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

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.

source: 9to5Mac via BGR

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  • Display 4.7 inches 1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8 1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1810 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x


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