News, , , , , , , , , , — December 7, 2011 17:12 — 0 Comments

Rumour mill: Apple testing larger screen resolution and ratio for next generation iPhones

Photograph taken with iPhone 4 HDR mode and edited using Iris Photo Suite, tiltshift. © myboo.deviantart.com


According to German tech blog Macerkopf Apple is already developing the next generation iPhone for 2012.

Of interest to film-makers and iphoneographers is the probability that the screen resolution is going to be increased to a HD 720p or even HD 800p display and a 16:9 ratio. The current iPhone 4S has a 3:2 aspect ratio and 960 x 640p retina display resolution.

Macerkopf also claims that Apple is testing a 1280 x 720 screen size, which would make the new version similar to the LG Nitro HD in display performance.

On the point of screen size; big is not necessarily better, as blogger Dustin Curtis pointed out back in October: “When holding the phone with one hand [on a Samsung Galaxy S II], I can’t reach the other side of the screen with my thumb”!

Macerkopf said its information comes from two dependable sources who also revealed the Cupertino company is testing new processors. If true, it looks like Apple is striving to remain competitive in the high end smartphone market, where Google Android phones in particular are snapping at its heels.

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Tony Myers has written 866 articles for Smart Movie Making

Fooling around with the iPhone since 2010. Taking it to the next web by writing about new media, new technology, new wave cinema and the digital revolution.

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