iPhone 5S screen details rumored

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Rumors about Apple’s next iPhone have run the gamut from the incredibly vague to the highly specific. The latest to come to our attention is definitely one of the latter, and while it makes for an interesting rumor, it’s just a little bit odd: supposedly, the iPhone 5S could have a display with twice the pixels of the iPhone 5.

Why is that so odd? Well, we’re not talking about doubling the horizontal and vertical pixel counts (like the 3GS-to-4 transition), which would instead lead to a four-fold increase in the total pixel number. Instead, if we’re talking about Apple moving from a screen with 727,000 pixels like it has now up to 1,454,000 pixels, the actual resolution would only grow from 640 x 1136 to somewhere around 906 x 1606.

When Apple moved from the 3GS to the iPhone 4, it could easily deal with the new resolution by scaling-up graphics from old apps – then it was a simple factor of two. For this proposed change, we’d be scaling everything by wacky irrational numbers – it wouldn’t be clean in the least, which makes us hesitant to believe that Apple could really be going down this route.

Source: WeiPhone (Google Translate)
Via: GSM Arena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!