Experts explained why Apple chose 1704 x 960 resolution screen for the iPhone 6



On Wednesday, informed sources said that Apple is testing the display with a resolution of 1704 x 960 pixels for the next generation iPhone . Regardless of how a mobile phone screen will grow in size ( to 4.7 or 5.5 inches), the aspect ratio is stored ( at 16:9 iPhone 5s), the density of pixels per inch – increased.

If Apple decides to release a new iPhone with a screen resolution , developers will have to adapt the schedule annexed to the screen stretched as it was with the advent of Retina- screen. Though this time schedule will have to increase by only 50 % , rather than twice , as in 2010. In this non-optimized program will look at the iPhone 6 is much better.

“In contrast to the situation with the need to adapt graphics in 2010 , this time will increase 50 percent . A 50 percent increase in image interpolation produces less distortion and loss of detail than a 100 percent increase ( with a doubling of pixels ) .

As can be seen in the examples , non-optimized applications look at the iPhone 6 is better than non-optimized applications a conventional display Retina. Add to this the fact that the density of pixels per screen is now higher, so the difference in image quality would be even less noticeable . “

Recall that the first model iPhone, published in 2007 , the screen size is 3.5 inches , and resolution – 320 pixels horizontally and 480 vertically. So were the displays in the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone 4 screen Retina, in which the number of pixels ( 640×960 ) and density ( from 163 to 326 ppi) were doubled .


At the end of 2012 followed by the iPhone 5. Size of its screen has been stretched by 0.5 inches, and the number of vertical pixels increased to 1136. If Apple really decides to bring resolution to 1704h960 , for the 4.7 -inch model will be 416 ppi figure dots per inch , and for a 5.5- inch – 356.

In the big iPhone icons , buttons and other interface elements will be larger and clearer , and their location will not change. At the same time, the extra space will fit on the phone’s more icons with applications to display more content in the ” Maps ” or the browser Safari.

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