AppleInsider has the inside scoop from KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo. He says the dubbed ‘New iPhone’ display size will be increased to roughly 4.08 inches with a resolution of 1136 by 640 pixels. This would bump the aspect ratio to 16:9 allowing for HD movies to play in their native resolution. Kuo’s is known for having “sources deep within Apple’s supply chain.”
The width of the phone will not change, but the height will. The transition from 3.5 inches to 4 inches should be complete quite smoothly. The phone will feature “backwards compatibility with iPhone apps, battery life and an improved user experience derived from having a larger screen.” Overall this mean iPhone applications from all the former devices will still work, the only downside is the letterboxes, as if we were watching a widescreen movie.
As noted in a earlier report, the long device would also make room for a larger battery. With the LTE and larger screen, this will be well needed; especially considering the horrible battery life experienced on the iPhone 4s. But if you ask Kuo, he says the battery capacity will stay around 1,400 mAh, close to the current iPhone battery.
In my opinion, but of the mockups of the iPhone by Kuo are spot on. Numerous rumors have pointed Apples Facetime camera being in the center, and the device being near 4-inches. I only disagree with the fact the iPhone may have a battery of the same capacity. I find that hard to believe especially with the battery-consuming LTE capability.
What do you guys think of this report? I find it more of the same, all the rumors lately have matched up similarly to past reports.