The next-gen iPhone’s screen has been the talk of the tech world over the last couple of weeks. Especially after stories from both Reuters and The Wall Street Journal broke saying that the new iPhone would be sporting a 4-inch screen. The 4″ display speculation went pretty much unchallenged, until now.
A new story from 9to5mac sets a new rumor fire ablaze. The popular tech site is reporting that the next iPhone – already in testing with another iPhone model – is going to have a 3.95-inch display on board. Also that the resolution is going to now be 1136 x 640. Currently, the two prototype testers are being used by Apple employees, and are codenamed iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 (or N41AP and N42AP). If the display does turn out to be this size, it would also mean a change in aspect ratio from 3:2 to – as near as makes no difference – 16:9 (otherwise known as widescreen).
9to5mac had the following to say on its site:
“Both of these phones sport a new, larger display that is 3.95 inches diagonally. Apple will not just increase the size of the display and leave the current resolution, but will actually be adding pixels to the display. The new iPhone display resolution will be 1136 x 640. That’s an extra 176 pixels longer of a display. The screen will be the same 1.94 inches wide, but will grow to 3.45 inches tall. This new resolution is very close to a 16:9 screen ratio, so this means that 16:9 videos can play full screen at their native aspect ratio.”
To be completely honest, I jumped on the 4-inch screen bandwagon for two reasons. One, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal are both well known and respected news sources. Two, I just really want a bigger screen on my iPhone. With this new rumor in tow, it’s nearly impossible to know exactly what Apple is planning…which is what the tech giant wants, I’m sure. That being said, getting a 3.95″ display is hardly worth crying over if you’re expecting a 4″ screen. It’s only .05 of an inch.
The thing that makes it hard is that 9to5mac often gets internal information from its Apple sources. Sometimes the info is wrong, sometimes it’s right. Goes without saying, take this with a grain of salt. One thing is for certain though and that is if Apple doesn’t bump up the screen size, plenty of angry geeks iFans will be smashing iPhones.
What are your thoughts? Do you care whether the screen is 4-inches or 3.95 inches? Or do you just want a bigger screen? Chime in down below in the comments