Next iPhone To Receive Display Improvements; June 25th Launch
Reports from DigiTimes claim that the next generation iPhone, rumored to be released in June 2010, will receive numerous improvements that will top many currently available smartphones.
To date, the majority of rumors indicate that the next iPhone will have a high resolution display of 960 x 640 pixels, compared to the current 480 x 320. Using the majority of leaked iPhone prototypes, the best comparison can only be qualitative in nature. However today, the report from DigiTimes further confirms the iPhone display rumors indicating that the screen will be 960 x 640.
The report also indicates that the next iPhone will feature a FFS (fringe-field switching) display, which is a technology that should greatly improve viewing angles and display performance in areas of bright light, such as being outside.
By incorporating FFS technology, which enables a wider viewing angle and clearer visual quality under in sunlight, Apple is aiming to improve the handset’s e-book reader features and promote its iBooks Store. HTC’s Hero smartphone has already adopted this technology.
Reading more, the DigiTimes report also details that the next iPhone display panel is 33% thinner than in current iPhone models. This allows for increased space for the battery, which means greater battery life.
On the internal side of things, the next iPhone is reported to receive an ARM Cortex A8 processor and 512MB of RAM. This actually runs against recent iPhone prototype reveals where those devices included 256MB of RAM.
The iPhone 4G will run on the Arm Cortex A8 processor and a 512MB memory module from Samsung Electronics, doubling the memory capacity seen in the iPhone 3GS to take advantage of the multi-tasking capability of the iPhone 4.0 platform