New iPhone rumoured to quadruple screen resolution
Published 03/06/2010 | 10:57
Apple is expected to launch a new iPhone later this month, and reports suggest the device will have a 960 x 640 resolution screen - four times the current offering - and a glowing Apple logo and high quality OLED screen.
Reports from the Czech Republic suggest that the new iPhone will have a 960 x 640 resolution screen, which would mean a quadrupling of the current resolution on the Apple iPhone 3GS.
The device has now been claimed to have leaked in Vietnam, San Jose, California, and the Czech Republic.
According to Wired, the gadget magazine, sources close to Apple have indicated that a new iPhone will be announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference next month in San Francisco, and will go on sale in July.
They say the new iPhone will feature a 3.2-megapixel camera compared to the 2-megapixel camera found on the current device, as well as the ability to record video.
It will be available in 16GB and 32GB models, in line with current capacity of Apple’s iPod touch devices, meaning the current 8GB entry-level iPhone may be discontinued.
In addition, the rumours suggest that the new iPhone will have a built in FM transmitter, rubber-tread backing and a glowing Apple symbol, as well as a built-in compass.
Although Apple has announced that it will be releasing an upgrade to the iPhone’s operating system this summer, it has remained tight-lipped about speculation surrounding a potential new device.
Apple has sold more than 17 million iPhones worldwide since the handset first went on sale in July 2007.
The iTunes application store, which allows people to download games, software and programs on to their device, has been credited in part with this success.
In the nine months since the application store launched, customers have downloaded more than a billion apps.