Apple Working on New Device with 5-Inch Retina Display for 2013?

Wednesday March 28, 2012 1:49 PM PDT by Eric Slivka
Japanese blog Mac Otakara today offers a brief report claiming that Apple is working on a new product for release in 2013 that will carry a 5-inch Retina-quality display.
The product which has 5-inch Retina Display is expected to be released in 2013, and resolution of this LCD will be 1,600 x 960 pixel (800 x 480 by legacy majour) or 1,280 x 960 pixel (640 x 480).
Apple has been rumored to be developing a so-called "iPad mini" carrying a 7.85-inch display carrying the same 1024x768 non-Retina resolution of the original iPad and iPad 2. Despite the smaller physical size of the iPad mini compared to the iPad, calculations suggest that the screen size would meet Apple's app design guidelines to keep interface elements of existing iPad applications at an acceptable physical size from a usability perspective.

A device carrying a 5-inch display at either 1600x960 or 1280x960 would introduce additional complications for developers, presuming that it would be an iOS device designed to run App Store apps. That resolution would not allow for easy scaling of existing iPhone/iPod touch or iPad apps to fit the new device's display, requiring developers to target yet another set of screen dimensions with their apps.

Mac Otakara has had a mixed track record in the past, and when combined the apparent difficulties for app developers, we hesitate to put much faith in these claims at this time.

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Posted: 35 months ago

Why do people keep calling it the iPhone 5 when it's going to be the 6th generation iPhone. It will either be the iPhone 6, iPhone LTE, iPhone 4G, or something like that. iPhone 5 would mean it's the 5th iPhone they ever made, which isn't true.


The next iPhone will be called "iPhone", like they did with "iPad". :)
Rating: 22 Votes
Posted: 35 months ago
I just want a Mac Pro refresh!
Y U KEEP RELEASING NEW SERIES OF DEVICES?

Rating: 16 Votes
Posted: 35 months ago
No way there's gonna be a 5'' (giant) iPhone AND a 7.5'' iPad (mini)...
Rating: 16 Votes
Posted: 35 months ago
Next it will be Apple is making 3" tablet.
Next it will be Apple is making 6" tablet.
Next it will be Apple is making 7" tablet.
Next it will be Apple is making 8" tablet.
Next it will be Apple is making 9" tablet.

stop the madness.
Rating: 14 Votes
Posted: 35 months ago
False.



/Dwight Shrute.
Rating: 13 Votes
Posted: 35 months ago
I can't wait for the 1 inch iPad I can put on my car keys.
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 35 months ago

Why do people keep calling it the iPhone 5 when it's going to be the 6th generation iPhone. It will either be the iPhone 6, iPhone LTE, iPhone 4G, or something like that. iPhone 5 would mean it's the 5th iPhone they ever made, which isn't true.


"The new iPhone"
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 35 months ago
Please God don't turn into Android!!! I love Apple simplicity and the fact that there's not 500 devices floating around. Please oh please let this be something new or just a rumor, but not another "version".
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 35 months ago

Why do people keep calling it the iPhone 5 when it's going to be the 6th generation iPhone. It will either be the iPhone 6, iPhone LTE, iPhone 4G, or something like that. iPhone 5 would mean it's the 5th iPhone they ever made, which isn't true.


So, the iPhone was the th iPhone they ever made,
the iPhone 3G was the 3Gth iPhone they ever made,
the iPhone 3Gs was the 3Gsth iPhone they ever made,
the iPhone 4 was the 4th iPhone they ever made,
and the iPhone 4s was the 4sth iPhone they ever made.

Right? Because that's what you're saying it *has* to mean if they call it the iPhone 5.

It's a model designation, not a counter. It's *never* been a counter, and it's only ever *looked* like a counter *once*. Get over it.

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"The new iPhone"


That's my guess, as well.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 35 months ago
Apple aren't as stupid as Sam(MAKE DEVICES IN ALL THE SIZES!)sung
Rating: 5 Votes

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