iPhone 6 display resolutions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by robinp, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. robinp macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2008
  2. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    I'd be happy with those resolutions:)

    He certainly makes sense with his analysis. Hopefully he's right:apple:
  3. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Makes sense and that would be more then adequate however I'd like to see 1080 on the 4.7" for a standard video resolution.
  4. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    PPI for the 4.7" iphone seems a tad low, though it is slightly better than 720p. I can see many people opting for the 5.5" iphone based on this alone.
  5. radiologyman macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2011
    Agree. Reputable Russian website already "confirmed" that 4.7 in will have low pixel density by taking screen under microscope. Now if 5.5 inch has high density ...
  6. iMacmatician macrumors 601

    Jul 20, 2008
    I want to point out that the number of points in each dimension has been even for all the iDevice resolutions so far, so I'm not sure that 667x375 points will be used for an iPhone. I don't see why (besides the Ming Chi-Kuo report) something like 668x376 wouldn't fit his reasoning though. I definitely agree with the 736x414 points for a 5.5" iPhone though, as after analyzing the Feld & Volk picture I concluded that 736x414 could not be for a 4.7" iPhone. While I don't like 3x scaling, after reading this article I am leaning towards that as the more likely possibility for a 5.5" over a 2x scaling.
  7. 0928001, Aug 23, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014

    0928001 Suspended

    Sep 15, 2012
    Funny how 326 is now "a tad low", when it was a couple years ahead of it's time in 2010. Anything beyond ~350 is a waste of battery life and GPU resources. I don't see Apple going beyond 400 PPI on any of their displays.
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    In general perhaps, but there are people who can see the difference between something in the 400 range and something in the 300 range.
  9. zipa macrumors 65816

    Feb 19, 2010
    Certainly not. 350 is barely adequate, 500 ppi would be average and at around 1000-1200 ppi would be the "point of no return", as opposed to diminishing returns.


    Yes. Those people would be pretty much everyone except the legally blind.
  10. 0928001, Aug 23, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014

    0928001 Suspended

    Sep 15, 2012
    I completely agree; I can see the difference as well. I just don't see Apple implementing a unnecessary amount of pixels in lieu of battery life, which customers already know the iPhone is at or near the bottom of the pack in terms of that.

    This made me LOL. 500ppi is "average"? Think about it if you are Apple. You're going to tell me that it would be a better idea to let that lousy rumored 1810mAh battery in the 4.7 inch iPhone power a 500+ PPI display, and potentially knock off 1.5 hours of already crappy usage time? No. Apparently you didn't understand the purpose of my statement. I may understand this if the same A7 was manufactured using the 20nm node and placed in the iPhone 6 for the interest of power savings in lieu of such a display, but it won't be.
  11. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    Frankfurt, Germany
    I hope it stays true for the 5.5" model, will definitely be getting that.
  12. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    Only one problem with that article: Assumptions! And a lot of them. The biggest and most fallible of which is think Apple will stick to the 16:9 ratio or that they haven't figured out how to code for dynamic scaling.

    Apple will put out a 1080p screen for both devices. 720p simply isn't good enough when your displays are larger than 4.5 inches. Trust me. Take a look at the Moto X with its 720p screen (which is 4.7 inches BTW) and then look at any phone with a 1080p screen. The difference is significant! A 326ppi / 16:9 rratio screen at 4.7" is not gonna cut it and the pundits will have a field day. And while I'll likely still buy one, I will be highly disappointed in Apple.
  13. robinp thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2008
    I think he was quite clear about the assumptions in the article but the logic and reasoning was unusually strong and thorough compared to most of the trash that gets reported. He does have a track record of inside info which he denies at the start of the article but hints at later on. I would be surprised if the resolutions are exactly correct but they may well be in the right ball park.

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