iPhone 6 with a sharper 1704 x 960 resolution display being tested?
We’ve heard a ton of rumors of the two iPhone 6 models that Apple is preparing to launch this year. Most of the debate though, has focused on what display resolution we might see in these devices in order to not affect customers and developers on launch day, and which will also allow these device to retain a PPI density that complies with Apple’s Retina Display standard. A lot of speculation has even mentioned 1080p and even 2K displays in the works, but new reports claim that there is already a base model being tested.
Credible sources now point that Apple is already testing devices with a 1704 x 960 resolution on both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models. This would provide the 4.7-inch model with a 416 PPI density, while the 5.5-inch model would even fall superior to the current iPhone Retina Display at 356 PPI. These changes do pose challenges to developers though, as it would pretty much double the current 1136 x 640, and where current apps would definitely seem fuzzy when not optimized. We’ve experienced a similar situation when going front he iPhone 3Gs to the iPhone 4 years ago, so we should expect Apple to make all the enhancement tools necessary, available for developers with the launch of iOS 8.
Obviously a this point, this is still just a rumor. A lot could happen from here to the launch of these devices, so we’ll keep a close eye for you.