Recently there had been rumors indicating that Apple has decided to move away from its 3.5 inch traditional screen size it has always used for its iPhone displays. And a report from 9to5mac suggests that Apple would be keeping its next iPhone, iPhone 5 display size‘at least 4-inch’. Suppliers had been given orders to start production in June and many leading ones had been roped in for the purpose.
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iPhone 5 release date is in October this year which makes it a matter of months when we will be able to set eyes on the most anticipated device of this year. There have been lots of rumors and speculations circulating the market providing hints about the iPhone 5 display size and the iPhone 5 features. It was just a couple of weeks earlier that Apple was heard to be developing a smaller and rounder dock connector for its next gen iPhone and to be planning on a metallic backside and a 4-inch screen.
A larger screen means an increased resolution and pixel size. Apple went for a change in the fourth iteration of the iPhone, the iPhone 4 as it provided it with an amazing 640×960 Retina Display. However, there still wasn’t any change in the size of the screen. But now things have changed as theCupertinohas decided to increase the screen size.
According to reports, there are two next-generation prototypes of the upcoming iPhone – The iPhone 5,1 and 5,2 that are being tested using a larger display. These phones are in the PreEVT stage of development and are codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2). So the suspense is still maintained as Apple has not yet revealed which of the two prototypes will be the chosen one for release this year.
The phones mentioned above have a display size of 3.95 inches and Apple is planning to increase it besides adding pixels to it too. So, the next generation iPhone will feature a display resolution of 640×1136 similar to a 16:9 screen ratio. And Apple sure knows how to manipulate the features as it has used the new resolution to test iOS 6 builds like a tweaked home screen with a fifth row of icons including the stationary app dock and a large number of application user interfaces to offer viewing of more content. And because of the extra pixels Apple can bring about the same sharpness as in the current iPhone retina display.