Apple’s iPhone has drawn a lot of fire for sticking with its 3.5-inch screen, in a market courted with a bevy of 4-inch and larger smartphones. Well, that has all changed today, as the rumored large, capacitive display became a reality.

The company has just announced that its newest iPhone 5 will indeed feature a 326ppi 4-inch Retina display. And, as the rumors suggested, it checks in with a 1136 x 640 resolution, so the extra room was added to increase the height of the screen, which retains its width measurement.

This should be good news for developers, as this would allow older apps to still run on the new phone (though with black “paneling” or “letterboxing” apparent).

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