It is being talked about that electronic giant Apple is planning to increase the size of the display unit in its next iPhone. KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo, who is known to have sources within Apple’s supply chain stated that the screen of the gadget will be increased to 4.08 inches added with a resolution of 1,136 x 640 pixels and a ratio of 16:9. He further stated that Apple will introduce a taller iPhone with a 4-inch 16:9 screen by the end of 2012.
Kuo wrote in a statement that iPhone 5 is expected to carry a 4.08-inch in-cell IPS panel screen with a display resolution of 1,136 x 640 and 500-nit brightness. The analyst also explained that these specifications would stand for a valid compromise of Apple’s values like the single-handed operability, backwards compatibility with iPhone apps, battery life and an enhanced user experience derived from having a larger screen.
He is also of the opinion that Apple has prevented displays above 4.3 inches because the device with a large screen size would be difficult to operate with one hand. His study also suggests that there is a modulation point at 4.3-inches where larger screen sizes require a visibly larger battery better capacity.
Referring to his previous report in which he discussed about the rumoured plans of Apple to build the next iPhone thinner, Kuo said that Apple might keep the battery capacity of its sixth-generation iPhone at around 1,400mAh which is similar to the current-generation’s capacity.
To give length to the screen without giving it any width would serve more than just an ergonomic purpose. Kuo stated his believe that the untouched width of the screen would save on application reformulated prices because legacy apps could merely be letterboxed. The 16:9 resolution of the screen would provide more viewing space while typing in portrait mode to the users and it would more naturally display films in landscape mode. The analyst also opined that a longer iPhone would bring the speaker close to users’ ears and the receiver closer to their mouths and thus would make it easier for them to hear and speak clearly.
Various other similar reports suggest the same thing as it is in Kuo’s analysis which suggested that Apple may boost the height of the screen of the iPhone without escalating the width. The analyst has also said that the larger screen fitted in the device will help stimulate sales of the new iPhone when it arrives in to the market. He believes that in the year 2012, 65-70 million next-generation iPhone units would be sold.
The next iPhone from Apple is largely being anticipated to hit the market by the end of this year, however, there are some differences regarding its releasing month whether to be September or October. Various reports on the next iphone have mentioned that there is the possibility for the next Apple device to make a leap to LTE while rests believe it will sport a new design added with aluminum back.