9to5 Mac provides the latest rumor about the next iPhone sporting a larger display. According to...


9to5 Mac provides the latest rumor about the next iPhone sporting a larger display. According to its source, Apple (AAPL) has two iPhone prototypes in testing that sport a 3.95" display with an 1136x640 resolution (the 4S' display has a 960x640 resolution), which indicates a wider aspect ratio. It's added Apple is testing versions of iOS 6 that are custom-built for the larger display. If the rumor is true, some developers might not be thrilled about the change in dimensions. (previous)

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  • Yokyok
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    3.95" display. groundbreaking. wow. magical. bet they have a patent on it too.
    22 May 2012, 09:27 AM Reply Like
  • sawchain
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    http://bit.ly/KjIIWU
    22 May 2012, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • Canary Cash
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    awesome, 16:9 aspect ratio, trying to lower costs
    22 May 2012, 09:42 AM Reply Like
  • AnecdotalEmpiricist
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    Funny how none of these articles ever feature an actual developer who has a negative view of the changes. I'm sure that every developer will be thrilled when the size of the market for their app increases by another 50 million devices.
    22 May 2012, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Common knowledge is rarely referenced.

     

    If you need help understanding why an aspect ratio/screen resolution change is such a big deal look into Android's transition top Honeycomb, which if I remember correctly was the first version of Android to support tablet sized resolutions.

     

    It was a very messy transition and resolution issues still hound the platform, something Apple has intelligently managed to avoid.

     

    Of course that was Jobs, this is Cook. Different strokes from different folks, so who knows how things will play out.
    23 May 2012, 11:07 AM Reply Like
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