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iPhone 6 Retina displays to come with 1334 x 750 and 2208 x 1242 resolution for 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch model respectively

iPhone 6 announcement is getting closer and closer day by day. It is speculated to be unveiled on September 9 by Apple Inc. We have seen infinite number of rumours and it keeps coming every now and then. Lets have a look at the latest one.


iPhone 6 will come in two variants which will be the 4.7-inch variant and 5.5-inch variant for sure. The 4.7-inch variant should be the only one to get introduced in the September 9 event and go on sale after two weeks. Even, if the 5.5-inch variant is shown off in public on September 9, it will not go on sale until December. There are also rumours of the higher model of both the variants to come with Sapphire glass. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will also feature a 1810 mAh battery reportedly. They will also come with NFC and latest LTE chips. Apple is also likely to add a 128 GB storage option for the media hungry consumers.

iPhone 6 will for the first time step out of its one hand usage comfort zone display size and step up to bigger displays. So that means, iPhone 6’s resolution would also become higher due to change in display size. Well known, Apple journalist John Gruber has given his expertise on the subject. According to him, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will have a resolution of 1334 x 750 with 326 ppi while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will most likely feature a resolution of 2208 x 1242 with 461 ppi. The well-known Apple journalist insists that he has no specific knowledge of these resolutions but he makes a valid point about why these resolution would make sense for Apple.

Gruber notes Apple would be consistent with previous patterns of doubling the current Retina resolution at 326 ppi on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

At 4.7 inches, 1334 x 750 works perfectly as a new iPhone display, addressing problem #1, showing more content. With point dimensions of 667 x 375, this display would show 1.38 times more points than the iPhone 5. At 326 pixels-per-inch, everything on-screen would remain exactly the same physical size. There would just be 38 percent more room for content.

Gruber also believes that moving to a “3x” Retina resolution at 461 ppi for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would display an even greater amount of content while being able to render the same Retina pixels on a larger scale.

Everything works at these dimensions for a 5.5-inch display. With an increase in area of 68 percent and a scaling factor of 1.06, this display would address both content, and it would render everything on-screen, point-for-point, a little bit bigger. And at 461 pixels-per-inch, everything would be amazingly sharp.

In both these cases, existing apps would still be able to run at such resolutions, as optimizing current apps would be made easier considering the scaled nature of the displays.


iPhone 6 will be unveiled on September 9 and we would bring you all the information you need, so stay tuned.

Source: MacRumors

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