iPhone 6 may have 'largest resolution yet'

20/08/2014

IPhone 6 May Have Largest Resolution Yet

As the rumoured release date for the iPhone 6 looms closer, there have been murmurings that Apple’s newest smartphone will be its highest-resolution yet.

Not only will Apple (supposedly) be releasing two variations of the smartphone, with the iPhone 6 at 4.7 inches, and the iPhone 6L at 5.5 inches, but the larger screens will match with its greater resolutions of 828 x 1472, or even, 1242 x 2208.

As the existing iPhones have a resolution ratio of 640 x 1136, consumers will no doubt be very excited by this news, which comes after 9 to 5 Mac claimed to have uncovered clues within iOS 8 files to suggest this.

If these new rumours are true, it would mean that the iPhone resolution would be sharper and will, in fact, bring more screen space to the smartphone. In turn, this could mean that Apple are able to unlock more software-based functionalities, adding more icons to its home screen.

According to the previous file discussed from the iOS 8 SDK, Apple still has plans to include 20 icons per home screen, and, if calculations of the new resolutions are correct, it could potentially have room to add one additional column and two additional rows.

This new resolution may also expand to the full width and height of the screen. Even with the 5.5 inch iPhone 6L, the resolution would still exceed the 300 pixels-per-inch that Apple defines as a Retina display.

However, it is imperative to remember that there has yet to be an official announcement from Apple about the iPhone 6, so this rumour, along with the numerous others that are currently scouring the internet, must be taken with a pinch of salt.

All rumours should be cleared up on September 9th, which is believed to be the launch date for the new iPhone 6.