Alleged iPhone 7 screen panels leak out: 4.7" 1080p and 5.5" 2K resolutions claimed

Alleged iPhone 7 screen panels leak out: 4.7
Uh oh, what do we have here - the alleged screen packages of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus splashed for the world to see. That's not the first time eventual parts of the iPhone 7 are making the rumor rounds, but an intriguing comment towards the panels pictured here says that the 4.7" one is with 1080p resolution, while the 5.5" LCD display is said to be a 2K screen, likely meaning a 1440p screen. The source also goes on to add that one of the packages is made by JDI, while the other's maker is not clearly visible.

This one is not hard to believe, as JDI has been an Apple screen supplier for a while, but the alleged bump in resolution ticks us off the wrong way, as there may be havoc rained on developers to adjust to new, higher resolutions, and an eventual heavier toll on battery life. Take this with a grain of salt, despite that the Chinese tech blog source that posted these has scored numerous credible Apple tips in the past.

source: @KK (Weibo)

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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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72 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

back plate leak - check front glass leak - check motherboard leak - check screen panel leak - check whats next? camera module? box?

5. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 944; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Does someone not need to accedently leave one in a bar or somewhere?

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They're innovating this year by leaving several components at different Pokemon go gyms. Regardless, this is a false rumor most likely because with the limited battery capacity of iPhones that resolution isn't possible without a huge hit.

24. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

My iPhone 6S Plus gets 2 days of my regular usage on a single charge, or an entire 12-hour day with Pokémon Go being played periodically throughout the day. If I had half of that battery usage, like an S7 or LG G5, then I'd still be happy, like S7 and G5 users are.

42. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You must not be on you phone much then

56. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I check email, text, watch some video, check Facebook, Web browse, and Pokémon Go. I'd say I'm a pretty heavy user. On days that I'm actually not on my phone much, I'm at 75% battery at the end of the work day, and 60% by the time I go to bed.

50. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Unless they are "AMOLED" panels? Because they do make OLED displays. How good they could ve vs LG or Samsung is another question.

43. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

they noticed demand for higher resolution displays due to VRs.

62. SmartFix

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 05, 2016

Really don't understand why Apple won't make an 5'' phone screen !

2. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

1080p for a 4.7" display? lulz Waits for iPhone users to suddenly change their tune.

25. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I've had 2 phones with 1440p screens (Note 4 and Note5), and my 6S Plus is a 5.5" at 1080p. I cannot tell the difference. Unless the screen is 2 inches away from my face, I can't tell and neither can you. That's a guarantee.

28. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Don't miss-understand, I agree with you. There are cases where you can tell the difference more clearly but unless users know what to look for I agree they won't be able to tell the difference.

29. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Exactly! I have an LG as a backup phone. I can't see a difference.

34. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Bull crap. You can see the difference unless you have a pair of prescription glasses. The difference is pretty minor, but it's there. Also you get to play 1440p videos in YouTube and get high res screenshots as added bonus.

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They are claiming they can't see a difference between 1440p vs 1080p as a way to back-pedal without them saying, they are actually happy the smaller iPhone is no 1080p and the larger model is 1440p. Come on man, you gotta read between the BS from these hypocrites. You can't see much of a huge difference of 720p from 800p. But every time Apple had the higher resolution and higher PPI, they didn't care how minute the difference was, all that mattered is Apple had the best. Now that they no longer do, now it just a list of mad-lib excuses. Apple and its fans have always since the 70's been the biggest liars and hypocrites ever for tech. EVER!

59. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I'm glad it bothers you so much. I wish I could get that upset about something that has no influence on my life at all, ever.

60. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Do you hold your phone 3 inches from your face?

63. SteveS

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

No, all things being equal (display technology) and at normal viewing distance and assuming 20/20 vision, you cannot see a difference and this can be mathematically proven. Let me know if you need help with the math. The only way it would make sense for Apple to increase the resolution is if they're doing something with VR or if they switched to an inferior Pentile based display (cough... Samsung) which uses 1/3 less sub pixels and requires more pixels for the same level of sharpness.

68. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

That's not math dumbshit.

69. SteveS

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

sarcastic_nerd (aka dumbs**t) - Okay, since you're not so bright, I'll provide the math for you. 20/20 vision is defined as the ability to discern the detail of 1 arc minute. Given the 4.7 iPhone 326 PPI screen, let’s do the math. Visual Resolution = (1 / Visual Acuity) * (1 / 60) Visual Resolution = (1 / (20 / 20)) * (1 / 60) = 0.0166667 degrees Pixel Size = 1 / PPI Pixel Size = 1 / 326 = 0.003067″ Distance = Pixel Size / (2 * Tan (Visual Resolution/2)) Distance = 0.003067 / (2 * Tan (0.0166667/2)) = 10.54″ As such, mathematically, we can see that a 326 PPI screen has the properties of a “Retina Display” at a distance of 10.54 inches or greater. This is consistent with Apple’s claim.

70. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Except good eyes are supposed to resolve 0.3 arc minute, not 1 arc minute. 20/20 is incredibly mediocre vision, not perfect. Do some research dumbs**t.

71. SteveS

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

Wrong on both counts dumbs**t... 20/20 is accepted as "normal vision". In fact, most of the population, even with corrected lenses cannot achieve better than that. 20/10 is effectively the limits of the best human vision and that's extremely rare. Even that is 0.5 minutes of arc. Further, even those few rare people that have achieved that level of vision at one point in their life, do not keep that level of visual acuity as they get older. In either case, you're attempting to make a point based on an edge case scenario that simply doesn't apply to the majority of the human population. As such... you're wrong and the math says so.

72. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

There are people with 20/6 vision. And the accepted limit is at least 0.6 arc minute. 20/20 is average vision. As you said. And according to you, no one is supposed to be having more than average vision. The average height of a human male is around 5'6". So if someone said to you he has a height of 6', you will claim he is lying.

37. mixedfish

Posts: 1565; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Of course you can't see the difference between the 2K Notes and 1080P iPhone. 2K on AMOLED is half as sharp as LCD pixel for pixel, which means you are looking at the same 1080p sharpness. Derp

44. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

That's not really how it works.

57. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Derp that makes absolutely no sense. Try again, but this time after gaining knowledge of pixel pitch.

39. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I was one of those who say "I can't tell the difference anyway!!". But after using note 5 for a long while, i can definitely tell the difference when I'm holding my note 3. I've been spoilt with a QHD, even a FHD screen looks crap to me.

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So because you can't "see" a difference, that means their isn't one? Oh and just because we can't "see" the difference, does that mean we shouldn't get higher resolution? Wait, let me try it this way...because you can't "see" the difference between 18" wheels and 20" wheels, does that mean we shouldn't have 20" wheels?

58. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

The problem you have is that others don't see a difference between "not being able to see individual pixels" and "definitely not being able to see individual pixels". You aren't seeing a difference, but that spec sheet though. Do you use a 27" QHD monitor? I do, and I sit maybe 2 feet from it. I cannot see individual pixels. So, at one foot away, you can discern the difference between QHD and FHD on a 5.5" screen? Nice try. Nothing to discuss any further.

64. SteveS

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

If a tree falls in a deserted forest, does it make a sound? Answer: Who cares. Nobody is there to hear the sound. From a practical matter, no, there is no difference with displays that have already exceeded such resolutions. Unless you have super human vision and you hold your phone ridiculously close to your eyes, there is no difference. This is a marketing ploy and your a victim of it. Only if you're doing VR does it make sense to go higher in resolution.

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