By Stephen Schenck | June 6, 2012 1:17 PM
By now, you’re probably sick of hearing all the rumored details regarding the precise measurements of the larger display expected for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5. If, on the other hand, this kind of obsession over smartphone minutiae is just the kind of stuff you live for, we’ve got something right up your alley, with a new report that returns to looking at just how large a screen the phone will get, as well as what we can expect from the capabilities of the handset’s front-facing camera.
We’ve heard about displays just under four inches, and those just over four inches, but no one seems to agree on a precise measurement. We saw some schematics that contained detailed figures, but they measured the phone’s body, not the screen component itself.
Today’s claim comes from an analyst after consulting with sources supposedly in Apple’s supply chain. According to their findings, we’re looking at a 4.08-inch screen in that same 1136 x 640 resolution we’ve heard before. That might fit quite nicely with the 4.11-inch hole those schematics seemed to reveal.
As for the front-facer, we’ve seen signs that Apple will reposition the camera compared to existing iPhone models, and today’s report adds that it will gain the ability to shoot HD video. No precise figure as to its resolution is given, but we’re assuming we’re not talking about supporting anything beyond 720p here.