Apple rumors took a holiday yesterday, but started up again today for another week with new Apple rumors. Today’s offerings are actually new takes rather than rehashing of existing rumors. First off, the iPhone 5S or 6 is claimed to have an all new display that will feature twice as many pixels as the iPhone 5. According to Chinese site, WeiPhone.com, the next iPhone will have 1.5 million pixels compared to the current 730,000 pixels, and boost the pixel density from 326 to nearly 500. It’s not clear how Apple would pull off such a feat, and WeiPhone doesn’t have much of a track record beyond forum posted photos of leaked iOS device parts. Still it’s interesting, and the claims may be for the iPhone 6 in 2014 with thinner bezels to create a screen with a higher pixel density and resolution than a 1080P screen from other smartphone manufacturers.
If the iPhone double pixel density rumor isn’t new enough for you, there’s also a claim that Apple is working on a 12.9” iPad “Maxi” for a 2014 launch. Despite the humorous name, the report by Korean Site ETNews.com still poses an interesting potential product. Imagine if Apple made a nearly 13” touchscreen device to apply to more professional usability tools. Apple could theoretically call it the iPad Pro to go with the current iPad, and the 7.9 iPad mini to have a full line of different choices, just like they have with Macbooks. ETNews.com has virtually no track record, but the claim is more interesting as an idea, than a rumor of what to expect next year.
Both rumors offer intriguing food for though on Apple’s potential future.