Up there on the left is a Samsung Galaxy Note. It’s got a five-inch screen, and it’s unwieldy as all get-out.
So, are you ready for a five-inch iPod touch?
However, Japanese blog Makotakara claims they’ve got reliable sources saying that’s just what’s coming.
Said to sport resolutions of either 1600 x 960 or 1280 x 960, the five-inch displays are speculated to be manufactured by Sharp using its Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) technology. iDownloadBlog explains the significance of IGZO:
The benefits of IGZO panels over the traditional LCD screens include sharp colors, lower power consumption and pixel densities of as high as 330ppi – enough to justify the Apple-coined Retina moniker.
IGZO panels don’t need dual LED bars to illuminate the pixels and allow for wide viewing angles, negating the need for a premium display technology called In-Plane Switching.
While Apple may indeed go the IGZO route for future iDevice panels, I very much doubt they’ll ever release this particular monstrosity. A 3.85-inch iPod touch, maybe. But a five-incher? No way.