iPhone 6 to feature Quad HD resolution?


Could the iPhone 6 boast a Quad HD display, packing a 2560 x 1440 resolution in line with the 5.5-inch LG G3?

That’s the word on the street according to a source citing “Apple employees” from Hong Kong, although it is not clear which iPhone 6 model is being referred to. If this is the case, it would give the give the iPhone 6 by far the most stunningly beautiful screen of any Apple smartphone ever.

It wouldn’t have to mean that it eats up battery life like nobody’s business, either. LG has seemingly figured out a way to get good battery life out of a phone with a QHD display — with the G3 beating all of this year’s flagship Android phones with 1080p displays. Apple could likely find a way to do this, too.

The same source who suggests the GHD display for the iPhone 6 also claims that the iPhone 6 images leaked on Weibo last week are not — as had previously been reported — mock-ups, but actually authentic iPhone 6 beta models. Apple reportedly recently shipped these beta units to various facilities around the world, including Hong Kong, for testing purposes.

To try and lock down the device, each sample unit can allegedly be easily identified by a set of “unique particularities, which would explain why the handset hasn’t been leaked more extensively than it has already.

Particularly given that Apple is taking steps to crack down on such leaks in recent times.


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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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