iPhone 5 Rumor: Two Different Models Being Tested at Apple HQ?
Apple is testing two different iPhone models and one of them is expected to be released later this year as the next generation iPhone, according to reports.
"Apple is testing multiple next-generation iPhones, and we have independently heard that at least one of these devices sports a brand new display," a report from 9to5Mac states.
There are a few next-generation iPhone candidates in testing at Apple's headquarters and they are floating around in thick, locked shells in order to disguise their exterior design and prevent prototype leaks.
The codenames for the devices are iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2.
According to 9to5Mac, the phones are in the PreEVT stage of development. However, the site does not know which one Apple will release.
One thing that can be confirmed for the next-generation iPhone is that it will have a larger display since both models being tested sport screens that measure at 3.95-inches diagonally.
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Apple also increased the resolution for the larger screen bumping it up to 640x1136. This is an extra 176 pixels longer display. The device's display will have the same width as its predecessors at 1.94-inches.
"This new resolution is very close to a 16:9 screen ratio, so this means that 16:9 videos can play full screen at their native aspect ratio," said 9to5Mac.
The site also reported that Apple is testing builds of iOS 6 that are custom made for the new iPhone's display with its new pixel density. The new builds include a tweaked home screen that features a fifth row of icons and extended application user interfaces with more content.
And Apple does this without losing any sharpness on the device's Retina display.
Both of these new prototypes also feature a home button and a smaller dock connector.