Among the many things Toshiba will be showing off this year in their booth at SID 2011, a possible future iPhone display will make an appearance boasting 720p resolution, 1500:1 contrast ratio, and Super AMOLED clarity in a 4″ form factor. Thus far, the two most widely speculated features on the upcoming 5th generation iPhone include the processor — Will it get the newer dual-core CPU found in the iPad 2? — and display. As for the latter, most rumors have pointed to a 4″ screen size as it would technically fit in the iPhone 4 body allowing Apple to keep the iPhone 5 the same size as the current 4th generation iPhone.
As it stands right now, the jury is still out on what exactly Apple will change on the new iPhone as well as how major the upcoming refresh will be. Many believe that the 5th generation iPhone will be a small refresh much like the iPhone 3G –> 3GS. Others, however, make claims about the screen, processor, and other internal hardware being upgraded which signals a more major upgrade to us. At the very least, a 720p iPhone display will require developers to redo their apps to support the added resolution, potentially aggravating some.