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Report ‘confirms’ 960 x 640 iPhone 4G display

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2010
News Categories: iPhone

A new report from Czech Republic-based SuperiPhone (Translated Link) claims to have confirmed the resolution of the fourth-generation iPhone’s display at 960 x 640. Using a microscope, the publication compared a display component supposedly meant for the fourth-generation iPhone to the displays of an iPhone 3GS, iPod touch, and Google Nexus One. Based on their results, the report claims that the display does have a resolution of 960 x 640, which results in a density of 320 ppi, and also uses the same IPS technology found in the iPad. John Gruber of Daring Fireball first suggested that the next iPhone would sport a 960 x 640 display in March, later explaining that the quadruple resolution—compared to existing iPhones and iPod touches—would allow current applications to be upscaled with little to no discernable difference in quality.

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I hope this is coming to the touch as well.

Logically, it only makes sense. Although the screen ratios are different, the key bonus not mentioned is that app developers will be freed to concentrate on which platform they see as primary, iPad or touch/iPhone, and the programs should be able to be run on either without interface modification. An iPad optimized app would run on the new iPhone/touch(hope) or vice versa with only some narrow black bars at the top/bottom (or sides for the reverse).

Although this makes perfect logical sense, providing a mutual feedback loop to support both the iPhone/touch and iPad platforms, I will remember not to hold my breath since logic has been having a bad run when it comes to predicting what Apple is doing to the various iPod lines lately (c.f. the entire 2009 lineup).

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on June 1, 2010 at 1:46 PM (PDT)

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