iOS developers seemingly confirm iPhone 6’s 1334 x 750 resolution

This image might prove the iPhone 6 has a 1334 x 750 display.


This image might prove the iPhone 6 has a 1334 x 750 display.

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:

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:

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.

  • Adrayven

    Funny how a fake iPhone 6 might prove a theory.. huh.. the splash screen proves it’s an Android hock phone in the start of the video (you see a gear, an old android splash screen, pop and disappear quick).. and look how the image of the iTunes cable and logo is pushed up to center of screen.. It’s way off

    yet blogs don’t want to out this obvious fake because it ‘creates’ news they can get clicks on..

    • Adrayven

      and don’t forge the iTunes logo’s color is COMPLETELY off and washed out… Apple OBSESSES about color recreation..

      • William D

        it should be red too.. for iOS 8..

    • Adrayven

      and fake iPhone 6’s are a dime o’dozen in China right now for $200 or less ..

  • sigzero

    I will have to wait for the iPhone that has the super duty rootin tooty Retina display.

  • Valan

    I hope they do keep the current ppi and ask the developers to do several asset sizes.

    Just like OS X development.

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