New iPhone To Sport A 3.95 Inch Display With 1136 x 640 Resolution, New Dock Connector
9to5Mac is reporting that they’ve got some pretty good intel on the next iPhone that suggest a new 3.95 inch widescreen display and the rumored dock connector. According to their report, they’ve got a lot and much more is yet to come. The report mentions Apple testing two new iPhones, both with larger displays, but only one of which will make it into production.
As per the article, 9to5Mac seems to know a lot about these secret iPhone models that are currently being tested at Apple’s headquarters. The undisclosed insider says that these models are being carried around in thickly disguised cases so as to keep those without enough clearance, away! Those models are apparently codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2), but only one of them will hit production and will be announced later this year.
Right now we know of a few next-generation iPhone candidates in testing. These prototype phones are floating around Apple HQ in thick, locked shells in order to disguise the exterior design to “undisclosed” employees. We know of two next-generation iPhones in testing with a larger display: the iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2. These phones are in the PreEVT stage of development and are codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2). Because Apple reserves certain models for internal-only usage (such as the N96 phone we previously reported on), we’re not sure which of the two devices will make its way into the world later this year.
The report also suggests that Apple may add another row of icons to the Homescreen and build a custom version of iOS 6 for the larger display. The new display will have 1136 x 640 resolution, which will still be as clear and crisp as the Retina display. The display will retain the same width, but will be taller, hence the iPhone size should remain the same. 16:9 widescreen videos could be played at their original resolution on the new display, if this all turns out to be true. Both devices do sport the Home button and the much rumored dock connector was also seen, a fairly smaller version of the current dock connector. That’s all for now, but the blog does promise on providing more info on the hardware etc.
We will keep you informed of all the new reports and rumors regarding the new iPhone, iPhone 5 or whatever it may be called. Meanwhile, let us know what you think of a 3.95 widescreen display on a similarly shaped and sized iPhone as the current one. Use the comments section.