Is 640 x 1136 the new screen resolution of the iPhone 5?

In case you missed it, there are rumours that somewhere around September Apple is going to launch the next version of the iPhone. And by that time, iOS 6 should be ready too. Among the rumours are hints of a larger screen, and in one of the development tools for iOS, some evidence has been found supporting the rumour that Apple is changing the iPhone's screen size for the first time since the launch back in 2007. Although Apple introduced the retina display with the iPhone 4, the aspect ratio never changed.

When running the iOS simulator included in the development tools at a specific screen resolution of 640 by 1136 pixels, the home screen in iOS 6 shows five rows instead of the standard four found on iOS 5.1. This doesn't happen when running the simulator at a different resolution. This could indicate that the new iPhone will have a bigger screen as expected, or that Apple just left some code in while experimenting with different screen sizes. Apple's own apps seem to be modified to fully use the available screen size, although it's unsure how non-optimized third party apps will behave to the changed aspect ratio. The current (non-retina) resolution of the iPhone is 640 by 960 pixels, so only the screen's height would change if the rumour is true.

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You have an apple centric vision of the world, infact you talk about perceived innovation, without considering that for example nokia had applications and a store way before 2007. Many things like unholy resolution on small screens or fashion are for who has personal problems, maybe it reshaped the way people try to compensate something and forced some cheap idea in people, but that are marketing milestone, not technological one.
On top of that, siri was a regular app integrated in the os and skrewed up, google is the one that is making real investment in natural language.

(sorry for my english, not my primary language)

Fry said,

Oh really? Please enlighten me about when it stopped. Was it 5 years ago when it single-handedly reshaped what mobile phones are today? No, maybe it 4 years ago when it introduced a great app ecosystem and made other manufacturers scramble to open their own app stores too. Or maybe it was 2 years ago, when it randomly quadrupled the resolution on phones, and made other manufacturers scramble to start producing high resolution phones? Or no, you must mean last year, when it upped the ante on voice activation and sent every other manufacturer scrambling to improve their voice activation.

TL;DR: Shut the **** up.

Here here, well said...

PurpleHaze420 said,

Here here, well said...

Not really...
iPhone wasn't the first, it was just the most popular.
Before hating on me, keep in mind that I dont really give a crap, I dont like any smartphones because like the very first guy said, they're facebook phones. The actual PHONE part of them sucks. I prefer my 6 yo flip phone

PS its hard to take you seriously when you cant spell 'hear' correctly.

Fry said,
Shut the **** up.

Sums up what I was thinking about most of the comments on here, and excellent points. Well said sir.

Fry said,

Oh really? Please enlighten me about when it stopped. Was it 5 years ago when it single-handedly reshaped what mobile phones are today? No, maybe it 4 years ago when it introduced a great app ecosystem and made other manufacturers scramble to open their own app stores too. Or maybe it was 2 years ago, when it randomly quadrupled the resolution on phones, and made other manufacturers scramble to start producing high resolution phones? Or no, you must mean last year, when it upped the ante on voice activation and sent every other manufacturer scrambling to improve their voice activation.

TL;DR: Shut the **** up.

Thank you!
See the thing is, Apple doesn't innovate in the same fashion as everyone else. They just pounce on others failures per say. What made the iPhone so successful is many things including the Apple EcoSystem, and Apples Marketing. Sure there were other smartphones out there at the time of the iphone, nothing was packaged well, including the crappy software for Windows. People flock to simplicity and with the iPhone you get a full package that others didn't have at the time. For the first year or so others were trying to catch up and change their smartphones to fit what Apple discovered as what the users wanted

Iridium said,
Single handedly turned people into mindless drones. Made people feel inadequate if they werent part of the iCult.

Sounds like you're the one feeling inadequate here, hating people for how they choose to spend their own money. Does bashing them help you feel better about yourself?

Fry said,

Oh really? Please enlighten me about when it stopped. Was it 5 years ago when it single-handedly reshaped what mobile phones are today? No, maybe it 4 years ago when it introduced a great app ecosystem and made other manufacturers scramble to open their own app stores too. Or maybe it was 2 years ago, when it randomly quadrupled the resolution on phones, and made other manufacturers scramble to start producing high resolution phones? Or no, you must mean last year, when it upped the ante on voice activation and sent every other manufacturer scrambling to improve their voice activation.

TL;DR: Shut the **** up.

WinMo had 800x480 resolution phones back in like 2007. Pretty sure that was considered high-red then

Believe it or not, this screen resolution will surely **** off the long gone steve jobs for sure..how can you even call the next iPhone as a retina display when it isn't even a HD resolution...HAha!

The two have nothing to do with each other. "Retina" has to do with not being able to distinguish separate pixels from the regular operating distance.

Oz. said,
I want something like this for iPhone 5

Toshiba 4-inch 367ppi 1280x720 display

Considering you can't really see the pixels on the current resolution, there wouldn't be much benefit in that.

Whats ultimately amusing is that Apple WILL lose this war. How do I know this? Well because in the 80's they were doing quite well too with their closed format and then came along an inferior but more open platform known as Windows. Hardware open platforms eventually win out and if they don't then you have a bad situation of a monopoly.

Phouchg said,
What kind of idiotic dumbass uncommon pricknumbered resolution is that?

It's 16:9 - the standard widescreen aspect ratio used on TVs and monitors. Looks like Apple decided to keep the same horizontal pixels (640) and change the vertical to match the 16:9 format. Still would have seemed more sensible to go with the proper HD resolution of 720 across and eliminate downscaling, but then you probably won't notice that too much in the end.

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