updated 09:38 am EDT, Tue May 28, 2013
Would still fall below resolution of HTC One
The Retina display on the next-generation flagship iPhone will roughly double its pixel count to 1.5 million pixels while retaining a 4-inch size, claims Chinese site Weiphone. The iPhone 5 uses a resolution of 1136x640, or 727,040 pixels. Apple may need to increase pixel density to stay competitive; one of the iPhone 5's main rivals, the HTC One, has a 1080p resolution despite using only a 4.7-inch screen.
Weiphone adds that the next flagship iPhone will start shipping in September, and thin its bezel even further. That could imply that the device will take a cue from the iPad mini, which can get away with extremely thin sides thanks to palm detection code in iOS 6. Reducing bezel size would allow Apple to lower the weight of the iPhone even further.