Apple is reportedly testing two iPhone devices with a larger display: the iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2) and are in the Pre-EVT (Engineering Verification Testing) stage, marking it as early development prototype. These prototype iPhones are being tested in thick, locked shells in order to disguise the exterior design to prevent possible leak. A similar report from 9to5Mac claimed that the sixth generation iPhone is internally codenamed as N96.
Since Apple is far better than most companies at keeping a lid on its upcoming products it is uncertain whether the final retailing model will be N41AP (5,1), N42AP (5,2) or N96. Apple manufacturers often develop multiple versions of models on Apple’s request to test out different features and many of them don’t make it past the Apple’s R&D lab. Therefore, it is uncertain which model will be passed in testing.
The report further states that both the EVT models, which are under testing, have larger display – 3.95 inches diagonally, to be specific. The screen will be 1.94 inches wide, and 3.45 inches tall. The anonymous source reveals that Apple will likely retain the current resolution and will add pixel density to the display. The new iPhone display resolution will be 640 x1136 with almost 16:9 screen ratio.
Apple have already started testing builds of iOS 6 on these two iPhones and since the height has been increased, extra real-state generated adds a fifth row of icons offering to view more content to user.
Debunking previous claims, the report concluded that these prototypes sport a physical home button and the smaller dock connector and that Apple will bring smaller dock connectors to all of their iOS devices in future. The dock connector, however, is not exactly a “pill-shape” as rumored – It is between the size of a Micro-USB and Mini-USB connector.
Rumors from multiple sources corroborate that the next-generation iPhone will ditch that classic connector for something smaller. So your 30-pin charger in your home may not be compatible with the next generation iPhone.