Last weekend, we reported that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 seemed likely to boast a 1334 x 750 Retina Display, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6L could have a 461 PPI Super- Retina Display. Now it looks like that working iPhone 6 cobbled together may have confirmed the iPhone 6’s resolution.
Today, iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith tweeted:
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) August 30, 2014
In this tweet, Troughton-Smith is noting that the “Connect To iTunes” image seen when the hacked-together iPhone 6 is booted up, it doesn’t actually fill the entire display, as it does on the right. And as MacRumors notes, doing the math and figuring out exactly where the “Connect To iTunes” image begins and ends on the screen implies that the iPhone 6 has roughly 17.5% more pixels on each axis than the iPhone 5s.
Meanwhile, iOS developer James Thompson has tweeted that iOS 8 seems to prefer loading a 3x image over a 2x image on existing devices:
— James Thomson (@jamesthomson) August 29, 2014
The bottom line? It’s looking pretty likely that Apple will be rolling out a 1334 x 750 pixel display on September 9th, and the larger iPhone 6 will get a big jump in pixel density to follow suit. If you want the highest-resolution iPhone, you should wait for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, which may or may not be unveiled on September 9th.