The iPhone 5 could be home to a higher resolution four-inch display and twice as much processing brawn under the hood, reports suggest.
According to a report from German tech site Macerkopf.de, the Cupertino-based tech giant is trialling fourteen GPU drivers for iPhone hardware. Among these are drivers for screens of resolutions of 1280 x 720 and 1440 x 800.
By way of comparison, the much-lauded super high density retina display that graces the iPhone 4 and 4S rocks relatively indistinct display resolution of 960 x 640.
The rumours appear to add a fresh veneer of veracity to earlier speculation Apple’s next handset will feature a larger four-inch screen – up from the last two efforts’ 3.5-inch displays.
This feature, which would bring the iPhone more in line with its flagship Android rivals, was purportedly omitted from the 4S after Steve Jobs raised concerns it would cause fragmentation of the iOS platform.
Just as enticingly, also in testing is a driver for a dual core processor and a quad-core processor, the site's insider source claims. Assuming that the handset sports the latter, this would double its graphics-shifting capabilities.
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