More Evidence Stacks Up for 4-Inch, 640x1136 Screen for Next-Gen iPhone
August 8, 2012 8:23 PM
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The iOS simulator for iOS 6 shows that a 4-inch screen and 640x1136 resolution makes the most sense for the next iPhone
A new report from
9 to 5 Mac
provides further evidence that Apple's next-generation iPhone will have a few screen changes, such as size and resolution.
As we near the next-generation
iPhone's announcement on September 12
, more and more rumors are making their way around as far as specs go. It is to have a slightly updated design with a screen that measures 3.999 inches diagonally (which is about 30 percent larger than the current iPhone 4S), a smaller
(as opposed to the usual 30-pin), a relocated headphone jack, centered camera, and a unibody casing with metal backplates.
some of these specs
are still up in the air awaiting confirmation,
9 To 5 Mac
may have figured out some truth to the screen-related rumors. Using the iOS simulator application in the iOS development tools,
9 To 5 Mac
created a few different scenarios that compared iOS 5.1 and iOS 6.
What it found was that the iOS 6 version was fitted for larger displays (meaning the new 3.999-inch screen rather than the standard 3.5-inch screen for the current iPhone). IOS 6 is scalable to a longer display, even showing five full rows of apps per screen while the current iPhone only has four rows.
9 to 5
Mac applied a 640x1136 resolution to the iOS 6 display using the iOS simulator, and found that this was the only resolution that fit perfectly with the screen size. Other resolutions made the screen's apps look like the iPad's layout, which is not typical of the iPhone.
9 to 5 Mac
isn't 100 percent that
Apple will go with this screen size and resolution
, the evidence is stacking up that this may be the case. I guess we'll find out come September.
9 to 5 Mac
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RE: So Innovative!
8/10/2012 7:40:01 PM
Pentile OLED 1280x720 (or in my case, 1280x800) is superior to 960x640 LCD. Pentile is simply a smarter way to arrange pixels, giving you higher avg resolution for the same sub-pixel count.
When it comes to blacks levels and contrast, through, LCD doesn't hold a candle to AMOLED. It's such an amazing display experience (largely due to the lack of good blacks ever since the CRT died off) that barring some technological revolution, I'll never buy another LCD phone or TV again.
Honestly, whether you compare the 4S screen to an 800x480 non-pentile OLED display (available before the release of the 4S) or a 1280x720 pentile AMOLED (available shortly after), I prefer the AMOLED screen over the iPhone.
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