Resolution of Apple iPhone 6 screens supposedly found in iOS 8 code
The Apple iPhone 5s features a resolution of 640 x 1136, while earlier rumors had the iPhone 6 weighing in at 960 x 1704. If Apple is planning on using the same resolution for both the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch variants of the iPhone 6, this would mean a smaller pixel per inch (ppi) pixel density reading on the phablet version of the device. Let's take a look.
At 4 inches, the Apple iPhone 5s has a pixel density of 326ppi. A 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6, with a resolution of 828 x 1472, would combine to produce a pixel density of 359ppi. The same resolution on a 5.5 inch iPhone phablet would work out to a 307ppi pixel density. Both new screens would surpass the 300ppi benchmark that Apple uses to give a display the title of a "Retina display." The two figures are well below the 538ppi pixel density on the LG G3, the first phone in the states to offer a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen. Most 5 inch Android phones with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, like the HTC One (M8), sport a 441 ppi pixel density.
The answers to all of your questions about the Apple iPhone 6 should be answered on September 9th, when Apple is holding an event during which it is expected to unveil the next iteration of its iconic smartphone.
This iOS 8 file found in the Xcode 6 SDK beta for the iPhone, supposedly reveals the resolution for the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone 6 screens
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1. kkmkk (Posts: 86; Member since: 06 May 2013)
wow that is bad .............. poor apple they cant go beyond FHD !!!
5. magnanimus (Posts: 289; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
By the time Apple uses FHD, it'll probably be 2020
42. Finalflash (Posts: 1706; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
HEY, don't jump ahead, stick to the regular prayer. It is always "maybe next year" (and eventually it will be 2020).
8. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
This is awesome. Don't hate on this.
111. engineer-1701d (Posts: 833; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
What he means by don't hate on this is people will see the inferiority of the Apple product, they have to keep it low res screen since they only have one gig of ram on that big of a device
124. Cicero (Posts: 346; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
I don't hate. I just know Apple is using not up to date specs (screen, RAM) and charge more. Good for them because they are making huge bucks from your hard work. But if you are happy and satisfied is all that matters!!!
12. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1276; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
If they do that the phone will run slow. More likely than w/o FHD.
104. nodes (Posts: 32; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
Ipad mini retina uses the exact same chipset found in iphone 5S, and runs as fast with 2048x1536, that is already surpass FHD.
106. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1276; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
"Wud buddy?" I said more likely than w/o FHD.
137. Taters (Posts: 2901; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
IPad mini has a fat ass battery and is way easier to cool. The biggest thing preventing chips from being really cranked up is battery and thermals.
That is why the iPad Air bitch slaps the iPad mini 2 and why the mini 2 bitch slaps the iPhone 5s.
If you go with the same chipset "theory" thus the iPhone 6 can handle a super high resolution then you must say android phones aren't cheating on benchmarks, because you know, it's the same chip cranking out those benchmarks ignoring thermals and battery.
121. imMature (Posts: 82; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
No, if they change the resolution, almost all the devs are gonna have to update their apps to support the new res.
131. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 400; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
I am copy pasting you my other comments as clueless trolls who never had anything beyond android in last 4-5 years don't deserve much effort: Yes as you can see the average non geek user has a priority of a FHD screen, thats why the iphone is the best selling smartphone each year, wait what? Anyway my point is an average user doesn't give a f**k about phone resolution it never will. Anyway I have a 720p moto G for my gf and it looks super sharp on a 4.5 screen, I can imagine a 828p resolution on 4.7 will look great too. Look also at sony's compact flagship, 720p on 4.5 inch, samsungs galaxy alpha 720p on 4.7 screen.
2. GreekGeek (Posts: 757; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Just a tad better than 800p or 720p
130. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 400; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
Yes as you can see the average non geek user has a priority of a FHD screen, thats why the iphone is the best selling smartphone each year, wait what? Anyway my point is an average user doesn't give a f**k about phone resolution it never will. Anyway I have a 720p moto G for my gf and it looks super sharp on a 4.5 screen, I can imagine a 828p resolution on 4.7 will look great too. Look also at sony's compact flagship, 720p on 4.5 inch, samsungs galaxy alpha 720p on 4.7 screen.
3. magnanimus (Posts: 289; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Wow. At least we get a 720p display this time. Yaay?
4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 134; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)
America will never surpass anything when compared the product in China
7. magnanimus (Posts: 289; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
China has always pioneered the tech industry. Being the first to bring about the iPhone. Let's not forget then also bringing us the web giant Google we mostly used today. And have I mentioned the most popular mobile operating system used in a great deal of Chinese phones originated in China?
45. elitewolverine (Posts: 1541; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Not to mention the number OS used in the world and governments and business...
112. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 914; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Yes, I love how he always forgets which country is responsible for the most technological innovation (The U.S.) and who is so backwards that they missed the Industrial Revolution and the tech booms of the 20th century. I guess reverse engineering to catch up and gunpowder so many centuries ago counts for more than anything else.
24. Python212 (Posts: 265; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)
What are you guys ready for? I mean the design looks pretty much the same...... so is it the a tab above 720p display? 1gb ram? 4.7" display? NFC? Still hoping for the SD card slot??
Breaking news guys!!! Those are so 2012
29. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Then why are you bothering to comment? What change do you hope to affect with that comment?
32. Python212 (Posts: 265; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)
Who says I can't comment what I wrote up there? I'm just pointing out the facts. And those are facts, period. Why so offended?
38. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
In your wildest dreams, you couldn't offend me over a phone dude. What your trying to do is troll and be a bother, but no one really cares. When the iPhones drop, we'll get em, use em, and that's that. Your words won't/don't matter. As you were, troll on.
43. Python212 (Posts: 265; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)
Then why are you bothering to comment? What change do you hope to affect with that comment? Have a nice day :)
55. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Have a nice day, and the smiley, suggests you got the best of me. Sorry to disappoint. See post 38, and you'll see your comment affected no change. 9-19-14 I'm camping out, and bringing home a gold, 128 gig, 5.5, if it's available. Have a nice day :)
59. Python212 (Posts: 265; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)
Am I supposed to care now? LOL I won't stop you and I don't think anyone would care either. If anything it would be weird if you don't do that lol
62. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
My point exactly sir. Now I have no more reason to reply to you. I'm enjoying your stupidity though, so I'll continue to bait, poke and prod you.
66. Python212 (Posts: 265; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)
What a little kid you are lol
Keep enjoying my stupidity and continue to bait, poke and prod me.
I guess I won't sleep well tonight LOL
68. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I didn't poke you. Take a break for now.
70. Python212 (Posts: 265; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)
" so I'll continue to bait, poke and prod you."
who's the troll now?
86. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 78; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)
o.o I have a question for you, since I see you everywhere when this involves android x Apple. Couldnt you get the same opportunities you get on Apple with Android? What significant feature on the new Iphone would push you so deep into your decision without playing with the product first that you could not get with android? I see people talking about lagging or the ecosystem, but that ecosystem isnt just apple based, its much more open for improvement with other ones, the ability to mix and match and create an ecosystem thats not set to one rather expensive brand. Ive asked this with a lot of people who are very knowledgable with apple, but most of them cant really give a solid answer, its just 'apple or nothing'
91. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Every year I get the new iPhone and new note, why? I like em both, and can afford em both. 'Nuff said.
94. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 78; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)
Thats the whole point, I cant get an actual REASON for the purchase. Do people go out and just buy any random computer or tv or any big purpose without making sure its a solid purchase or that it will bring an actual improvement to their daily lives and not making it feel superficial? Saying it like that is like saying your buying two cars, one for weekdays, and one for weekends. Why though? wouldnt it make more sense to invest and improve just one to fit your needs even more? Improving one solid buy and using that 'extra money' to increase its capabilities even further?
95. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
If I bought only one it'd be the iPhone. It's my daily driver, and the Eco system I'm most deeply vested in.
96. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 78; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)
But that doesnt answer the issue at hand. Couldnt you get the same investment on Android? You answer things as if Apple is THE ONLY CHOICE for said ecosystem, yet we've seen not just windows with xbox live (which is pretty darn good) and Android with its multitude of choices and even the ability to link into ICloud and Itunes as well. Is the purchase a SOLID purchase, or is it more out of habit and loyalty without seeing the other side of the river?
98. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I've had em all over the years, iOS, android, Symbian, wp8, windows mobile, BB, and micro softs danger (the side kick). I settled on iOS, and android, but iOS is my main Eco system. Let me try to list em lol. Here goes: G1, my touch 3G, instinct, Htc hd2 and hd7, Htc evo 4g, and the 3d one, iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4s, 5, 5s, gs, gs2 on sprint, AT&T, and Tmobile's, AT&T's gs2 sky rocket. I didn't have the gs3, had the gs4, note, note 2, note 3, Palm pre, Nokia e71, Bb storm, and curve, the Samsung android slider on sprint, I can't think of the name but it had 768 Megs of ram. Man I'm trying to remember, so forgive me if I left some out. I had the sprint hero, and the unlocked hero with the chin too. Didn't bother with the s5. I'm a techie, and I love these gadgets, but iOS has simply served my needs the best. It's the video camera that stole my heart, with the auto compression/editing of files, and a few other goodies.
100. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 78; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)
But thats not something that cant be done on other platforms. Im a techie as well, but Im also in sales. Making a 'solid' purchse that satsifies my needs is formost important to me. I take that mentality to anything I buy, when the need arises, thats when I buy my next new toy (Main reason I havent upgraded any of my consoles to the last editions other than my Wii to Wii U, and thats because my mother needed something to connect to the tv for web and other uses and it came with a tablet, good buy). But I dont usually buy things for one feature, especially if I can do the same if not more with another device. Couldnt you have say, bought a Nokia with its camera or another device with a strong camera AND then bought some premimum editing software?
At least thats a step forward, much better than most people Ive asked the same question to, although not as satisfying as I wished for.
102. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Sorry I couldn't satisfy your question bro. I tried to be thorough.
105. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 78; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)
Its nothing to apologize for, Im used to it by now. The only thing that really disturbs me is just the amount of anger and immaturity that comes from this with a lot of people from both sides of the river. The biggest issue though is that I doubt this problem wouldn't be NEARLY as bad as it is if someone COULD answer the question. Just being blunt and honest, a lot of apple consumers get very defensive and, for lack of a better word, angry if you question them on their love for apple, but give nothing in response for WHY. I get a solid response from lots of android consumers, PCS and Laptops, they can give a solid reason to why they buy it, most of the time (there are some people who a bit more bitter). As for SOME android fanboys(Yes..at this case its fanboy), they purely buy android JUST because they hate apple...when your buying something just to stick it to the competition, I feel that sullies the product itself.
So one side has no reason to buy their products and gets angry when you ask why and try to show them the other side, and the other side is elitest trying to make other people feel wrong in their purchase(well..both sides do this..but apple consumers cant seem to do it as much). Its like Nintendo vs Sega all over again, but at least then we were talking about games.
133. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Trying to make someone feel low about their purchase is something I'd never do. I agree with you, that's weak. Myself, I buy iPhones and notes, not only for the OS, but the comfort of them. I'm used to Samsung and touch wiz, as well as iOS. Kinda like people that only buy ford or Chevy. Technology is meant to make ones life easier, one of the best examples of ease, is familiarity. When you get use to something that works well, you tend to stick with it. That breeds brand recognition. Tvs, friges, and other appliances have it, as well as say Tide washing powder, or Kellogg's Frosted a flakes. I however will venture out, and try other things, but those two are my mainstays.
141. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 78; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)
Also a very good reason for the loyalty is the familiarty. In the sales field, one of the biggest things is that everyone in the family get something they all know so that they can relate their experiences together, thus why mom,dad,grandma,grandpa will get whatever little sally gets cause shes the most experienced with it. EVEN if another phone fits them better, its still best to get the same type of OS with the family.
However, the problem with that is that you disregard the opportunities you get from other ideas. If you get too used to something, you may never realize the potential of the others. Not just that, but the discouraging nature to AVOID learning as much as possible is one thing we have in our generation. People dont want to read or learn about something if they dont have to, they just want to stick with what works now, that is one of apples main ways they stay successful. They arent selling you a PREMIMUM device like what most android lovers say, they are selling you that safety. "Buy our latest Iphone or Ipad or Imac! Sure its $____ more BUT you wont have to learn how to use a new system!" This is actually a thing in buisness, selling an addiction or selling ease of mind, its how a lot of people sell insurance and people are very very swooned by it.
