“The iPhone 5 embraces a taller, 4-inch, 16:9 1136 x 640 display opting to lengthen the device instead of increase its area in both dimensions. The result is a device that is distinctly an iPhone, albeit a modern one. The taller display doesn’t do much to make desktop web pages any easier to read as a result of the width staying the same,” Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug and Vivek Gowri report for AnandTech.
MacDailyNews Take: You’re holding it wrong. Turn the iPhone into landscape for reading Web pages, the way it’s meant to be used.
“Reading emails and typing are both improved though as there’s now more room for lists and the keyboard no longer occupies as much of the display. The taller device can be more awkward to use if you have smaller hands, but the added screen real estate is honestly worth it. Once you get used to the iPhone 5’s display, going back to the older models is tough,” Lal Shimpi, Klug and Gowri report. “The taller chassis went on a diet as well. The iPhone 5 is now considerably thinner and lighter than its predecessor, which is yet another factor that contributes to it feeling more modern.”
Lal Shimpi, Klug and Gowri report, “The move to LTE alone is a big enough reason to upgrade for any heavy user of mobile data. The larger/improved display, much faster SoC and 5GHz WiFi support are all icing on the cake – and this is one well iced cake.”