Larger screen may be a reality.
The latest dispatch from the unstoppable iPhone 5 rumour mill comes from the Japanese Mac blog MacOtakara. It says that Chinese manufacturers have started to increase work on the iPhone 5.
Their report, which references Chinese sources, says that the production phase is in full-swing, with design changes being implemented including the addition of glass to the handset's backplate.
While earlier leaks suggested that the iPhone 5 will have a unibody chassis with a two-tone all-metal deign, the new details state that there will be an inlaid glass piece between the top and bottom edges of the backplate. The last two iPhones were sandwiched by Gorilla Glass, but the changes here lend credence to the suggestion that the iPhone 5 may have a larger screen (4-inch Retina display with 16:9 aspect ratio).
Many analysts still believe the new device will be released in the autumn, ensuring Apple can take full advantage of the lucrative Christmas shopping season.