Rumor: iPhone 5 Will Have a 16:9 Display
As we grow closer to October, the anticipated month for the release of the iPhone 5, rumors of the new iPhone have been running wild.
Today, 9to5Mac reported that the new iPhone will have 16:9 aspect ratio instead of the current 3:2. The width of the screen will stay the same at 1.9632 inches, but 176 pixels will be added to the display– making it 640 x 1136 resolution. The glass is said to measure 3.484 inches tall and 3.9999 inches diagonally, much larger than the iPhone 4S’s 3.5-inch screen. The extra pixels will make the bigger display just as sharp as its current Retina display.
The taller screen will also create different software possibilities for Apple’s iOS6, and it is rumored that Apple is planning on taking full advantage of that with talks of a fifth row of icons. Of course, many believe that Apple will not go with a 16:9 screen because it would create fragmentation for developers who would have to design their apps for both the old and new aspect ratios.