The new rumors about the long-awaited Apple’s new products – the next generation of iPhone has been revealed in the market by Wei Feng network of China. It claims that: Apple is going to double the pixel count for the next iPhone i.e. from iPhone 5 screen with 727,000 pixels up to 1,454,000 pixels. The actual resolution would only grow from 640 x 1136 to somewhere around 960 x 1606. If not the screen size continues to increase, the resolution will be greatly improved.
According to the sources, iPhone 5S (or iPhone 6) side bezels will be thinner, similar to the iPad mini. The Japanese media “Macotakara” revealed a few days ago, “iPhone 5S” started trial production next month and will be officially unveiled in September this year.
The next generation iPhone will be the first time in many colors, according to previous rumors from various other sources and with the addition of fingerprint recognition technology.
The current iPhone 5 has about 326ppi pixel density. If the rumor is true, the next iPhone will have a screen with around 460ppi pixel density (assuming the screen size doesn’t change). If Apple decides to match current 5″ 1080p droids at 440ppi, the screen size can be increased up to 4.2″.
Apple has previously doubled the pixel count going from the 3GS to the iPhone 4, both horizontally and vertically, effectively quadrupling the pixel count. Apps that didn’t support the new resolution were easily upscaled. From the iPhone 4 and 4S to the 5, Apple added an extra 176 pixel rows and apps that don’t support the new resolution are just letterboxed with black bars (some still have them).
But to double the pixel count for the next iPhone, Apple will need to multiply the horizontal and the vertical pixel count by a square root of 2 (so the resulting resolution is something like 960 x 1606). Scaling apps to fit will be more difficult this time (or there will be black bars on the sides too), so it’s unlikely Apple will go for this solution.
The rumored brand new look for iOS 7 might help somehow, but we’ll have to wait and see.