The iPhone 5 comes with a four-inch display that carries a retina resolution of 1136 pixels by 640 pixels. This is already a stunning display, and Apple has one goal with the future of the iPhone – make it better.
The latest rumor via Chinese site WeiPhone.com tells us that Apple is planning to double the iPhone 5’s retina display resolution in the iPhone 5S, which is expected to be Apple’s next iPhone to be released some time this year.
The source (a little rough because of the translation) indicates that the iPhone 5S will have not only double the resolution, but also a narrower bezel:
According to sources, iPhone 5S (or iPhone 6) or to have a more narrow screen frame, is now preparing, will ship in September. In addition, the product also has a screen 1.5 million pixels, compared to nearly 730,000 iPhone 5 the number of pixels, if not the screen size continues to increase, the resolution will be greatly improved.
Notably, any changes that would impact the resolution this much would require App Store application developers to re-work application resolutions to prevent the blurriness that occurred over the transition from the iPhone 3GS to the first retina display in the iPhone 4.
The iPhone 5S is expected to also carry a faster processor than the iPhone 5, but the main design of the device itself is expected to remain similar to the iPhone 5 following a pattern of previous iPhone releases.
Sources: WeiPhone via MacRumors