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Rumor has Apple iPhone 6s sporting display with 488ppi pixel density, 460ppi for iPhone 6s Plus

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Rumor has Apple iPhone 6s sporting display with 488ppi pixel density, 460ppi for iPhone 6s Plus
The Weibo account of Chinese serial leaker @KJuma contains a couple of items related to the upcoming unveiling of the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. According to one diagram on the page, the Apple iPhone 6s will feature a resolution of 1125 x 2000 on its 4.7-inch screen, which works out to a pixel density of 488ppi. The Apple iPhone 6s Plus will carry a 1242 x 2208 resolution, according to this rumor, resulting in a 460ppi pixel density.

To put both of these figures in perspective, the current Apple iPhone 6 features a 750 x 1334 resolution (326ppi). The Apple iPhone 6 Plus offers an FHD resolution of 1080 x 1920, for a pixel density of 401ppi. Previous speculation had Apple keeping the resolution the same on the new handsets.

The Weibo site also contained an alleged Geekbench score for the iPhone 6s, reportedly done on Thursday. It showed the phone running the A9 SoC with the CPU clocked at 1.8GHz. It also revealed that 2GB of RAM was employed by the phone. The single-core score was 2248, while the multi-core tally came in at 4036.

As usual, in a situation like this, we suggest taking this information with a grain of salt. The good news is that we don't have long to wait for all to be revealed. This Wednesday, Apple will unveil its new products at Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco. As we told you last night, security was tight as Apple started hanging banners and making last-minute changes for the September 9th event.


Thanks for the tip!

source: @KJuma

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posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:24 8

1. UglyFrank (Posts: 1553; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


If this is true, I still wouldn't buy the phones but it is good to see them advancing.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:32 1

8. neela_akaash (Posts: 1095; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Thanx PA for posting my tip so quickly...

But there's a typo. The exact res is 1125 x 2000

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:08 5

27. Alan01 (Posts: 350; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Thanks for pointing that out. Actually, it looked like a "3" to me which is why I typed it that way. But now that you point that out, yes it does look like 1125.

We had a number of readers send us the tip, I know you were one of them, so thanks!

Regards,
Alan F.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:09 2

30. neela_akaash (Posts: 1095; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


The only thing i want to know the battery performance of the 6s. Coz they already had a pathetic battery performance with that 750p screen.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 04:05

102. neela_akaash (Posts: 1095; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


This rumor is fake.. posted by the same guy again.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:25 1

2. Basharhd99 (Posts: 72; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Finally a bump in resolution!

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:29

40. Finalflash (Posts: 2725; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Won't happen, there is absolutely no chance this will go through. Increasing the screen resolution without increasing the current battery size would mean the iPhone will have literally half the battery life of the previous one (which was pretty abysmal to begin with). Even if they save battery from other components, the screen of the phone is what eats 80% of the battery in normal usage and likely can't be offset with that kind of a resolution increase.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 05:34 1

97. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3703; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I don't think it will happen either, but do us all of a favor & stop making stuff up.

"Increasing the screen resolution without increasing the current battery size would mean the iPhone will have literally half the battery life of the previous one..."

Screen size affects battery life to a much higher degree than resolution. What you're saying is simply asinine. The battery life might decrease, but definitely not by half. Don't throw out random figures if you have no idea what you're talking about.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 10:56

103. rtcinema (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Pixel switching is very low energy usage when compared to the backlight. Sure, more pixels use more energy, but it's not a linear ratio especially since smaller pixels take less energy. Sony's Xperia z5 premium is an example of how even a massive boost in pixel density doesn't have the same level of drain. The Xperia z5 premium has 4 times the resolution as the z5, but a nominal increase in battery size. Both claim to have the same battery lifespan.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:25 6

3. Derekjeter (Posts: 805; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I just downloaded iOS 9 on my 6 plus and it's so smooth, with the new iPhone getting 2gig ram will only make it better. I can't wait for this.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 15:07 2

51. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Any multi window, slide over, or pic n pic?

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 00:56

94. thesims2customs (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


I thought that feature only available for iPad..

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 10:29

98. miket1737 (Posts: 2350; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


that probably would be hold for announcement for the 6s annoucement, beta doesnt have that for any device besides ipad air 2

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:27 16

4. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2017; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Now people will stop saying it's an overkill for any display up to 500ppi.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:33 10

9. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


It was never overkill. Put a QHD phone next to a 1080p phone with a full webpage on each of them. The QHD phone clearly has the crisper text. The difference is less visible in video and images though.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:09

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7919; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Actually it's more noticeable in video if you play native videos on the display. The iPhone has to down any resolution higher than 1080p on the small mod and anything above 1080p on the big one.

So you really can't tell because the video just looks not so good.

You can usually tell in videos that are suppose to be dark

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:50 14

17. blazee (Posts: 407; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


I still remember when Apple fans would all argue that "retina" display is the best and highest quality display and that it cannot be improved, even with higher ppi bc anything above "retina" is impossible to be noticed by a human eye.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:58 12

18. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2017; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Since the Iph*ne 6 plus was released, they've stopped saying that the 1080p displays are an overkill except for QHD displays. If this report is true, I can guarantee you that they'll no longer say that QHD displays are an overkill.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:02 2

21. neela_akaash (Posts: 1095; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Now they will hit on 4K displays...

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:20 6

36. nctx77 (Posts: 1646; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Sorry bro, but I barely see a difference between my old iphone5 and my 6 plus. If I put my nose on the screen, it's an ever so slight difference. Remember Steve Jobs was referring to a normal viewing distance. Non of these screens look different from normal distance.
As far as these so called slight poi improvement, I would give you my next pay check if you could show me the difference in 59 more PPI.

Did you hear the story about the Sony phones at IFA? They had phones on display and all the journalist ran over to see the 4k screens. They were drooling over the display until Sony informed them that they were the 1080P phones. The 4K were in the back lol!

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:26 18

38. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2017; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


You've completely missed the point.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 15:05 7

50. JohnnyD (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Sep 2015)


I can easily see the difference in resolution between QHD (S6) and FHD (Nexus 5, One M9, etc) if the screen is at least 5".
I haven't seen 4k yet but the difference should be harder to see when compared to QHD.
Comparing an iPhone 5 to an S6 is like night and day for example.
Just because you don't see don't say it's not noticeable.
But after QHD and well calibrated OLED/POLED/AMOLEDs what I want to see is proper battery life in smartphones and even better cameras with low light. The rest is secondary.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 15:22 6

57. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Lol your sight must be bad then. The 6Plus screen is noticeably better than that of the 5. Everything is so much crisper.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 18:11 3

72. DaveElliott (Posts: 106; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Who cares what Steve Jobs said about it? 3.5" is all anyone would need? Of course, he would say that. He had one model and it was 3.5". Retina was all that was needed? That's all he had. He was marketing, not providing some clever insight to the universe or human condition. His group produced some good products, but selling them was always the only true goal.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:59

19. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Which is still true.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:07 5

26. Ordinary (Posts: 2142; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Proven wrong so many times...

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:30 2

41. techbuttcheex (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Jul 2015)


The retina display can't be improved without switching panel technology. The Note line has a superior display only because of the contrast and color accuracy. It looks like the Z5 might be competitive now since they're switching away from the blue LEDs that plagued the Z3 line.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 19:05

78. dazed1 (Posts: 305; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


LOL Sony and competitive displays? LOL!

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 11:01

104. rtcinema (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Sony has the best 4k TV screens on the market. It would make sense that they could replicate the clarity and color accuracy on a smaller screen.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:27

5. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


It won't happen.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:30 1

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


That processing power is scary.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:30

7. Ghost04 (Posts: 319; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Rumour .....

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:34

10. FReDcc (Posts: 55; Member since: 11 Jun 2015)


Now this is a part of Plan.

Creating higher expectation for a product leads to dissatisfied buyers which results in less sales.

hmmmmm

Cheap Chinese Plan.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:36 6

11. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


No please Apple ! Keep the Full HD resolution! We don't want gimmicky battery-consuming specs! Leave that to the stupid competitors

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:50 8

45. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7919; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Like Samsung who's S6's have 1440p displays and have better battery-life.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 16:25 5

66. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


better Battery life ? hehehehehe biggest joke of the month. I used galaxy S6 and compared it to my iPhone 6 plus. dont bring infos out of your Bu**.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 15:25 4

59. tedkord (Posts: 9927; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes. And please, no gimmicks like a voice assistant that talks jokes, or being able to send heartbeats, doodles and taps. Leave that to the competition, too...wait,what?

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 16:37 1

67. AlikMalix (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Ted, I use Siri all the time... ALL THE TIME! And the jokes or quirky answers are a welcome feature - they're always different. But buddy, if you don't want her responses - there's an off button in settings that turns off her replies - you never have to hear her voice - except for navigation obviously.

The rest you listed are gimmicks, but they don't impose on your experience or force youth use them. I tried taps on Apple watch and those are cool to grab attention of someone.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:38

12. miket1737 (Posts: 2350; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


0.o very nice if true. At least the 4.7 inch model needs a resolution bump

The 6s plus resolution makes sense considering the 6 plus already runs at that resolution internally, but the smaller 6s resolution doesnt make too much sense.. Is it within the 2x/3x asset of iOS?

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:41 2

13. miket1737 (Posts: 2350; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


The new iPhone needs to have fast charging tech. Would be pretty nice if the smaller 6s can fully charge in under a hour, that would be blazingly fast

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:05 2

24. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 351; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


They should just include the iPad adapter in the box.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 00:03 1

90. iushnt (Posts: 1484; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


That doesn't help. It would just degrade the battery life faster over time. They should do how Qualcomm did with fast charge or Samsung has been doing in their latest flagships.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:46 2

14. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Still not 500ppi, yet. Lol

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:46 1

15. carlemillward (unregistered)


Seems like they upgrading everything. Display... check, CPU... check, GPU... check, RAM... check, Camera... check, Battery...

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:19 1

35. abdoualgeria (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Are they using the next gen of powerVR GPUs??

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:51

46. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7919; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Same cpu with a speed bump is hardly an upgrade.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 13:49 1

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I highly doubt the rez will change on an S model. Iphone 7 most likely.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:03

23. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 351; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


Yeah, and they might switch to an AMOLED display for the 7.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:09

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yep I read a rumor about such change for the 7. It is shaping up to be a very nice device though.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 15:13 5

55. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


But the sheep only likes lcd, though.lol

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 15:27 4

61. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Where is that post funny?

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 16:42 2

68. AlikMalix (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


People like what the latest tech brings better results - up to recently LCD was much better than amoled, but LCD is now at the peak of its potential - so I expect Apple to use whatever is better on their next model even if it's amoled.

The resolution bump is still unnecessary as I find my iPhone 5s sharp - having anything sharper will not improve my experience at all - what's the point.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 00:06 1

91. iushnt (Posts: 1484; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


How do you know it won't improve..If Apple brings iPhone 7 with 2.5k or higher amoleds, then may be you will know how your experience would be improved. A smooth OS and a great display..

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:01

20. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 351; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


A 750p display isn't enough considering how much the iPhone cost. This seems like the biggest "S" upgrade ever.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:03 3

22. tango_charlie (Posts: 231; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


488 ppi? Peanuts! 806 ppi baby. 4K or go to hell. There were times where the Iphone outclassed the majority of Android flagships but what about now? Display, camera, battery life are better on Android flagships. The only reason now to go with an Iphone is just its OS.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 14:42

43. cnour (Posts: 548; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


You are really very smart. Please don't buy an iPhone and keep buying Android toys. You don't deserve an iPhone.

It is the OS which proves if the Display, Camera, Battery life are better not the hardware specifications only.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 15:27 3

60. tedkord (Posts: 9927; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's both, wick is why Android flagships are the best phones in the market.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 15:30

62. darkkjedii (Posts: 19470; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I agree bro, the operating system is it. It's the decisive part.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 15:57 2

64. tango_charlie (Posts: 231; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


LOL! "It is the OS which proves if the Display, Camera, Battery life are better not the hardware specifications only." LOL! Final result? Android outperform the Iphone in every aspect. So this means not just a great hw but also sw! Or to say it with your weird logic: Apple has a great software but the iphone hardware sucks that's why it loses against Android.

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 20:40

85. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Why stop at 4K though? I want so many pixels on that screen, a microspider can't even count them. 8K! 32K!

But really, 640K ought to be enough for anybody.

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