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The iPhone 5S display may sport two times the pixel count of the iPhone 5, come with thinner bezel

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The iPhone 5S display may sport two times the pixel count of the iPhone 5, come with thinner bezel
Now here is a cool rumor about the next iPhone coming from the vast prairies of the Chinese blogosphere. The screen on the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or whatever Apple chooses to name it, will allegedly keep the 4" size, but have a bit thinner bezel, hinting that a different panel might be used than what we have in the iPhone 5.

In fact, the source claims that it will be an entirely new panel, with double the pixel count of its predecessor, to 1.5 million pixels in total, which, of course, means that the resolution and pixel density of the display must be much higher. 

If Apple managed to score enough yield with Sharp's IGZO displays, which allow record pixel densities in a thin and light package, with a lower power consumption at that, there might be some merit to this rumor, and the source says it will enter production next month for a release in September, which jibes with the launch rumors we've heard so far.

source: WeiPhone (translated) via UnwiredView

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posted on 28 May 2013, 03:56 23

1. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Now that sounds great! 652 ppi, wowwwww!

posted on 28 May 2013, 03:58 24

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I know it sounds great, but don't wowwwww so fast, this is just a rumor.

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:02 21

9. hung2900 (Posts: 958; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


And Steve Jobs will get trolled from his theory "Normal human eyes cannot see detect difference with 300+ ppi"

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:09 11

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 22956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's gonna be awesome quad. Can't wait to snatch one up, 652 ppi, ios7 should be nice. My wedding is 9-21-13...I'd love for this puppy to launch a few days earlier.

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:09 7

15. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4155; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Retina S for iPhone 5S.

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:10 9

16. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


How exactly will he be trolled? He just stated a fact, which is indeed true, but he didn't say "We'll not make products with a higher resolution than 326 ppi".

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:12 8

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 22956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol what would the "S" stand for

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:12 8

19. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Snatch two up. This would be the perfect wedding gift for Mrs Jedii. Haha, congratulations by the way!

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:14

20. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Louis: The 'S' stands for Superman ;)
#ManOfSteel

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:18 1

23. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4155; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Uh...i don't know. I just felt like slapping the 'S' on everything Apple. Haha.

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:22 4

26. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


iOS 7 is the bigger risk for Apple. If all Ive does is make iOS 6 look 'flatter', it will be an epic fail. They have to change core functions, IMO.

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:24 6

27. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


not 652 ppi. Thai'll be when the resolution is FOUR times. here it is twice so it'll be probably 427.

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:32 8

28. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


sorry not 427 but around 460 and the resolution will probably be around 1606 x 904 or 1600 x 900, assuming they maintain the 16:9 aspect ratio.

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:48 8

30. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I was about to say the same thing. Before we all start drewling over 652 ppi, let's check the math. When Apple moved to Retina displays, they went from

480 x 320 = 153600 pixels = 165 ppi
to
960 x 640 = 614400 pixels = 326 ppi

Roughly doubling their pixel count, they would go from

1138 x 640 = 728320 pixels = 326 ppi
to
1600 x 900 = 1,440,000 pixels = 459 ppi

Which is comparable to the FHD displays on the One and GS4.

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:52 5

33. calim (Posts: 40; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


The amount of pixels double, not the ppi. Twice the ppi equals four times the amount of pixels.

posted on 28 May 2013, 04:54 2

34. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Well, sorry for that. I was over-excited. Hahha

posted on 28 May 2013, 05:03 2

36. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Highest pixel density LCD display in the world was made by Japan Display Inc. and announced in June 4, 2012 and it was only a prototype.

Specifications:

Screen size: 2.3-inch (Active Area: 49.9mm × 31.2mm)
Number of pixels: 1280 × 800 (WXGA)
Pixel density: 651ppi
Display colors: 16.7M colors

Since Apple is not very technologically innovative, I don't think that Apple through this time has made something better than this and moved to the mass production.

posted on 28 May 2013, 05:45 26

41. giri555 (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


Yawn, PPI war is over and already won by HTC one, Xperia Z, Samsung S4.

Apple is trying to catchup somehow by increasing resolution, not exactly pioneering anymore.

posted on 28 May 2013, 05:49 2

42. giri555 (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


If you claim to believe something, you better live by that. Not sure if Apple is doing that. If above 326ppi is usless then Apple is a fool to make one with higher PPI

posted on 28 May 2013, 05:52 3

43. giri555 (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


just because you typed some numbers, that dosent make you correct on whatever you claim.

posted on 28 May 2013, 05:53 11

44. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree.

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:00 2

48. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuBevxQG6eo

I don't know if you can, but I definitely can see a difference.

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:18 13

53. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


If this is true it's still ridiculous. Sounds like apple will use it as a selling point again. But it's double the pixel amount, not double the pixel density.

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:24 6

54. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Donno why are you so butthurt but resolution and ppi are actually all about numbers

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:32 5

57. ashisharbola (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Absolutely True

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:40 9

61. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Nokia said that phones with screens bigger than 4" are useless, but yet they launched all of the recent flagships with screens bigger than 4". So are they fools? Nope. Technology and needs change with time.

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:45 1

64. giri555 (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


Did you even read what I wrote?
Just meant Apple or Nokia need to change technology with time, instead of claiming the change wont make difference.

posted on 28 May 2013, 07:00 1

69. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


WOOOOWWWWW, that's a must-have. I bet what they really did was use the left-over panels from iPad 2 and shrink them down to tiny iPhone size.

Does anyone know if we are going to need to buy new accessories again (like we had to 8 months ago) or will we be able to use the same Thunderdud accessories?

posted on 28 May 2013, 07:01 14

70. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


There is nothing like 'ppi wars'. iPhone 5 was introduced last year, whereas all the flagships with higher FHD resolutions were launched this year!
If apple goes with higher ppi, it's not about winning any kind of *war*, but increasing the standard of their already awesome display.

posted on 28 May 2013, 07:08 1

71. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


The claims are obviously made before they realize that the change will indeed make a difference.

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