What's the chances of the iPhone 7 4.7in getting a 1080p screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    I don't understand how it's going to be a late 2016 smartphone with that screen?
    It's not fair and bad as having 16GB as base model in a flagship phone.
    1080p would be amazing for the 4.7
    Even tho it isn't 2K or 4K it's at least fair enough for 2 more years.
    720 is a joke.....
  2. Phonefanman Suspended

    Jun 21, 2016
    The iPhone 7 will have a 1080p display. My prediction is this.

    1. Same size screens 4.7 and 5.5 inch. Will be latest gorilla glass 5 with 1080p screen.

    2. Slight overall improved design change, cooler looking and even more thought out.

    3. Will rock 3GB of ram

    4. Water resistant

    5. Light shock resistance

    6. Added speaker for richer more stereo sound withbass boosted some

    7. New improved keyboard (something special up Apples sleeve)

    8. Siri pro ( with more access to more areas of the iPhone we aren't currently seeing)

    9... And more....
  3. BLUEBLASTER macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2016
    I cant see it being an issue for them to make it 1080p but the real question is would you notice a difference on a screen that size of 4.7? I don't know.
  4. lra108 macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2013
    Hoping for that as well. It's inconceivable that Apple would still be making 750p iPhones and charging $700 for them when you can get 2K android phones these days for less than $500... but then again, its Apple
  5. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    No why would they update it. Screen res for both will remain until 2017.
  6. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    It sucks that Apple still hasn't provided a way for apps to adjust to any screen size and resolution yet. Or, if they have, developers aren't using it. It's annoying how every time Apple releases a new phone with a different resolution, apps look blurry until each developer updates their apps. You don't have this issue on Android, or even macOS or Windows.
  7. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    What is the chances?
    I think quite unlikely.
  8. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    There is more to screen quality than pixels, just as it is with camera and cpu cores/ghzs. There is more to it.

    Iphones have great screens
  9. HarryWild macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    Do you work with Phill in the Apple's Marketing Division? Sound like it to me! LOL!
  10. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Not an argument.
  11. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I notice that the screen looks grainy when displaying lots of text, so yes, I probably would notice an improvement. I have an SE and on that screen the resolution is well matched to the screen size but on the iPhone 6 and 6s I think they could do better. But the battery would take a significant hit, which is likely why they never did bump up the resolution.

    There is a strongly confirmed rumor that the upcoming Note 7 will feature a battery saving option of running a 720p display resolution. So I think for the 6/6S it's been all about the battery. That device was just at an awkward size for them to optimize the battery and screen display in relation to the chassis size. The SE and the Plus had advantages there.

    If they could make the 6/6S/7 thicker, they would open up their options but then Jony and some other thin phone fanatics would have a fit.
  12. _LeaFy_ macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2016
    I've used Samsung galaxy S6 edge for half a year than I had to switch to an Iphone 6S and damn, after using samsung the Iphone screen looks so poor.
  13. Jetro macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2016

    Samsung over saturates the colors so it looks real colorful but in real life things aren't like that. They do make nice screens though.
  14. _LeaFy_ macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2016
    They don't over saturates the colors, they are just using OLED display. Every OLED display is like that, bright and sharp.
  15. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    less battery life if they go for 1080p and their batteries are already pretty tiny.
  16. janeauburn macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    Not night and day, but I can tell the difference in screen quality between a 6 and 6 Plus. It's a qualitative difference. So I'd say yeah.
  17. Yakibomb macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2014
    Cape Town
    Also bumping up the resolution would help with VR, up that close to the screen you really notice small differences in resolution.
  18. ABC5S, Jul 31, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2016

    ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    What do you mean tiny?

    Samsungs is 3000 mAh

    iPhone 6s is 1750 mAh
  19. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    We probably won't get a screen quality bump until 2017.
  20. Jetro macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2016

    Still over saturated because of that's not how they appear off screen.
  21. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    What I would like to see is 1080p on iPhone and QHD on iPhone Plus models. Given the size to resolution ratio, I think that would be perfect. I would say we could be more likely to see this for the 2017 redesign but we could see it this year because they are in need of a reason for people to upgrade.
  22. rugmankc macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2014
    Samsungs screens are oversaturated for whatever reason. I took landscaping pictures with a couple Samsungs and the photos colors are un-naturally bright. My iPhone is more true to what I see. I wouldn't mind 1080p though.
  23. erayser macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2011
    San Diego
    Owner of a 6+ and S7 edge... I swap sims between the 2... fan of both. I have to say in the indoors, the the iPhone colors looks better... and see the same comparing with the 6s+. However, big difference when viewing outdoors under the bright sun. I have to find shade to view or read anything on my 6+. I'm more than happy with my s7 edge screen... only notice differences when I do side by side comparison. I wouldn't mind if Apple uses OLED screens... and wouldn't complain about the color differences.
  24. yellowscreen macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2015
    I think new color gamut d3, like ipad pro 9.7 and 5k iMac, is a given

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