What Has Apple Done With the New iPhone’s Screen?

Another analyst has expressed confidence that the next-generation iPhone will have a larger screen and a changed resolution. KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo wrote in a research note that he expected Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to change the display on the next iPhone to 4.08 inches with a resolution of 1,136 x 640 pixels and a ratio of 16:9. He also estimated that the larger screen will help sell 65 to 70 million units of the smartphone just this year post a fall launch.

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“We expect iPhone 5 to feature a 4.08-inch in-cell IPS panel screen with a display resolution of 1,136 x 640 and 500-nit brightness,” Kuo wrote.

Kuo added that the company has stayed away from displays above 4.3 inches because such a device would be difficult to operate with one hand and require a “visibly larger” battery capacity. He added that he does not think Apple will raise the battery capacity of what will be the sixth-generation iPhone, according to AppleInsider.

The analyst argued that a taller but not wider screen will save on app redevelopment costs, while the 16:9 resolution will offer more viewing space while typing in portrait mode.

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