iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to get Retina upgrade? Don’t count on it.


Buy one, get one free on the Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus for AT&T.
Buy one, get one free on the Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus for AT&T.
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Take this with a huge grain of salt, but a blurry image coming out of Asia purporting to be from Apple’s own iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus spec sheets suggests that Apple may bump the resolution of the next two handsets. But honestly, it’s pretty unlikely. Here’s why.


The image above comes via Chinese microblogging website Weibo, and was spotted by Feng.com. The image – which would be easy to Photoshop – claims that the resolution of the iPhone 6s will be bumped to 2000 x 1125 pixels, or 488 pixels per inch. That’s up from the iPhone 6’s display size of 1,334 x 750 pixels at 326 pixels per inch.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 6s Plus will have its resolution bumped to 2208 × 1242 pixels, or 460 pixels per inch, compared to the 1920 x 1080 (401 ppi) display the iPhone 6 Plus has.

Honestly, neither of these numbers make a lot of sense.

Even if Apple was going to bump the iPhone 6’s resolution, it makes more sense for it to make the leap to 1920 x 1080 pixels, same as the iPhone 6 Plus. After all, iOS is already programmed to support this resolution. As for the iPhone 6s Plus’s purported resolutions, it’s frankly not a dramatic increase from what Apple currently is pushing with the iPhone 6 Plus: a mere 25% more pixels. Sure, that’s nice, but why go through the trouble when there are so many other ways to improve a display’s quality than mere pixel count (for example, how it performs in direct sunlight, the color gamut, or the display’s brightness)?

Then there’s the fact that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are ‘tocks’ in Apple’s tick-tock cycle of iPhone updates. In other words, Apple usually only releases major updates to their handsets (like an increase in screen resolution) every two years: the iPhone 4 (but not 4s), iPhone 5 (but not iPhone 5s), and iPhone 6 have all boasted resolution in one way or another. Apple is a company of patterns. Why change things now?

Couple this with the fact that not a single rumor so far backs up the assertion that Apple is upgrading the resolution of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus displays on Wednesday, and this is one sketchy rumor. File us under skeptical.

Source: Feng.com

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