Since last five years, Apple has been adamant in keeping the display of the iPhone to 3.5-inches – on the basis that it is the optimal size for operating your phone with one hand. But now Apple is all set to change his heart by introducing a bigger and sharper display for its iPhone 5!
Reported by WSJ, an anonymous industry source has spilled the beans on the possible bigger display of the next iPhone. Yes – “At Least 4-inches”. The source said that Apple has asked its suppliers to start producing the Retina display for the iPhone 5, which measure at least 4 inches diagonally compared with 3.5 inches on the iPhone 4S.
If rumors are to be believed, Apple would then have to sacrifice pixel density and apps would have to be rewritten. At around 300ppi and 280ppi respectively, the screen would have a higher density than the new iPad. iOS 6 beta which is scheduled to be released during WWDC 2012 will clear the picture about the upcoming iOS devices – at least for the next generation iPhone. And, if the iPhone 5 does come with a 4.0-inch display, it’d make for a very interesting showdown with the android smartphones such as - Samsung Galaxy S3 which measures 4.8-inch.
Do remember that WSJ is one of Apple’s preferred channels for staging leaks to contain consumer and investor expectations. So take this report on serious note. What is your opinion?
Update: Reuters recent report resonates with earlier claims, quoting one of its sources confirming that the next generation iPhone display screen will measure 4 inches diagonally, as opposed to the “at least 4 inches” reported by The Wall Street Journal.