iPhone 5 Has a 4-inch Screen & No NFC

The iPhone 5 has arrived! And it seems that all the rumours were true…

As we mentioned previously, the new model has a 4-inch screen (half an inch more than the previous iPhones) giving users 5 rows of apps instead of 4. There is still a Retina display which offers the same 326ppi as before, but with the extra length the resolution is now 1136 x 640 px.

Essentially, not much will change with regards to how your websites will appear on the phone, but it won’t hurt to test it with an emulator just in case. As always, we recommend moving over to responsive design (if you haven’t already) in order to future-proof your site for when the latest mobile and tablet devices arrive.

Also, somewhat surprisingly, Apple has chosen not to add NFC technology to the new iPhone. Does this mean that marketers and brands will be less likely to use the technology for fear of  alienating millions of iPhone users? We’ll have to wait and see…

What do you think of the iPhone 5? Is your site fully prepared for the new 4-inch screen?

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