To my opinion i still believe Apple is master of mobile innovation. Though not officially confirmed but a leaked report indicates that two iPhones are reportedly currently in testing over at Apple – codenamed N41AP (or 5,1) and N42AP (5,2). They are designed to offer larger displays with a higher resolution.
The exact specs of the new display are 3.95″ diagonal and 640 x 1136 pixel resolution. The hypothesis is that the screen will still measure 4.93 cm in width but at 8.76 cm it will be notably taller than the one on current-gen iPhone.
If the info is finally confirmed (which i know it will) it will mean that the next iPhone will sport an aspect ratio of 16:9 and not the current 3:2 one being used on former iPones. The bigger display would also require the upcoming iOS 6 to be optimized to fit more content on the bigger screen.
Apple’s iPhone display went mostly unchanged from the first generation of the iPhone to the third, but for the iPhone 4, Apple took the iPhone display to new heights with the incredible 640 x 960 Retina Display.
These prototype iphones (still in testing) are floating around Apple HQ in thick, locked shells in order to disguise the exterior design to “undisclosed” employees. 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.
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 640 x 1136. That’s an extra 176 pixels longer of a display. The screen will be the same 1.9632 inches wide, but will grow to 3.484 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.
Another hint is that Apple will be taking full advantage of their new pixels. Apple is currently testing builds of iOS 6 that are custom-built to the new iPhone’s display. These builds include a tweaked home screen with a fifth row of icons (besides the stationary app dock) and extended application user interfaces that offer views of more content.
I hope this bay is born sooner than later, because i want to get my hands on it