Rumor: Apple Testing 3.9-inch new iPhone 5

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I was so excited for a 4inch screen iPhone, but now in my head I imagine a current model but stretched...my visual is a complete joke of a looking phone lol. I really really hope it's not a long narrow device...it will be like the sliver all over again.


Please Apple give me what I want!
 

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All signs point to that being authentic and let me tell you I love it especially the all black
 

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I really hope that is fake.


I truly, honestly think and feel that the new iPhone will be made of all glass and practically no bezel. I got this info from Walter Isaacson's written biography of Steve Jobs. I researched more in-depth and found out that the english version of Mr. Jobs's biography was missing the "all glass iPhone" info but the Spanish and another langauge version, (my apologies for not remembering which langauge), had it included in those versions.
 

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If all they do is make the screen taller why bother the text will still be as small as it is now. A larger screen should be both wider and taller.
 

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[sigh]

Android phones have been 16:9 for a while and no one's really been complaining about any of these things, so why not just wait until you see it in person before panning the decision. If this is even legit.

It's a High Def world and most of it is 16:9 now. Or something close.
 

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The biggest hint that they may be leaning towards a 16:9 aspect ratio on the next device is Apple's desire to get into the TV side of the industry.
When mirroring the new device via Apple TV (and presumably directly to the Apple TV if/when it's released) it will fill the entire screen without any additional processing.
Then of course, well need a 16:9 iPad!
 

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Personally, I hope if it's getting bigger, that the ratio of width to height stays the same. First, apps can be scaled easier, second, I somehow like the ratio, I don't know why.
And I hope, if it's getting bigger, it won't be as much as an htc x1 or Galaxy S3. I tried both, just to see how this size works out, but my palm is too small to reach all icons with only one hand. And I wouldn't like to have to use two hands permanently.
 

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Personally, I hope if it's getting bigger, that the ratio of width to height stays the same. First, apps can be scaled easier, second, I somehow like the ratio, I don't know why.
And I hope, if it's getting bigger, it won't be as much as an htc x1 or Galaxy S3. I tried both, just to see how this size works out, but my palm is too small to reach all icons with only one hand. And I wouldn't like to have to use two hands permanently.
Same here. Losing one hand operation is just not acceptable as far as I'm concerned.
 

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1080p screen for sure. Why? If Apple wants to keep the same aspect ratio and not produce blackbars for previous apps, or even worse, stretch them out, 1080p is the only way to go with a larger screen size.

iPhone, 3G & 3GS -- 480 x 320
iPhone 4 & 4S -- 960 x 640 (Retina Display)
New iPhone -- 1920 x 1080 (HD Display, like the New iPad)

Notice the natural arithmetical progression in screen density. I really think we can expect this, folks.
 

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That would be such a massive increase in pixel density that the phone would be prohibitively expensive to produce....Then again, that's what I thought when the original retina display came out a couple years ago.
 

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1080p screen for sure. Why? If Apple wants to keep the same aspect ratio and not produce blackbars for previous apps, or even worse, stretch them out, 1080p is the only way to go with a larger screen size.

iPhone, 3G & 3GS -- 480 x 320
iPhone 4 & 4S -- 960 x 640 (Retina Display)
New iPhone -- 1920 x 1280 (HD Display, like the New iPad)

Notice the natural arithmetical progression in screen density. I really think we can expect this, folks.
Only your "natural arithmetic" is wrong. HD resolution is 1920 x 1080, not 1280. Your aspect ratio would be... um... not doing the math. But not 16:9
 

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your not going to get 1920 x 1280 on a 3.5 or even 4.0 screen it's just not going to happen.
 

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Only your "natural arithmetic" is wrong. HD resolution is 1920 x 1080, not 1280. Your aspect ratio would be... um... not doing the math. But not 16:9
I already knew that then but a bevy of problems this week didn't allow me to think about it until now as I reread it. I was looking at both numbers of the resolution equation doubling itself, however, only the first, larger one does.

Okay... 720p? (1280 x 720) Actually, the more I think about it... I'm fighting for this one now! :)


Let's try this again!

iPhone, 3G & 3GS -- 480 x 320
iPhone 4 & 4S -- 960 x 640 (Retina Display)
New iPhone -- 1280 x 720 (HD Display - oh yeah, 720p is still HD!)

The new iPhone will be 720p! Yup! You heard it here first, folks! :rolleyes::cool:
 

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A 16:9 phone supports why there is screen scaling in iOS 6 but I honestly think 720p is really doable. However the real question is would Apple really jump from a 326p screen all the way to 1080p or even 720p, for that matter? On second thought, I must have a whole lot of faith in slow-to-adopt Apple!:love: