Seth Weintraub of 9 to 5 Mac received information from what he calls a “reliable source at Foxconn” that the iPhone 5 is in production, based on a number of new designs being produced. Gruber denies that because it’s “too soon“. Weintraub also has some notes on a new form factor:
No teardrop-shaped devices, as rumored in the lead up to the iPhone 4S. Samples so far have been symmetrical in thickness (also longer/wider).
Gruber responded to that in the same post:
Longer and wider? Sounds like bullshit. I can see Apple putting a bigger display on a device of the same size. I can’t see them making a bigger device.
I agree that Apple probably won’t be making a physically larger phone, and I think it’s also plausible that they’ll put a four-inch display on the iPhone within a similar-sized package. But I also think it’s highly unlikely. There are so many good reasons for them to stick with the 3.5″ display.
Late yesterday, Google announced perhaps the biggest change it has ever made to its massive network of web services: Starting in March, your search and surf habits across all of Google’s products will be combined to form the mother of all behavioral profiles.