While Digitimes‘ anonymous industry sources did not comment on whether the next generation iPhone a.k.a iPhone 5’s screen size will enlarge in width, they have revealed that it will pack a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 1136 x 640 and 326ppi, which will make iPhone the “number one” 4-inch phone in terms of panel specifications in the market.
In terms of ppi however, the numbers appear to be the same as iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S displays.
“The screen size will be half an inch larger diagonally compared with Apple’s 3.5-inch iPhone 4S and will have enhanced resolution from 960 by 540 to 1136 by 640”.
The sources also pointed out that the next generation iPhone’s display will feature in-cell touch screen panel technology and will be manufactured by Japan Display, LG Display and Sharp. Other details such as the iPhone 5’s camera specifications etc have not yet been revealed.
The report further claims that despite the fact all the panel makers have enhanced yield rates and production is apparently going smoothly, Apple will not be able to keep up with market demand.
“Sources also said that Apple’s new device continues to push the envelope in technology and will most likely cause other handset vendors to release 4-inch sized phones with similar specifications to counterbalance competition in the market”.