As far as resolution goes, the iPhone 5 is arguably pretty lame by today’s standards, though the relatively small display size still yields an eye-melting PPI of 326.
Steve Jobs touted the sweet spot for humans as 300PPI, and as such, it might come as a surprise to hear that the iPhone 5S is tipped to boast twice the resolution of the iPhone 5.
That’s the story according to Chinese-language site WeiPhone, with credit going to anonymous “insiders”.
They’re saying that the iPhone 5’s 727,040 pixels (640 x 1136) will double to 1.5 million on the iPhone 5S.
Working roughly with a 16:9 aspect ratio, that’d make a resolution of something like – this took me aaages to figure out – 918 x 1632, and a PPI of 468, which is pretty close to the HTC One.
Mind-bending math aside, WeiPhone adds that the iPhone 5S will also have a slimmer iPad mini-style bezel – something that’s also rumoured for the fifth gen iPad or iPad 5 or whatever we’re calling it.
Other rumoured iPhone 5S specs include a 13MP rear camera and fingerprint scanner thingy.
At the earliest, we might get a glimpse of the iPhone 5S at WWDC 2013 (which gets underway in just under two weeks), but more realistically we’re looking at a fall – or “autumn” – launch.
As WeiPhone concludes: "please continue to focus on front faithful."