The iPhone 5 will sport a larger screen, 4-inches rounded up, which has a resolution of 1,136 x 640 pixels, a new report says.
If you want to split hairs, 9to5Mac says that the iPhone 5 will have a screen that’s has the same width as the screens of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S at 1.9632 inches, but will have a new length of 3.484 inches.
This means that the display, despite growing in size, will still be a Retina Display as its pixel density in pixels per inch will be very near the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
Two news organizations, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters, both reported as of late that the iPhone 5 will indeed depart from Apple’s tradition of putting a 3.5-inch display in their smartphone.
Apple has, since it launched the original iPhone in 2007, stuck to 3.5-inch just upping the resolution to an impressive 329.65ppi.
Nonetheless, there’s still much time for Apple to change its mind as the release of the iPhone 5 is expected to be on October.
Apple released the iPhone 4S in October of last year, departing from its tradition to launch a new version of its iPhone about mid-year every year.
Last year, just a day after the iPhone 4S was launched, Apple’s legendary cofounder and chief executive Steve Jobs passed away.
This loss for the company was seen as a contributing factor for the iPhone 4S becoming a big hit.
That may be repeated this year as the Cupertino, California-based consumer electronics giant releases the iPhone 5.
It’s been reported just recently that Steve Jobs had a big role in the iPhone 5. Specifically, the redesign of the iPhone for the sixth generation is said to be a project Jobs “worked closely” on
Reaffirming the reports from The Wall Street Journal and Reuters that the iPhone 5 will indeed have a 4-inch screen, Bloomberg said – citing unnamed sources familiar with what is going on inside Apple regarding their next iPhone – that Steve Jobs had a hand at redesigning the iPhone before his death last October.
Meanwhile, 9to5Mac says that there are currently two versions of the iPhone 5 – “codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2),” the site says – which are currently at the pre-EVT (Engineering Verification Test) testing stage at Apple’s laboratories.
Furthermore, the iPhone 5 may also have a smaller dock connector compared to its predecessors.