This is probably the tastiest bit of speculation I’ve seen regarding the iPhone 5 so far. Many rumors were spinning regarding the size of the next generation iPhone’s display. Some said 4″, others stated less. The one problem I always suspected was with the trademark name, “Retina” display. If it was a 4″ display with the same resolution as the iPhone 4, it could no longer be a “Retina” display. The pixel density would fall below 300ppi (pixels per inch) which is the density at which the human retina can no longer distinguish pixels from one another. With a 3.7″ display, it would be 312ppi, just clinging on to its namesake.
The leaked images from M.I.C gadget – a source with reliable leaks in the past – show that, as expected, the form factor will remain the same. The iPhone itself will not be any bulkier, longer, or wider. The display appears to be 3.7″ and not 4″ in the images. The screen will simply take up more room on the front of the phone. This of course means thinner bezels, but the extra 0.2″ screen real estate should make a noticeable difference.
Of course, what we do know already is that the handset will have the dual-core A5 processor in its circuitry. Now it seems we can tick 3.7″ display off the list of rumors, and move it across to the “almost fact” section. Although it’s only a rumor, I’d put a pretty heavy bet on this turning out to be true.
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Via: M.I.C. Gadget