All Im saying is, if your reason for liking your iphone is because you are familar with it, then by all means, make that your reason. I just get tired of most people who praise the iphone, DONT give a reason for it, its just liking something to like something, and thats what drives MOST android followers up the wall
79. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5729; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Hate to disappoint, but 9-19-2014 is likely to be a 4.7 inch iP6 day. Magic 8-Ball says iP6XL will have to wait for Xmas season.
120. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5729; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Errrgh. Macrumors.com has an article up that points to a possible 1Q2015 ship date for the iP6XL. Magic 8-Ball wouldn't answer when I asked it about the 1Q2015 ship date. Would you be willing to wait that long for an iP6XL? It is almost obsolete by then.
134. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
No, cuz something else would come out by then. That, or I'd wait for the newer model.
113. engineer-1701d (Posts: 833; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Dark you did gear that the 5.5 was pulled maybe Dec or Jan release they had problems with the screen breaking
135. darkkjedii (Posts: 11063; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Yeah, I read that a while back. That's why I'm just waiting for the official announcement. The 9-9 and 9-19-14 dates line up with last years announcement and launch dates, so that part is credible.
125. Cicero (Posts: 346; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
Same to you. Why you support and troll all about Apple? Concerning me I still hope to see a big step ahead from Apple. Why? Because I like competition from customer point of view and to choose the best for me. Still disappointed from Apple. And I was in that boat for almost 4 years.
93. fanboyoftech (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)
Well, actually, nothing is confirmed...so, at this point, they are not actual "facts." Technically, you're pointing out "rumors." Just so everyone is clear.
50. AlikMalix (Posts: 391; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
Reply to post# 24
Did it cross your mind that maybe apple got it right and the rest of the manufacturers are just trying to 1-UP just to appeal on numbers to those who care. You may think that apple is doing it all wrong, but you can't argue with sales numbers and satisfaction ratings. That's the only thing that matters at the end of the day. You're obviously like what u got for a phone - but I can name hundred things without thinking on how using android will cripple my functuality in the real world. Needless to say that android does have its pro's but they don't outweigh their cons - and for nearly a billion idevices sold of which half are iPhones many people (not all ofcourse) do praise apple design choices and their UI design language and usability. Which features to include and which will worsen the experience.
57. Python212 (Posts: 265; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)
Apple did get it right with their business model but that doesn't mean apple fans aren't overpaying for their 'i' products. Why pay premium for something that isn't premium? I won't get into android vs iOS but the fact is 720p &1080p contents are very common nowadays and 1440p contents are starting to creep up on us. Are you really happy with sub 720p display that you paid premium for? How about no memory expansion option such as an SD card? Those features aren't even premium anymore.
128. AlikMalix (Posts: 391; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
For the screen, ram, and camera and other bits and pieces on my iPhone I paid $3. I paid $197 for experience, guaranteed updates, trust that I built from using their products for years, face-to-face support, ecosystem that evolves not just what's within my phone, but outside of it, and value knowing that I will sell this phone and profit in 2 years.
I will always welcome higher specs and features of-course, but only if they improve my phone - not use up my battery, or data, or ergonomics, etc.
Also see post #127.
88. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 78; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)
Does the sales and figures really mean much? That can be a very easily disregarded according to the cost of each device against the profit made for each one? IF you build a computer that only costs you $500 and you sell it for $1200 mulitple times, does that really count as being the 'best'? Also, being in a field that sells the devices, I have to say, majority of people who purchase them, only get them because they are following someone else and on top of them, a lot of them return them afterwords because they didnt know what to do with it. Its a pretty solid fact that a lot of apple consumers are very unaware of the choices, there are a LOT of people who dont know that an IPAD is a tablet, and often ask the differences between them. Im just saying that knowledge of a product really does effect if your truely satisfied with it, or if your doing it out of loyalty to the brand only. Im not meaning to make offense, but with a lot of 'apple' consumers who love their product, most of you guys here, never really say why you love it, only that it works. I see windows and android people spill their guts over features, hardware, and more, but rarely ever with apple. I have to say, most of them just snarl and insult anyone who speaks any ill of apple, but never really give a solid arguement against it. I may be wrong on that, but judging from how long Ive been reading posts here, its common.