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

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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150 Comments

1. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Now that sounds great! 652 ppi, wowwwww!

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

41. giri555

Posts: 111; Member since: Mar 15, 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.

44. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree.

77. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I disagree

86. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't care.

106. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Neither do I

115. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Roses are red, violets are blue, when I saw Mxyzptlk, I think about poo.

116. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Dude, you're awfully lame! Lmao!

117. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Dude, you're lamer than me! -_-

123. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think you're referring to every time you make a comment.

93. Igneel unregistered

Let's agree to disagree xD

107. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree to disagree that this discussion isn't biased.

112. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Trolling isn't going to change the bias around here.

124. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So I'm trolling and they aren't?

128. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yes, by my definition popping by to dash off 2-3 words that add nothing to the discussion is trolling.

129. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, you are.

132. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yes you are. And you're the one who start this childish thing.

140. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Double standards are the android fanboy way mxy. Not the android user, the "fanboy".

70. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 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.

83. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said quad. Only fanboys wanna make everything a flame war. Apples just making a great product even greater.

88. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

+1 lightjedii

150. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Lol the only screen beats Iphone 5 retina HTC one other just mehhh.

53. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

57. ashisharbola

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Absolutely True

122. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Don't all the major manufacturers use it as a selling point? I believe they all touted FHD screens as a selling point along with the pixel density. Apple isnt doing anything the others dont do. I know several samsung fanboys that bragged about the S4's FHD screen and higher ppi over Apple so its no different the other way around.

118. saket.shrivastava

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

saw this news first on gsmarena, then i thought..... better head over to phonearena. :)

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

16. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 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".

42. giri555

Posts: 111; Member since: Mar 15, 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

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