Rumor: iPhone 6 / Air specs to include Ultra Retina screen with 389ppi, 2.6GHz A8 processor, 5.5mm-thin body

Rumor: iPhone 6 / Air specs to include Ultra Retina screen with 389ppi, 2.6GHz A8 processor, 5.5mm-thin body
Apple is well-known for taking pride in the thinness of its devices. So we should expect its next-generation iPhone to be among the slimmest smartphones on the market. Back in January, we told you that the upcoming iPhone - possibly called iPhone 6 or iPhone Air - would have a 6mm-thin body. Now, insider Sonny Dickson says that the new iPhone model will actually be 0.22 inches thin - meaning only 5.58mm.

Sonny Dickson also mentions that the next-gen Apple handset would sport an Ultra Retina screen with a 389ppi density, while its alleged A8 processor should be clocked at 2.6GHz. He also tweeted that “these specs could be the real thing”, so they could also be inaccurate. While there’s no denying that the man has some connections (he was the first to reveal last year’s iPhone 5C design), we’re still taking all these details with the proverbial grain of salt.

Anyway,  let’s assume that the 389ppi density is real. We heard that the iPhone 6 may feature a 4.7-inch display, and, if that’s the case, to obtain a 389ppi density at that size, the resolution should be higher than 720p (720 x 1280), but lower than 1080p (1080 x 1920).

Apple might officially announce the iPhone 6 in September this year. The company could also introduce a larger, 5.7-inch iPhone to counter the multitude of very large Android (and even Windows Phone) handsets released lately. Both should run iOS 8. Hopefully, more solid details about Apple's future smartphones will be unveiled soon.

source: Sonny Dickson (1), (2), (3), (4)

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74 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And suddenly ppi over 300 will matter.

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Why they put odd resolutions. Still it's a mystery. Now days all smartphones not phablet have near 450 ppi. Apple is still behind. And I'm sure battery will be 1500mah

29. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They have weird resolutions for the 4:3 aspect ratio of the iPads.

39. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They have odd resolutions because iOS can't dynamically adjust content to fit differing resolutions, so to keep from forcing developers into supporting all different sorts of resolutions, they keep it at multiples.

43. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

So what if it is 1500mAh??? I still have my charger and Starbucks! Besides. all my friends have their iChargers so, I can just borrow one.

53. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

LOL nice, that is the classic iFan justification for every forced rationalization for their advanced devices.

66. givemespecs unregistered

So? What's wrong with the 5s. Screen quality? Does it lag? Does the battery last at least a day? Does it take good photos? You may not want to hear this but there is a good reason why Apple sell so many devices.....they just work and they work consistently. Your hate for Apple is not going to make them go away.

75. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The iPhone 5s is way too expensive for what it offers, and its screen is way too small, though the latter is a matter of personal opinion.

42. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

It will matter now because Apple is doing it first (of course, first after Samsung, LG, Sony, etc). But, what's even more titillating is, Ultra Retina ...... ooooooooooooooohhhhh ...... somebody get me a box of kleenex son that I can clean up the mess that came from the excitement of learning a new catch phrase: Ultra Retina. I can't wait for this baby; I'ma have me a Ultra Retina this year.

45. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

We are already getting "it ONLY has a 1080p" display comments. lol

47. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

"Ultra Retina screen with a 389ppi density" Crappy marketing ploy. If 324ppi is Retina, and 389ppi is Ultra Retina, what was the HTC One's 468ppi? Super Mega Dooper Retina? Apple is just playing catch up again and naming it cleverly so ignorant Apple customers have a catch phrase to run with. You know the people who refer to all smartphones as iPhones. Those people make me pity them, that's like calling ALL cars Mercedes.

51. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I've never gotten how Apple is playing catch up every year. Since Apple buys all of it components then they could easily buy a 1080p display for it's iPhones or all of the best components on the market for that matter.

55. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

cost cutting = more profit

60. givemespecs unregistered

Name me a phone manufacturer who doesn't market their product or have flashy marketing terms for their product features? Apple are no different to any other manufacturer. They are just better at what they do than anyone else. I think it's a bit harsh to label Apple customers as ignorant. Most iPhone users I know are intelligent professional people. I know there are some who go a bit over the top about Apple, and I'm guessing these are the ones you are referring to but are they really any different to those Android fans who hark on about ppi quad core screen size etc?

71. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i dont know bro where u live whayt i have seen exp by people tv n all i have seen apple owners r ignorent they think they have the best techlogy etcc as there was a show who made fun of iphone users that they dont any thing theyt are dumb u can check pa has posted few articles on it , they cant make the diff in new or old

59. givemespecs unregistered

5s is already over 300ppi so what's your point?

2. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

If this is true the Apple haters (like me) will no longer be able to troll iPhones for their bad (on paper) specs.

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Resolution is not even 1080p ehhh, battery will small around 1500mah and of course same and boring iOS.

13. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

YES!! IF RUMORS ARE TRUE I WILL MAKE A NEW PA ACCOUNT AND RE-NAME MYSELF "iOS007"

26. iOS007

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

You can have it if you turn off Caps Lock and agree not to buy an iphone 6.

36. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

I literally laughed out loud at this hahaha +1 to you

37. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

HAHHAHAHHAHAHAHA LMAO LMAO LOLOLOL

40. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Welcome to PA lololol

41. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Anyone else want "Android007", "Windows007"? for their account name? go ahead lol

48. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"BlackBerry007" or "Jolla007" sounds good to me. lol

50. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

That sounds good too lolol

74. Symbian007

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 15, 2014

^^^ FTW ^^^

22. afegit

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

> 2014 > not octacore lol. gr8 specs m8, i r8 0/8

33. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Tell me why the iPhone would need an octacore processor? Ppl get way too hung up on raw specs alone. The iPhone runs great on a dual core processor because of the excellent software optimization, which is a very important part of how well the phone will operate, not just specs alone. Just cause Samsung needs an octacore processor just to run all the things they stuff in their phones doesn't mean all other phones need it.

70. Kadmspb

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

I can give you an example when IPhone 5S needs better specs, I have a Chromecast at home home. When my girlfriend tries to stream shows to Chromecast through Netflix app her IPhone 5S becomes almost unresponsive but when I do it with my Nexus 5 i have no lag on my phone whatsoever.

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