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Resolution of Apple iPhone 6 screens supposedly found in iOS 8 code

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Resolution of Apple iPhone 6 screens supposedly found in iOS 8 code
Thanks to hidden code supposedly left in iOS 8 files, the resolution for both the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch Apple iPhone 6 screens is now revealed to be 828 x 1472. Certain iOS 8 files for the Xcode 6 SDK beta for the iPhone, show a 414 x736 resolution. But Xcode uses "point values" which requires the figure to be doubled to present the true resolution of the screens. In this case, that would be the aforementioned 828 x 1472.

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

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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posted on 19 Aug 2014, 17:32 26

1. kkmkk (Posts: 495; Member since: 06 May 2013)


wow that is bad .............. poor apple they cant go beyond FHD !!!

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 17:39 29

5. magnanimus (Posts: 542; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


By the time Apple uses FHD, it'll probably be 2020

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 18:23 8

42. Finalflash (Posts: 3211; 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).

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 17:45 5

8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is awesome. Don't hate on this.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 22:33 2

110. iLegend (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


they are here to hate only

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 22:57 3

111. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


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

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 02:32 4

124. Cicero (Posts: 889; 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!!!

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 17:54 2

12. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


If they do that the phone will run slow. More likely than w/o FHD.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 21:28 2

104. nodes (Posts: 747; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Wud buddy?
Ipad mini retina uses the exact same chipset found in iphone 5S, and runs as fast with 2048x1536, that is already surpass FHD.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 21:48 2

106. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


"Wud buddy?" I said more likely than w/o FHD.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:18

137. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; 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.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 01:19

121. imMature (Posts: 87; 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.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 02:30 3

123. HamzAmin (Posts: 81; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Dear Apple, Welcome to 2009 :P

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 04:09

131. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1539; 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.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 17:37 7

2. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


828p hahahaha

Just a tad better than 800p or 720p

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 04:08

130. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1539; 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.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 17:38 8

3. magnanimus (Posts: 542; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Wow. At least we get a 720p display this time. Yaay?

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 17:39

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


America will never surpass anything when compared the product in China

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 17:44 4

7. magnanimus (Posts: 542; 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?

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 18:24

45. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Not to mention the number OS used in the world and governments and business...

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 23:00

112. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; 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.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 17:42 3

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


9-19-14 all will be revealed.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 17:45 4

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


My body is ready.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 17:55 1

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm major ready Mxy.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 18:06 15

24. Python212 (Posts: 363; 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

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 18:10 5

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Then why are you bothering to comment? What change do you hope to affect with that comment?

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 18:15 5

32. Python212 (Posts: 363; 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?

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 18:21 1

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; 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.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 18:24 3

43. Python212 (Posts: 363; 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 :)

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 18:34 1

55. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; 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 :)

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