When the Motorola DROID launched, its 3.7 inch screen topped the Apple iPhone, and Android models never looked back. The Motorola DROID X carried a 4.3 inch screen and the glass continued to get bigger. The Samsung Galaxy S III has a 4.8 inch display, the Samsung GALAXY Note carries one measuring 5.3 inches and the Samsung GALAXY Note II has a screen measuring 5.5 inches.
Apple iPhone 4S was introduced with the same 3.5 inch screen. The Cupertino based tech giant explained that the reason why the screen size on its iconic smartphone has never been made larger was to keep nearly all areas of the display reachable by the average thumb while holding the device with one hand. But as the success of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note has proven, people want larger screens. Both devices have sold over 10 million units.
As well as the Android platform is doing, Apple probably felt that it had no choice but to increase the size of the display on the Apple iPhone to at least 4 inches. With the horizontal resolution expected to be unchanged, the vertical resolution is increased making the screen taller. The speculation calls for the new iPhone screen to have a resolution of 640 x 1136. While the 16:9 aspect ratio, used for many wide screen monitors and televisions, is said to be perfect for movies, what about games and apps? MacRumors made a little video clip showing what they feel apps, games and videos will look like on the 6th generation Apple iPhone. While not the best solution, apps will probably be letter-boxed on the new iPhone model similar to how certain iPhone apps look on the Apple iPad, at least until developers get a chance to improve the resolution on their software.
We should see exactly how games, apps and videos look on the new Apple iPhone on September 12th, when the next-gen model is expected to be introduced.