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iPhone 5 To Come With LG Retina Display?

The followup to the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, is likely to come with a 4-inch LCD display, 14 per cent bigger than the current models and that component is likely to be provided by LG Display, the current incumbent.

Kim Yoo-chul, from the Korea Times, quotes an industry executive who says that the iPhone 5 will have a similar resolution to the iPhone 4, currently 960x640 pixels and Apple is unlikely to embrace OLED because of brightness and battery consumption issues.

That's a slight contradiction given that OLED displays are known to be power sipping rather than power gulping and Apple will have to up the resolution on a 4-inch display in order to keep up with the retina display pixel density, which currently stands at 326ppi.

The unnamed executive also said that the "surface design" of the iPhone 5 will be changed and that both the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3 will be launched in the first quarter of 2012.

Apple is also expected to bring a quad core SoC, probably named the A6 to the iPhone 5, which is likely to be a straight forward upgrade from the A5.

The same newspaper reported that Samsung and Apple may be collaborating on this application processor as well, despite the fact that they are currently locked in a bitter legal dispute.