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  • 960x640 Screen, 512MB RAM in iPhone HD?


    According to reports out today, Apple has placed a big order for next-generation iPhones that could live up to their rumored name of "iPhone HD." The sometimes-on-target-sometimes-off Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes claims that the phone will have a 960640 touchscreen, and doubled RAM capacity to 512MB, as well as a larger battery. The report says that Foxconn, the same company which builds the current iPhone, received an order for 24 million devices to be shipped starting in June.

    Ming-Chi Kuo of "DigiTimes Research" says that the high resolution screen will use in-plane switching (IPS), the same technology used in the iPad as well as the 27-inch iMac to improve the screen's visibility when viewed at an angle. The screen (reportedly from LG Display and Prime View International, the company behind E Ink "electronic paper") also features fringe-field switching (FFS) for better readability in sunlight, emphasizing Apple's new focus on its mobile devices as e-readers. The screen in supposed to be 33% thinner than existing iPhone displays, in order to make room for larger battery modules supplied by Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology. The teardown of the Gizmodo phone showed a battery 16% larger than the one on the iPhone 3GS.

    Kuo also reports the new phone will use the same A4 system-on-a-chip, rather than the multicore Cortex A9, and that RAM will be increased to 512MB. The Gizmodo phone, by contrast, had 256MB of RAM, as did the phone revealed on a Vietnamese website last week.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 960x640 Screen, 512MB RAM in iPhone HD? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 89 Comments
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      i doubt they will double the ram two years in a row
    1. aperry's Avatar
      aperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by matinm90 View Post
      technically 480p is considered an hd video format, that is why sometimes you see websites saying 480p is hd. most people dont know it but hd is not just 720p and up, but it is resolustion 960*480 and above. so therefore iphone hd would be appopriate :-)
      Sorry, you are incorrect. 480p is definitely *not* an HD video format.

      Read here:
      High-definition television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


      Or here where it says quite clearly: "480p does not qualify as high-definition television (HDTV)"
      [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/480p]480p - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Really what I want is a better camera. I really hope that the camera isn't just more MP, but actually better quality and with a flash!
    1. SnowLeo's Avatar
      SnowLeo -
      BS

      All you people talking bout the pixels its the video recording thats 720p not the screen res!
      No way 512mb of ram is coming the droid incredible on has 256mb

      The OP said 960X640 SCREEN res not vid cam res
    1. jaysmi29's Avatar
      jaysmi29 -
      im preordering my HTC EVO 4g this wed, ive had the iphone from day 1 2g and 3gs, i love the iphone but it has become boring even with all the apps, jailbreak apps etc..... the evo has FLASH, 8 megapixel camera w/dual flash, a HDMI connection to plug directly to your hdtv, front camera, video recording in hd and the list goes on, plus android is hackable aka rooting i believe, so this will be a now project and cheaper monthly bill
    1. SnowLeo's Avatar
      SnowLeo -
      ^Id wait to see the next iphone before you jump at this. The htc EVO is pretty sexy though and you forgot to mention the best part... the kickstand!!
      Oh and there really isnt much you can do with a rooted droid other than installing unofficial firmwares and enabling tethering.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      ^It is hackable but once you root your Android phone, your warranty voids and there's nothing you can do to go back to stock phone like with the iPhone you can restore.
      Plus you probably will be able to dualboot Android 2.1 on 4th gen iPhone not far off.
    1. jaysmi29's Avatar
      jaysmi29 -
      i see both of your points, i read on the android forums that u can restore if u screw up from rooting, sprints offers 30 day money back if u dont like the phone and or service, so i can still test out the evo and wait for the news on the new iphone
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Isn't there a rumor going around about how people's contract renew and upgrades are getting bumped to the 4G release date?
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by NessLookAlike View Post
      Look at those iPod controls.. they're so tiny. I think I'd have to buy a mini-stylus just to push play. :[
      If you need a stylus, they blew it.
    1. lerrysan's Avatar
      lerrysan -
      I just hope it's compatible with the tomtom car kit that I currently own.
    1. BillSplate's Avatar
      BillSplate -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolfnumba1 View Post
      Lol apple had no choice but to double the ram if they want a multi tasking iPhone to compete with the newest android phones, any jailbroken iPhone user will tell u that when they use backgrounder after 4 or 5 apps even the 3gs starts to get sluggish sometimes less then that many apps the a4 CPU and memory bump will fix that
      I have a iPhone 3Gs 16GB and I use Backgrounder in combination with ProSwitcher. I have like 5 till 10 things normally in my background and my iPhone doesn't get sluggish. It's fast enough already and I use my phone a lot.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by M4tt Dam0n View Post
      Its 960 x 680

      which is close enough to 720p... your eyes wouldn't even make the difference on a big screen so it's even less relevant on a 3.5 inch screen.
      Actually it would be 960 x 640 (doubling of 480 x 320, the current iPhone resolution, in two dimensions equates to four times as many pixels), not 960 x 680.

      Regardless, I've not seen anything on the market as yet that would suggest LCDs with pixel densities (652 ppi) that high exist in any mass producible form. Therefore, this is likely just another baseless rumor.

      960 x 640 in a 3.5" screen with 3:2 dimensions would be pointless. You'd need a magnifying glass and excellent vision to justify such a resolution in such a tiny screen.

      Where's the proof?
    1. NessLookAlike's Avatar
      NessLookAlike -
      Good lord, before I get ridiculed into oblivion, my comment about the stylus and the tiny screen was a joke. Of course I know thats a photoshop job, come on people take a joke.

      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      If you need a stylus, they blew it.
      This is the reply I was aiming for, lol.
    1. zYxMa's Avatar
      zYxMa -
      Nothing is certain yet, i think, but I would love to know the price!
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by aperry View Post
      ...next-generation iPhones that could live up to their rumored name of "iPhone HD."


      Since when is 960X480 considered "HD"?

      Looks like a great phone, but let's not start redefining standards.
      HD is used as a marketing term. You couldn't figure that out on your own? While it's true that the NTSC wouldn't consider this resolution true HD, this is a phone, not a television set.
    1. zYxMa's Avatar
      zYxMa -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      HD is used as a marketing term. You couldn't figure that out on your own? While it's true that the NTSC wouldn't consider this resolution true HD, this is a phone, not a television set.
      I agree and I hope that they don't call this iPhone "HD" because that's just LAME.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by zYxMa View Post
      I agree and I hope that they don't call this iPhone "HD" because that's just LAME.
      I disagree. Calling it iPhone HD makes the most sense. The HD can reference HD video recording (720p) and it also implies a higher res screen (though clearly not HD). The term 'HD' has a positive connotation and I see no reason for Apple not to employ it in such a way. Besides, I'm guessing they're saving the 'iPhone 4G' moniker for when the phone supports a true 4G standard like LTE-A (LTE-Adavnced is 4G, LTE is not), though either WiMax or LTE would likely suffice until the 4GS.
    1. rob@heavywater's Avatar
      rob@heavywater -
      Quote Originally Posted by aperry View Post
      ...next-generation iPhones that could live up to their rumored name of "iPhone HD."


      Since when is 960X480 considered "HD"?

      Looks like a great phone, but let's not start redefining standards.
      I think they are referring to the Video being able to do HD...not the screen rez
    1. mysteryskater125's Avatar
      mysteryskater125 -
      Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
      Isn't there a rumor going around about how people's contract renew and upgrades are getting bumped to the 4G release date?
      yes. My contract is renewing about 2 months earlier than it should. 6/20/10 is the date mine says