iOS 8 points to iPhone 6 screen resolution to be 828 x 1472
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 is expected to be announced on September 9th. As the release date nears new details about the highly anticipated smartphone from Apple are being revealed. Recent part leaks seem to provide conclusive evidence that new iPhone 6 will be available in 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch screen size variations.
A larger display would imply change in the devices’ resolution and according to a new report published by 9to5Mac, iPhone 6 will feature 828 x 1472 pixel resolution. The evidence pointing to this leak was found in iOS 8 files of Xcode 6 SDK beta. The files in the SDK reference to an iPhone with a resolution of 414 x 736. This value is in point format in the SDK so if we double the value, making it Retina resolution, we get 828 x 1472.
For the current generation iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S the SDK references to the point values as 320 x 568 which when doubled gives us the resolution as 640 x 1136.
The new resolution in upcoming iPhone 6 could make room for two additional rows and one additional column on a larger screen. The evidence found in the Xcode files suggests that Apple has been testing the new screen resolution internally. All the speculation and rumours will be finally put to rest when Apple announces the new iPhone at a special media event 19 days from today.
Bigger iPhone could also boast longer battery life. 5.5 inch screen iPhone is expected to support 2,925 mAh battery, while iPhone 5s currently features 1,560 mAh battery. Other features could include new sensors, better camera and could also possibly include NFC.
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