aluminum). It is on track to be introduced in summer of 2012, and is still in the engineering phase, not early production," the report said.
According to an industry source, speaking to businessinsider.com, the iPhone 5 was real and was only scrapped months before the iPhone 4S was announced.
The source claims to have spent about two weeks with one prototype version of the new phone, which was much flatter than the current version.
Its screen was four inches diagonal, making it bigger than the current iPhone.
It is also believed that it was supposed to have a ten-mega pixel lens and, like the iPad2, and had nicer screen with better colors.