There have been persistent rumors that have suggested that Apple’s next-gen iPhone would sport a larger 4” display. According to the folks at 9to5 Mac, it seems that at the moment, Apple is currently testing out multiple iPhones and one of the iPhones being tested out does indeed feature a larger display. So how much bigger are we talking about? Assuming 9to5 Mac’s sources are to be believed, the display is supposedly set at a larger 3.95” diagonally and will be getting an upgrade in resolution as well. Compared to the iPhone 4/4S’ 640×960 Retina display, this new display is expected to feature a resolution of 640×1136, making it 176 pixels “longer” than its predecessors.
In order to accommodate the larger display and new resolution, it seems that Apple will also be introducing custom builds of iOS 6 that will be tailored to fit the new iPhone’s display. These tweaks include a fifth row of icons and extended application user interfaces that will provide users with more viewable content. Also given that the resolution is close to the 16:9 aspect ratio, videos that use the 16:9 ratio should be able to play full screen with any issues.
Of course considering that we have yet to see this rumored 3.95” iPhone ourselves, we will be taking this with a grain of salt for now until an official announcement has been made! In the mean time, Apple is expected to unveil iOS 6 at WWDC which will be taking place next month, so be sure to check back with us then for the details!
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