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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  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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149 Comments

1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

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

5. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

42. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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 unregistered

This is awesome. Don't hate on this.

110. iLegend

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

they are here to hate only

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

124. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 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: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

104. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

106. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

137. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

No, if they change the resolution, almost all the devs are gonna have to update their apps to support the new res.

123. HamzAmin

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Dear Apple, Welcome to 2009 :P

131. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

828p hahahaha Just a tad better than 800p or 720p

130. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

America will never surpass anything when compared the product in China

7. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 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: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

112. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

9-19-14 all will be revealed.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My body is ready.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm major ready Mxy.

24. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 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: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

32. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 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: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 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: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 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: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 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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