More Evidence Points Towards 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with 1334 x 750 Resolution Display

More Evidence Points Towards 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with 1334 x 750 Resolution Display

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Yesterday, a video of an alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 that booted up and was assembled from leaked parts surfaced. The video showed the alleged iPhone 6 booting up to the Connect to iTunes recovery display screen as well as iTunes recognizing the device. After further examination of the display, developer Steven Troughton-Smith notes that 4.7-inch iPhone 6 shown in the video is most likely equipped with a 1334 x 750 display.

A 1334 x 750 display on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 would results in 326 PPI (pixels per inch) -- the same amount as current iPhones with retina displays. This finding corroborates Daring Fireball's John Gruber assessment that the 4.7-inch model would pack a 1334 × 750 display while the 5.5-inch model would feature a 2208 × 1242 resolution display with 461 PPI.

MacRumors did an analysis of the the Connect to iTunes screen and found that a 1334 x 750 resolution display was likely.

The method relies on the fact that the "Connect to iTunes" image does not completely fill the display on the iPhone 6, with the Lightning cable ending above the bottom edge of the screen whereas on current iPhones it extends all the way to the edge. Assuming this "letterboxing" is due to the image not being optimized for the larger iPhone 6 display, it would correspond to the image filling an area equivalent to a 4-inch screen centered on the device's 4.7-inch display.

By our calculations, the border areas not covered by the image together suggest that the iPhone 6 display carries approximately 17.5% more points in the vertical dimension than a current 4-inch display. This would move the current 568-point height of the iPhone 6 (1136 pixels at 2x Retina) to 667 points (1334 pixels assuming 2x Retina) on the iPhone 6.

Assuming the aspect ratio of the screen remains the same as in the iPhone 5s, which by all indications it does, this would mean a 667 x 375 point (1334 x 750 pixels Retina) display for the iPhone 6.


A lot of assumptions are made before reaching this theory, however more and more evidence is pointing towards a 1334 x 750 display for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Many iClarified readers also pointed towards the gear icon that flashes just before the Connect to iTunes display. It is likely that this unit is running internal diagnostic tools used to test the devices before iOS is flashed on to them.

All of this is speculation, and we won't for sure until Apple takes the stage September 9 to announce two iPhone 6 models and its highly anticipated wearable device.

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More Evidence Points Towards 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with 1334 x 750 Resolution Display
Catsrules - September 2, 2014 at 5:14am
I admit this is a disappointment, considering both my Nexus5 and Galaxy S5 are 1080p displays. But after thinking about it I don't think it really matters and may even be a benefit to the iphone 6, First of all the PPI is still above 300 PPI and they say the normal Human eye doesn't see much better past 300 PPI. Second lower resolution means better battery life, also the GPU will not have to work as hard, so increase in batter life and more power for other tasks Also at 4.7" the screen it smaller then both Nexus 5 (4.9") and S5 5". So you don't need as high as resolution anyways to get a good PPI
Patrick R - August 31, 2014 at 4:45pm
ah fail......... i used my iphone 4 for about 4 years, and i have been waiting since iphone 4s, 5, and 5s, and i hope apple will do major upgrade for iphone 6/s for full hd and large screen 4.7 or 5.5inch so please dont be disappointed your loyal customers.
Simon says - August 31, 2014 at 3:15am
I'm as big of a apple fan as the next guy, but anything less than 1080p is a huge fail if you ask me. All apple is going to do is give fagsung even more marketing ammo by using such an obscure resolution on a flagship device.
zetaprime - August 30, 2014 at 11:54pm
Hardware is relevant. Software can only do what the hardware allows. Limiting a device by not using the best hardware specs possible makes no sense. Please do not respond if you can't be civilized and avoid any insulting language. Calling people 'idiots' or 'stupid' does not advance your cause.
Amphetamine - August 31, 2014 at 12:54am
Software is trivial if it's not optimize with proper coding and multiple loop holes for malware and virus.
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