Resolved Would UI elements' size be the same if iPhone 6+ used native resolution panel?

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  1. hystery, Sep 21, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014

    hystery macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010
    So iPhone 6 plus uses virtual resolution 1242x2208 and then downsamples it into 1080p.

    In this article he claims:

    > It is important to note that there is no decrease in final physical
    > size from the original UI rendering to the final down-sampled display.
    > A status bar with height of 20pt will appear about the same inch size
    > on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+. It’s truly like comparison of iPhone 4 to
    > iPhone 5 instead of iPad Air against iPad mini in respect of UI
    > physical size. Downsampling is not the same with downscaling!! To
    > prove my point, let’s take a look at 1080px by 1920px in 401ppi and
    > 462ppi. Diagonal pixel of this resolution is 2202.9px. 2202.9px in
    > 401ppi will yield 5.49", while 2202.9px in 462ppi will yield 4.77"
    > display. Hence 1080px by 1920px in 401ppi is physically as large as
    > 1242px by 2208px in 462ppi.

    I read again and again and still have no idea why he can claim that.

    401ppi on 1080p in 5.5"
    461ppi on 1242p in 5.5"

    diagonal px of 1080p is 2202.9/401=5.49
    diagonal px of 1242p is 2533.3/461=5.49

    Is that the reason why he says that UI sizes will remain physically the same even if Apple used 1242p panel?
  2. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    It would be the same because it would still be a 5.5" display. So a native resolution panel would have a greater pixel density, which would result in UI elements appearing to be the same size
  3. hystery thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010
    I see... That was that simple...
    So that's what downsampling was meant to be instead of downscaling? I mean, iPhone 6 plus' panel is downsampled and works as if it has 1242p workspace?
  4. Altimax98 macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2012
    Lakeland Fl
  5. hystery thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010
    God now I can take some sleep now I understand. Thanks guys it really makes sense now.

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